(readers, cue The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey) (clicking on link should open YouTube in a new browser tab so you can hear my selected audio track playing, but you will have to click back on this tab to return)
This day's travels took me to Mansfield MA.
Back in the day, I used to work in Mansfield. We used to get doughnuts some mornings and one day my co-worker Don came back with a few of a doughnut called a "Zachary". I have gone to other Honey Dew locations and asked for "Zacharies" and got some seriously weird stares back. Apparently, this is THE ONLY location that makes this particular doughnut. It looks like there are some other location specific donuts, a "Blake" and another whose name I forget. Looking around the Honey Dew website, I noticed that Mansfield is their original location. They do have a bakery in the back of this location. I have been told that the donut maker named these special doughnuts after his kids.
The Zachary- Make the softest honey-dipped doughnut you can. While the donut is still glistening in the honey-dipping nectar, take said don't and put it into a tub of cocoa powder (or something like that along with magical pixie dust). Immediately serve. Cocoa powder type stuff should be damp and adhered to every single crevice of said donut. The donut becomes so large having soaked up magical honey-dipping nectar that it is not possible to fit a dozen in a dozen sized box. See the heavenly light emitted by the donuts in the first picture.
I have been disappointed on one visit. This disappointment stemmed from the fact that these sell very quickly and getting there after 10AM quickly decreases your chances more than one or two (or in my case a dozen).
Go to Mansfield. Eat a Zachary. Become a believer.