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It’s the favorite treat of Homer Simpson, cops, Barak Obama, and just about everyone. It is National Donut Day! I will probably drool all over my keyboard or gain at least 5 pounds just writing about it because I do love donuts. National Donut Day got its start during World War I. During this time the Salvation Army sent a group of female volunteers to the front lines to provide soldiers with a little comfort food. This group was later named the “donut lassies.” It was difficult for these ladies to decide what food could be easily prepared in the dire circumstances of frontline battle. They decided that donuts were perfect because they could be fried up easily, and these remarkable women even used war helmets to fry up seven donuts at a time. In 1938, Donut Day was established to honor all of the Salvation Army volunteers that helped the troops during World War I. Now, National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June.

Any Old Flavor Will Do

Whether served at a church meeting, a business gathering, or on Saturday mornings to give moms a break, donuts are scrumptious. What is your favorite flavor? Here’s a great graphic about donuts in America:
My favorite is Bavarian Creme.  I guess that is like Boston Cream. Heck, I’d be willing to sample them both and let you know. America’s favorite donut chains are:

#1: Krispy Kreme (41%) #2: Dunkin’ Donuts (40%) #3: Shipley Donuts (4%) #4: Tim Hortons (3%) #5: Voodoo Donuts (3%) #6: Daylight Donuts (3%) #7: Entenmann’s Donuts in my own kitchen (3%) #8: Winchell’s Donuts (2%) #9: Lamar’s Donuts (1%) #10: Honey Dew Donuts (1%)

Many of these chains offer free samples on National Donut Day. So, it’s okay to splurge…especially if it’s free. After all, it is a “hole” food! Enjoy your weekend, and don’t forget to wipe the powdered sugar off your face before you go run!
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