Saturday, March 3, 2018


I admit it: I'm a fast food junkie. Hamburgers, french fries, fried chicken, biscuits...

But I love Krispy Kreme doughnuts best.

When I was young, I lived in Atlanta and every day as I walked to work, I'd stop at a little hole-in-the-wall cafe and have two doughnuts for breakfast. Then early one morning, before dawn and after a night of bowling, friends took me to Krispy Kreme where the HOT sign was on. They were turning out fresh doughnuts and they were...Sigh.

Oh my goodness! I was hooked.

KK places used to be scarcer than they are today and there were years I went without a warm doughnut. But when we moved back to north Georgia, we found one very near where we live. Passing by one morning, the HOT sign was on.

My guy bravely made a sharp turn into the parking lot. It was almost full--lots of people stop when the HOT sign is on--but he edged into a small space between two cars parked on the lines. We rushed inside and there they were. Freshly cooked doughnuts, riding through the glaze and coming down the runway!

And then a sweeping U-turn so the workers could scoop them up and put them into boxes:

The worker asked if she could help me. "Um, yes, please. I'd like two. No. Make that four."

We ate them right then and there. Afterward, we peered at the display case and ended up getting blueberry cake doughnuts to take home. But they weren't nearly as good as those glazed ones straight out of the cooker.

I won't tell you how many pounds I put on that day. I prefer to forget.


  1. We have the odd one here, but they're vastly outnumbered by Tim Hortons. I can tell you that near my home, within five minutes walk, there are five different Tims.

    I'm actually indifferent to doughnuts.

    1. Indifferent to doughnuts! No way! Can't believe you're indifferent if you've ever had warm Krispy Kremes!

  2. I adore doughnuts but rarely eat them. I have such a problem with my weight. The first bite is just wonderful. I never seem to get there when the hot sign is on.
    There is a Dunken Donut somewhat near me and I went there once early in the morning on a Sunday. It was wonderful.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. I too have problems with my weight. In fact, I had a dream--nightmare--the other night that I weighed 200 lbs. and couldn't get into any of my clothes. And we were going to some big banquet. Sigh.

  3. We have a Krispy Kreme nearby, as well as a Dunkin' Donuts. We had Time Horton's, too--but all of the franchises here were abruptly shut down.

    At one time, Collin was going to do two videos of the donuts on the conveyor belt--one with a voiceover of Moses, demanding, "Let my donuts go!" The other would be the Imperial March from Star Wars.

    1. That's hilarious!

      I don't know what a Tim Horton's is but I can't imagine it'd be better than KK. And Dunkin' Donuts is okay if KK's not around! Sometimes you have to take what you can get!


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