Guest blog entry by Heather Froeschl
What has two donut-hole-reminiscent O’s and ranks third in the nation as a donut loving city? Roanoke! Following behind Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH, Roanokers eat more donuts per capita than people in any other U.S. city. Our favorite flavor? Glazed.
Who says? (Some other cities might be quite jealous of this title, and challenge us as writers here on The Fridge Magnet.) The facts stand that market research showed our high numbers based on donuts bought in grocery stores. So, that doesn’t even count our trips to donut shops, even if it is worth the trip, or stops for some other crispy donut treats.
Looking for a day to celebrate our new title? June 5th is National Donut Day. Pick up a dozen or so for your co-workers and share the joy. In observation of the “holiday,” participating Dunkin Donuts throughout the country will give every customer a free doughnut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage, limit one per customer. Call your local Dunkin Donuts first to see if your trip will be especially worth it. Krispy Kreme stores are also giving away a free doughnut to customers on June 5.
Hostess Donuts serves up the following dough ring facts:
Hostess produces over 2 billion donuts per year including all of the brand’s varieties. That’s enough Hostess Donuts to wrap around the Earth three times.
The origins of the beloved round cake with a hole in the middle is heavily debated with some sources giving sweet credit to Dutch settlers who are thought to have brought donut making techniques from Holland.
Hostess uses over 10 million pounds of powdered sugar a year and 10 million pounds of chocolate a year making Hostess Donuts.
The creation of the donut’s “hole” is thought to have been the solution to the dilemma that appeared to plague early donut makers – having an undercooked center when the cakes were removed from the fryer.
Think you know your donut facts now? Check out this quiz: http://www.lamars.com/donutday/index.html
Watching your carb intake and thinking you’ll have to refrain from this day of sugary goodness? Go for the hole instead of the whole doughnut, or donut, however you choose spell it. My theory on donut holes is this: it does not exist, therefore, eating it will not count. What is a donut hole but the hole inside a donut? Well, it was also a coffee shop where I was a manager up in Vermont, but the spelling got me there since it was The Whole Donut. Regardless, I am wise in the way of fried dough. Trust me.
(I’m just filling in today for Lindsey.)