National Donut Day Festivities

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I miss you, buddy.

Through an email message from my favorite doughnut shop, I was informed that this Friday, June 5th, is National Doughnut Day. I know it’s hip and cool to like doughnuts right now, but I am a doughnut hipster and have loved them so much ever since I was a kid when my mom would buy me a sprinkle doughnut from the grocery store every Saturday morning on her way back from Weight Watchers.

Unlike most Hallmark holidays, it seems like Doughnut Day started out as a fundraiser (one of my other favorite things) for soldiers in WWI and WWII. So by eating doughnuts on Friday, not only are we pleasuring our tummies, but we’re also being patriotic.

As this site’s preeminent doughnut reporter, I’m going to undertake a challenge in honor of this blessed day. For the next four days, I’m going to eat a doughnut and report on it. Now, mid-Michigan is not quite the doughnut heaven that I wish it was, so don’t expect to see amazing confections. But some of them WILL be amazing confections. I invite you to eat your own personal doughnuts while reading, and post pictures and reviews of them in the comments.

Tomorrow’s doughnut: Grocery store doughnut.

About flanny

Flanny was born and raised in a Detroit suburb, but tells people she's from Detroit without clarification because it makes her sound tough. She is not tough. Her favorite member of One Direction is Louis Tomlinson, and her favorite Agatha Christie detectives are Tommy and Tuppence.
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17 Responses to National Donut Day Festivities

  1. flanny says:

    While writing this article, I kept misspelling it “doughbut.” 😀

  2. Sota says:

    Thanks for taking one for the team and eating donuts on behalf of all of us. I am certain this journey is going to be very hard on you and I want to be sure you know how much we appreciate all you do.

  3. Kate says:

    I have a donut story. There was a tiny Krispy Kreme shop right across the street from my high school. We were not allowed to enter any businesses within two blocks from our school in all directions–Jesuits didn’t want any trouble. But that donut shop had a red light that would come on whenever they had warm glazed donuts to sell, and I went in there and bought one whenever I saw it. It was worth the risk of JUG.

    • flanny says:

      I had JUGs too! I mean, I never had one because I was a goody-two-shoes, but I totally would have risked one for donuts, please!

      • Kate says:

        I was the first in my class to get JUG. For talking in the hall between classes. It still comes up at reunions 200 years later!

        • flanny says:

          Whoa, just talking in the hall? Those are some rigid rules! Our most common JUG offence was untucked shirts or too short skirts.

        • Kate says:

          Yeah our JUG consisted of writing the rule you broke over and over again for 45 minutes after school. And we had some teachers who held their own JUG for poor performance on tests, but they would stay after and help you with your homework.

      • hotspur says:

        “I had JUGs too!” Hmm, it’s subtle, but there’s a joke in here someplace, I feel sure of it…

  4. Casey says:

    This post is making me crave an ever-so-slightly overcooked plain old-fashioned donut in the worst way.

  5. No joke, I had a dream about donuts last night. Also is there a delicious donut ice cream?

    • Sota says:

      You know what would be good? An old fashioned glazed donut with a scoop of ice cream on top. Why do people not serve this? It sounds better than cake and ice cream.

      • They had this at a frozen yogurt place near my house. I wanted to eat it so hard, but I’m not eating sugar right now. July 1st though man, those bastards are gonna get ate

      • hotspur says:

        In high school, my friend’s grandfather used to buy discounted, expired glazed donut holes and bring them to his house every Sunday. The family was like, “Thanks for the expired donuts” but didn’t want to eat OR discard them, so they would put them in a giant freezer in the garage. Here is where I came in, because 17-year-old me would then open the freezer and eat them by the pallet. I shall now compose an ode.

        I have eaten
        the expired
        glazed donut
        holes
        that were in
        the icebox

        and which
        you were unsure
        what to
        do with

        Get more
        they were delicious
        so affordable
        and so cold

      • They do that but make it a sandwich at this bar I love. They also put a burger on a donut, but I haven’t tried that.

  6. Commentatrix says:

    I will try to participate at least one of the four days!

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