Yes, its National Doughtnut Day!
I think my son may have got there early. We made a visit to Blue Star Donuts last weekend to break up his finals studying, and then we picked up 2 dozen doughtnuts from Krispy Kreme on Wednesday for a class party - apparently he ate at least 3 of them!
Here in Portland we are kind of spoilt in the doughnut (or is it donut?) market. Voodoo Donuts has the bright pink boxes and a eyepopping selection of crazy color and crazy flavors - covered in Froot Loops, the 'Cock-n-Ball (yes, really in that shape!), Maple Bacon (with a slice on the top), a Voodoo doll etc. And there is always a line of customers snaking down the street and often around the block!
Blue Star Donuts is a more upscale, minimalist doughnut store with a selection for the more discerning doughtnut fan - quality over quantity is the promise. With flavors like Bluebery Bourbon Basil, Poppyseed Lemon Buttermilk, Vegan Pistachio Cake with Raspberry Hibiscus, Cointreau Creme Brûlée. Definitely worth the indulgence. Mmmmm!
Of course, we have a Krispy Kreme where the kids still like to go and watch all the doughnuts being churned out, deep fried and moving along the conveyor. It still has a very retro feel about it that they love.
Anyhow, if you are partial to a doughnut, today's the day. What's your favorite? Original glazed? Maple Bacon? Sprinkles? Chocolate? Filled with jam or custard? Whatever it is… E N J O Y!