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Did you know it was National Doughnut Day?

I didn't, darn it. I would have had a donut for breakfast. Did anyone go out for one of the free donuts being offered today? Any favorite donut shops where you live?

I'm not a fan of the chains in general, prefer the old fashioned mom & pop independent donut shop!


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  1. Went to the local Amish market and treated myself to a warm glazed doughnut. Brought home 2 Boston cream, and a vanilla cream filled for the boys. Don't eat them very often, but so very good when they're fresh and warm

    1. Jewel Foods (supermarket chain in Chicago) advertised bite-size raspberry jelly doughnuts. I have never even heard of bite-size jelly doughnuts but suddenly they sounded like a very good idea. Alas, they never came in. I tried two stores and, nada. Has April Fool's Day been moved to June?

      1. Only one day? Maybe it could be moved to Monday so it could be a 3-day weekend. ;-) As for chain donuts. A small local donut store here in Roseville, CA beats Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts hands down.

        1. i know dunkin donuts was offering a free donut when you bought a coffee today... but im not a huge fan of their coffee OR their donuts... so not super helpful info haha

          1. Our local Dunkin Donuts was forced to put up a sign excluding minors from the free donuts. It seems that the High School let out at 11 am because of the senior prom Friday Night and almost 800 students headed for DD to get free donuts.

            1. We celebrated by making cider doughnuts using one of those new doughnut pans for the oven and they worked out great, less fuss and if the shape matters to ya--foolproof.

              but...these 'national' food days are rarely diet=friendly. when are we going to read about 'national' salad day or 'national' fruit juice day? ROFL!

              1. Heard abut it last night on the news....Seems the NY mayor was talking (proclaiming) about it....while talking out of the other side of his mouth about banning "Biggie" size drinks..........

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                1. re: Uncle Bob

                  Ha! That's because the Mayor doesn't care if tourists gain weight he just needs "his city" to be fit.

                  1. re: HillJ

                    Have you ever seen Mayor Bloomberg and Homer Simpson in the same place. Hmmmmmm. Donut!

                2. I knew because someone gave me a gift card to Dunkin Donuts and they sent me an e-mail, but i never went in and got my free donut.

                  1. It's also National Rocky Road Day- high calorie double whammy.

                    Tomorrow is National Egg Day, and National Chocolate Macaroon Day. Mmmm...