Upon opening its first shop in 2011, Federal Donuts quickly became a line-out-the-door destination for Philadelphians clamoring for fried chicken & donuts. As seasons come and go, so do donut flavors at Federal: pumpkin-spice-latte donuts rule the fall; an extra lovey-dovey one (read: heart sprinkles) around Valentine’s Day. Year after year, though, the nine flavors below remain as the permanent holdouts. While everyone has a favorite, the time has come for a definitive stratification of donut class -- since, y'know, some donuts are objectively way better than others. Since it's difficult to rank your children, we took up the painstaking task of eating all of Federal's fixture donuts and figuring out which is truly the best of the bunch.