To those who do not live in this area, you cannot possibly know what you are missing by not ever having eaten a warm Krispy Kreme doughnut. Our family used to begin vacations with boxes of these glazed delights. The teens and kids would wear the Krispy Kreme hat as the ceremony took place. So yummy; such wonderful memories!


I recently realized that it was possibly the tradition as much as the doughnuts that made them so special. I was out early one morning, driving to an appointment. I had plenty of time and happened to notice the local Krispy Kreme shop up ahead. Without thinking I drove in, parked and went inside. It smelled so familiar. I ordered two warm glazed and a cup of coffee. I sat down in anticipation of a wonderful impromptu treat.  

Alas, something had changed. My doughnuts were a disappointment. Was it them or was it me? I’ll probably never know. I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten my last Krispy Kreme doughnut. 

“You pretty much can’t get away from bacon or whiskey in the South. Put a doughnut in it and you’d be good to go.” Hillary Scott


8 thoughts on “Doughnuts

  1. It’s always a disappointment to try something and it just isn’t like you remembered. However, having worked in a doughnut shop for years, I can tell you that bakers can have “off” batches — and doughnut shops can have “off” bakers, too. They don’t last long but often the damage is done. We had a great full-time baker whose product was always good, but the weekend bakers could be a bit iffy. “Off” oil, or “off” other ingredients can affect taste that day, too. “Off” should never happen but it does slip through at times.

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  2. I still love Krispy Kreme doughnuts but rarely eat them and it is a real treat.
    So as you know, it is a real problem that a new Krispy Kreme doughnut store is being built on the road to Planet Fitness. I don’t Want to get in the habit of rewarding myself with a Krispy Kreme for going to Planet Fitness.

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  3. I salute your strength in being done with the “hole” business of eating donuts. Over time our taste buds change, but so do some ingredients bakers use. They find faster ways to do what used to take hours, too. It is probably a combination of time and modernization. Enjoy your memories. They are what brings a smile to our faces..

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