Go Nuts for Doughnut Day!
Did you know there are two doughnut holidays each year? The first is on the first Friday in June and the second is in November. The Salvation Army is said to have created the date celebrated in June, known as “Doughnut Day,” as a fundraiser to honor the women, known as “doughnut lassies,” who originally delivered fried up tasty dough balls in service-issued helmets to soldiers during WWI. “Doughnut” is now commonly spelled “donut” due to increased appearance in popular culture, such as The Simpsons and Dunkin Donuts. Due to their mainstream growth and tastiness, the basic doughnut has evolved! In novelty boutique bakeries like Voodoo Doughnuts, you can find exotic doughnut creations filled with combinations of pie filling, jellies, and creams and topped with cereal, candy, and flavored drizzles. However, some people will always argue that nothing beats a fresh, off-the-line, glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut! Whether you enjoy a cinnamon twist, apple-maple-bacon round, cruller, long john, nutty, Boston crème, bear claw, jelly, coconut, sprinkles, or powdered sugar doughnut holes, there is bound to be a doughnut for everyone! With so many delicious varieties to choose from, what doughnut are you reaching for on June 3?