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How do you know if you suffer from Decidophobia and how to cure it? Before we get into the step by step guidance and how to really follow through the treatment in practice, let’s do a quick diagnosis first.
There are a few signs show that you might have Decidophobia, 1) making decisions make you panic. You feel anxious, your palms get sweaty and your heart pounds harder. You even sometimes experience shortness of breath, dry mouth and more, 2) you want other people to make decisions for you. Not just welcoming people’s input but you desire their opinions and you can’t bear making choices yourself, 3) you even avoid the simplest decisions regardless how minor they are because every decision is deemed insurmountable to you, 4) your quality of life suffers because of your indecisiveness and you can’t enjoy because your emotions are paralyzed due to the fear of making the wrong choice, and 5) you don’t understand that refusing to make a decision is actually doing what you fear the most – to make a decision to not to decide!
If you find the above-mentioned descriptions familiar, identifiable and super relatable then you might have Decidophobia. Don’t worry though, today we will offer some really sweet suggestion to help overcome this disorder little by little, one donut at a time.
Struggling to make up your mind about which color to wear might not be the most pleasant thing to do in the world however struggling with which flavor of donuts to try gives you the cutest facial expression you could have in your entire life, it is not bittersweet, it is pure privilege and joy all right. And that is the exact reason we use buying donuts as our treatment.
今天我要介紹的是個最能治癒你選擇困難症的地方－都柏林的滾甜甜圈（The Rolling Donut；直譯）。滾甜甜圈大概是都柏林最好吃的甜甜圈之一，都柏林有很多好吃的甜甜圈，很多地方都不錯，但是滾甜甜圈會讓人想一再地回去，滾甜甜圈在都柏林有好幾個分店，但是我建議你可以在單身漢街上（Bachelors Walk）實踐你的買甜甜圈練習。在你出發之前，你可以先上網看看他們都賣了什麼口味，給自己一點心理建設，大致先熟悉店裡面有哪些每天新鮮現做的酸麵團甜甜圈。滾甜甜圈是愛爾蘭的本土品牌，1978 年就已經成立了，一開始還只是一個在歐康納街上的小亭子，現在卻是享譽都柏林的必吃甜點。
Today I will introduce you the best place to cure your indecisiveness – The Rolling Donut in Dublin. The Rolling Donut is easily one of the best donuts I’ve tried in Dublin. You know names and you know places to get donuts in Dublin however the Rolling Donut is one of those you will always want to fall back to. They have a few branches in Dublin but I’d suggest you carry out the practice at the shop on the Bachelors Walk. Before you go, you can take a look at all the donuts they have to offer on-line to mentally prepare yourself what you’re going to face in the store, a wide variety of freshly-made-in-the-morning-sourdough donuts. The Rolling Donut is an Irish family owned business since 1978 and it started out with a little donut kiosk on O’Connel Street and now it is one of the most renown and celebrated donuts in the city of Dublin.
Why would I say that it is the best place to cure Decidophobia? Because of many reasons and because it is just so good.
滾甜甜圈－－店址：都柏林，單身漢街 34 號。
The Rolling Donut on 34 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1.
They have a glass window which allows you to look at all the options properly before you step in the store. Don’t feel nervous just yet, it is going to be a sweet experience and no one’s rushing you. Now if you already know which one you want, go ahead and order a donut, yet if you still have no idea, ask the clerk to make a recommendation and just trust them with it and take whatever they suggest. The staff are very kind and patient, they are all very experienced in offering people suggestion and recognizing their agony in choosing the right donuts.
“What if they suggest me more than one flavor?" Well, good question and a very legit one and my answer is either you make them suggest only one flavor or you tell them just give you the most popular flavor. If they ask you any question, just say yes because everything will just be fine. And now even though you don’t make a decision you have had someone make the choice for you and that my friend I’d say it is a wonderful step forward.
If you still can’t decide either you want one donut or 3 donuts, I’d say go for their 6 donut box and just let them pick out flavors for you.
我和先生（先生是很資深的甜甜圈買家）去了幾次滾甜甜圈，前後買了 9 個甜甜圈共 8 種口味，為的就是要幫助你選擇，你可以參考我們的選擇，或是在購買甜甜圈時，直接買我們喜歡的幾種口味。
Me and my husband, a very experienced donut-consumer, went to the Rolling Donut a few times and we picked out as many as 9 donuts, 8 flavors, to showcase you our choices. You can use our experience as a reference for your donut-buying practice or you can simply order the ones we like.
We will look at some pictures today and a few donuts in depth so you can also prepare yourself better when it is your time to choose a flavor.
Let’s take a look at all the donuts we consumed in the name of research.
All the descriptions of the donuts come from the official website. Following that description I provide my own feedback.
茉莉夢露 | 香濃的蘋果肉桂內餡，外層是香草糖霜和餅乾碎屑。
Molly Malone: A scrumptious apple & cinnamon filling topped with a vanilla glaze & biscuit crumble.
When you bite into Molly Malone your taste bud is instantly hit by the juicy apple sauce and it feels like you’re eating an apple pie! The flavor is sweet and a bit of sour with the lovely fragrance of cinnamon.
紅絲絨 | 粉紅色的酸麵團，內餡是美味的香草奶油乳酪，外層是覆盆莓口味的巧克力甘納許，最後撒上紅絲絨蛋糕屑。
Red Velvet: A soft pink sourdough base filled with a delicious vanilla cream cheese, raspberry chocolate ganache topped with red velvet soil.
