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Spudnuts in Sacramento!

Mick Ruthven Aug 19, 2009 10:07 PM

Back in another lifetime there were Spudnuts, a legendary franchise chain that produced wonderful potato-based doughnuts. People in and near Sacramento are very fortunate to have one of the remaining Spudnuts shops in the city. Of course it's not part of the original franchise (which is long gone), but this shop gets its potato-based mix from a place in Utah according to the woman at the shop. She'll tell you which varieties are made the Spudnut way and which are not (you'll have to ask). I stopped there today and had a glazed raised (the standard; start with that) and an apple fritter. The "Spudnut difference" is more obvious with the glazed raised. I'm not great at descriptions of food but it's firmer and still soft, more substantial, I think less sweet, and has a noticeably different flavor that I really like. The apple fritter is probably the best donut-shop apple fritter I've ever had, less of a belly bomb than others. It's been too long for me to have a reliable taste memory of the original ones, so I can't say if these are the same, but these are close enough and very good.

Here are a few pics: http://ruthvenphotos.com/spudnuts-sac

If you want to know more about Spudnuts, here's information that I culled from the web:

I can't add a place link, so here is the info:

Spudnuts Donuts
2445 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

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  1. free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: Mick Ruthven Aug 20, 2009 10:23 PM

    Thanks for the post. They are in my neighborhood and I used to buy their donuts on a regular basis. Krispy Kreme came and went but Spudnuts stayed. I like their coffee and iced espressos as well. Thanks for the post.

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      woodlandkate RE: Mick Ruthven Aug 24, 2009 08:11 PM

      Funny... there is one in Woodland a few blocks away, and I have never been there. Might need to try it.

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        Mick Ruthven RE: woodlandkate Aug 24, 2009 08:49 PM

        Try both of them and compare :-)

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        Malcolm Ruthven RE: Mick Ruthven Feb 23, 2014 08:17 AM

        Updated links:

        Pics of Spudnuts in Sacramento - http://spudnutinfo.com/spudnuts_sac/

        Info about Spudnuts - http://spudnutinfo.com

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          glbtrtr RE: Mick Ruthven Feb 23, 2014 09:23 AM

          Spudnuts are really good. Local paper had a blind donut tasting when KrispyKreme was making inroad into our area: Spunuts won hands down. Sight unseen; just on taste and texture.

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