May 2, 2013



It has been in my mind for months.  Everytime I passed by local bakeries, I reminisce about the melt in your mouth pillow soft Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

So I made it a point to have a Krispy Kreme on my next sojourn to the Seattle-Tacoma area, where there are three Krispy Kreme retail cafes.  The one I went to early morning, for breakfast!, on May 2, 2013 was at 4302 Tacoma Mall Boulevard, Tacoma.

I had the Original Glazed Doughnut, which in batches were coming out of the oven right before my eyes.  I requested one that was still warm with the glaze.  And it was several seconds of yummy bliss.  An original glazed doughnut is around 44 grams containing 11 grams of sugar.  Calorie Count: 160.  Ate two more!

Krispy Kreme’s yeast-raised doughnut was a recipe by a French chef based in New Orleans.  In 1933, Vernon Rudolph bought the recipe and peddled the doughnuts on his bike in Paducah, Kentucky.  The operation then moved to Nashville, Tennessee.  In 1937 Mr. Rudolph relocated to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he began selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to local grocery stores on July 13 of that year.  The company has been there ever since.  The recipe for the Original Glazed has remained unchanged.

The other famous doughnut is Dunkin’ Donuts founded in 1950 in the state of Massachusetts where it is still based.  A Dunkin Glazed Donut is much heavier at 100 grams containing 12 grams of sugar.  Calorie Count: 260

Just to let you know the official dictionary spelling is “doughnut” although “donut” which has been in used since the late 1800s now appears in a third of American published writing. 

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