The filling is light but very smooth and flavorful. However you don’t taste too much red velvet and if you close your eyes it feels more like a chocolate donut since the raspberry is only hinted in the flavor.
咖啡戀人 | 滑順的咖啡核桃內餡，外層是咖啡口味的糖霜和碎核桃。
Coffee lover: A delicious silky smooth coffee & walnut filling finished with chopped walnuts on a rich coffee glaze.
The coffee flavor is not overwhelming but just the right amount, the filling is so rich and smooth. The combination of coffee and walnut just gives this donut a bit more layer. This is one of our favorites.
The other two flavors I forgot to take pictures, because they were not our favorites: Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch & Baileys Bliss.
Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch: A delicious & delectable treat filled with nutella and topped with chocolate & roasted hazelnut.
If you love chocolate, like really really love it then you’d enjoy this one because the nutella is going to burst into your mouth. This is one of our least favorite because it is way too chocolatey to us.
百利甜酒 | 百利甜酒風味的奶油內餡，搭配濃郁的香草糖霜，每一口都是享受。
Baileys Bliss: A baileys infused cream filling paired with a rich vanilla glaze will leave you feeling blissful.
If you like the decadent flavor of Baileys then you will have to try this luxurious donut. We enjoyed it the first bite for the flavor was rich and different but we didn’t love it till the end for it is super rich and you can really taste the Baileys.
覆盆莓 | 外層是滑順的比利時白巧克力，搭配冷凍覆盆莓和經典的酸麵團。
Raspberry Ripple: A Silky smooth Belgian white chocolate coating with freeze dried raspberry on a classic sourdough base.
The white chocolate is absolutely milky and smooth with the crushed sour and sweet raspberry and fluffy and light sourdough this donut will make you feel blissful. It is one of my husband’s favorites.
維多利亞覆盆莓 | 經典的維多利亞蛋糕風味，搭配手工覆盆莓果醬和簡單卻美味的糖粉。
Victorian Raspberry: A classic favorite with our own hand made raspberry jam with a simple dusting of icing sugar.
If you are my reader you’d know I love Victorian’s sponge cake so I had to try this twist on donuts. The jam is sweet and gorgeous. Each bite you have the fresh dough, the jam and the sugar dust all in one it is for sure a blessing!
檸檬酪 | 清爽、滋味滿分的夏日最佳選擇，內餡是濃郁滑順的檸檬蛋黃醬，外層則是簡單的糖粉。
Lemon Curd: A light & zesty summer favorite with a creamy smooth lemon filling and a simple dusting of icing sugar.
If you are not a big fan of merely sweet flavor then this one is your piece of donut. The lemon curd filling packs acidity and is smooth and delightful. One of our favorite donuts of the day.
Now you’ve learned a thing or two about the Rolling Donut, it is time to put theory into practice.
Follow the following steps:
- Go to the Rolling Donut.
- Take a deep breath before you step into the shop and repeat the donut flavor(s) you want to order in your mind.
- Queue. It is very important and polite to queue in a modern civilized society.
- When it is your turn, tell the staff the flavor you want with a calm and firm voice.
- Pay your donuts, which is very essential in completing this practice.
- Observe your donut(s) and give it a big bite, chew with your eyes closed and feel the dough in your mouth and the many flavors.
- You have now completed the donut-buying practice.
Instinctively you’d know if you like the flavor or not. If you like the flavor you chose, congratulations, next time you can choose the same donut and you know you won’t be let down or you can go for something else because you know you can always go back to the one you like. If you don’t like the flavor you chose, congratulations, you have successfully ruled out one thing you don’t like and you have one less options next time. What’s more you get to practice again and try something new.
Next time, if you’re faced with a situation that goes far beyond your typical bout with intense indecisiveness, remember this Rolling Donut experience you’ve had. Remember that all decisions can be good decisions because you put so much effort into making one. And once you made the decision, experience it fully and mindfully and learn about your true feelings from within. If you don’t like the decision you made that doesn’t make it a bad one. It only means it doesn’t suit you and you can always opt for something else in the future. You always have alternatives.
If you make a decision, you get a donut.
Disclaimer: this article is for entertainment purpose only. If you have serious clinical syndromes of any disorders, please seek professional help.
Kidding aside, I really enjoy the Rolling Donut and can’t wait to go back and try some other flavors. The best part of their donuts is the dough, the freshly made sourdough which is really fluffy and tender and it is not stale at all. You can really taste the freshness. Besides the dough, I like the wide variety of their donut options. Some donut stores have as many options however they might all taste just overly sweet and in the end all the same while Rolling donut exhibits and presents the flavors in each donuts. You may not like all the flavors but you’d definitely find your favorite.
If you compare the Rolling Donut to other Donut brands such as Mr. Donut, and especially Boomerang Donuts, the price is the same yet the quality really stands out. So I’d recommend you to try the Rolling Donut if you’re in Dublin.
店家名稱 | The Rolling Donut
官方網站 | Website The Rolling Donut
地址 | Address 34 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1.
- 環境 ❤️❤️❤️🖤🖤 Atmosphere
- 食物 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Food
- 服務 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Service
- 價位 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 C/P
Taitai: I wonder what should I go for next time.
Husband: Pretty good.
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