What's your favorite donut?

Posted by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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Today is National Donut Day and in honor of that I was just wondering what/if any is your favorite kind?

History

National Doughnut Day started in 1938[1] as a fund raiser for Chicago's The Salvation Army. Their goal was to help the needy during the Great Depression, and to honor The Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers.

Soon after the US entrance into World War I in 1917, The Salvation Army sent a fact-finding mission to France. The mission concluded that the needs of US enlisted men could be met by canteens/social centers termed "huts" that could serve baked goods, provide writing supplies and stamps, and provide a clothes-mending service. Typically, six staff members per hut would include four female volunteers who could "mother" the boys. These huts were established by The Salvation Army in the United States near army training centers.

About 250 The Salvation Army volunteers went to France. Because of the difficulties of providing freshly baked goods from huts established in abandoned buildings near to the front lines, two The Salvation Army volunteers (Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance) came up with the idea of providing doughnuts. These are reported to have been an "instant hit", and "soon many soldiers were visiting The Salvation Army huts". Margaret Sheldon wrote of one busy day "Today I made 22 pies, 300 doughnuts, 700 cups of coffee."

A legend has spread that the provision of doughnuts to US enlisted men in World War I is the origin of the term doughboy to describe US infantry, but the term was in use as early as the Mexican-American War of 1846-47.

It is still a fund raiser run by The Salvation Army.

by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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Mrs.Pool2Be
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 6:30 AM

My favorite would be a powdered sugar donut with chocolate cream filling.  MMMMM!!!!

brownhoney21
by Ruby Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 6:36 AM

 I don't have one .

brit0813
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 6:50 AM
Boston cream/chocolate glazed custard filled :)
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Mrs.Pool2Be
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Are those the ones with the white cream or the ones with like the vanilla pudding filling?  

I like the ones with the white cream, don't care for the pudding type of filling.

Quoting brit0813:

Boston cream/chocolate glazed custard filled :)


erikays
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 6:53 AM
Boring ol' glazed.
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Mrs.Pool2Be
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Glazed is good though, that's one of my DH's faves.

Quoting erikays:

Boring ol' glazed.


erienne06
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 6:57 AM
Chocolate with sprinkles
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lillucky8
by Jen on Jun. 1, 2012 at 7:02 AM
Chocolate glazed w chocolate frosting
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Flaca43
by Ruby Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 7:09 AM
Really?! What a wonderful holiday! : ) I love Boston Cream donuts!
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mrswillie
by CeeCee on Jun. 1, 2012 at 7:12 AM

I use to love glazed or Chocolate frosted but I don't eat them anymore.

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