Friday, June 05, 2009

Donut Day - My Favorite Day Of The Year


I always enjoy a great food holiday and Donut Day is by far the best. It is the one day a year where Krispy Kreme gives me donuts all day for free. Sure, I only get one at a time for free, but the fun of the day is driving to all the different ones and seeing everyone so happy to get free sugar. Dunkin Donuts are the spoil sports. Oh sure, they will give you a free donut, but you have to buy a coffee first. The problem with that is that with that much coffee in your system, the drive to the next Dunkin Donuts can be very, very long and you hope the line to the bathroom is very, very short.

The other thing I love about this day is that it has been around forever. It started in 1938 so this isn't something that was some PR dreamed up a few years ago. Nope. Instead it was started by the Salvation Army as a way to raise money for their needs. At Krispy Kreme and at Dunkin Donuts there should be a way for you to chip in a few bucks to help the Salvation Army and not have to listen to them ring that bell of theirs.

If you decide to go to a Dunkin Donuts they are having their contest to determine which donut creation from an individual will be sold for a year at all Dunkin Donuts stores. Every year I submit my tequila glaze donut and every year I come out a loser. The favorite to win was the sm'Oreo donut and they were really winning by a lot. It sounded amazing. However, I think the corporate people realized it would be really expensive and so some guy won who put some toffee chips on a plain donut. Yeah, I love a candy bar on my donut as much as the next person, but I can get the same taste at every ice cream store around the world. You give me a smore and an oreo and a donut, that is a new taste experience.

15 comments:

kittenkeane said...

hehehe~ like "Pretzel Day" on The Office :)

Pookie said...

teehee, god love you, enty.

Lisa (not original) said...

Dunkin Donuts are nothing to celebrate, anyway. Krispy Kreme is the most addictive shit there is. lol

MontanaMarriott said...

Too bad all the Krispy Kremes in NYC are gone with the exception of the Penn Station one.

Rhiannon said...

Here in Doucheachusetts there is at least one Dunkin Donuts every 50 feet-I get nervous if I don't have one in my peripheral vision at all times. It's not the greatest coffee, but it IS consistent.

Jewels said...

Damn Enty!
I just got fat reading this!

Kristen S. said...

Dunkin Donuts is about 10000x better than that sickly sweet Krispy Kreme. Dunkins are only glazed on one side.....much, much better balance of flavor.

skipska said...

Rhiannon - I find it hilarious when my out of state friends visit me here in doucheachusetts and marvel at the number of Dunkin Donuts there are.
Sadly, the kosher one by my apartment closed last year.

Cheryl said...

I was raised on Dunkin Donuts in NJ. The chocolate creme filled are the best. The key to DD is to figure out when the fresh donuts are coming out. They get a little hard and crusty when they have been sitting too long.
I enjoy Krispy Kreme here in Austin but I prefer the variety at DD.

I keep thinking of Denis Leary going into DD.I want to take a donut and dunk it in the coffee. What flavor coffee? I want fucking coffee flavored coffee.

lutefisk said...

MontanaMarriot, my husband just surprised us with a dozen donuts from Penn Station. Those are actually made at the Krispy Kreme in Conneticut, and they drive them to the city twice/day.

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NYC2008 said...

I can't eat donuts. TOO SWEET for me.

shakey said...

Tim Horton's killed their doughnuts by adding glaze. Cannot stand glazed doughnuts. I buy mine at IGA.

JS said...

Dunkin Donuts needs to pay more attention to donuts. In the last fw years they have changed their good crullers to lousy 'sticks' and shrank the coffee rolls, while decreasing their flavor.....

Katja said...

Never been a doughnut fan -and these are far from Kosher. I read on foodbuzz.com about a shop in Portland, Oregon that has


bacon topped

maple bars. (with photos!!)

Seriously. I need one of these! And yes I want the Kosher ones!