Friday, September 7, 2012

Got Doughnuts?

Picture this scenario.  Tina and Ryan are lounging in front of the TV watching a Food Network marathon when Tina yawns and says "you know what would be good right now?"  Ryan stands and stretches.  "Well, we just watched 3 hours of food shows, so I'd be surprised if you're not hungry."  

"You got that right!"  

"So, what do you want?  Are you having a Big Mac attack or is the piece de resistance a bucket of the Colonel's chicken?"

"Nope.  Do you remember where we used to go late at night after hours of old movies?  That last show reminded me."

"Let's see, the last show was about a family of immigrant bakers.  You want bread?"

"No, silly, doughnuts.  More specifically, Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  A chocolate covered, creme filled piece of pure deliciousness - and a large diet Coke, please.

Image source:  Steve Jurvetson
Now as I reside in the Krispy Kreme capital of the world, there is some measure of reality here.  

I remember as a teen going to a pajama party (I think the current term is sleepover) and the girl's dad worked 2nd shift.  When he got off work, he took a half dozen wound up teenage girls to Krispy Kreme for doughnuts at 2 a.m.  What a treat!

On another occasion, before we were married, hubby and I went and got a fresh hot dozen of the classic glazed doughnuts after some late night TV.  Now I think they close at 11:00.

This was written for Write on Edge.  This weeks prompt was to write a fiction or creative non-fiction piece in which a local or regional item or industry plays a role.  I chose to honor Krispy Kreme for 75 years of making the best in doughnuts and memories.


  1. Good job at honoring Krispy Kreme because now I want some! Too bad we don't have any local Krispy Kreme shops. =(

  2. We don't have a Krspy Kreme either, but we do have a good local shop. I loved this piece-it's as delicious as a fresh warm doughnut!

  3. Yum! Now I want doughnuts! Lol! ;p Not sure if we have Krispy Kreme in Sweden though? Hm. Can't remember ever having seen it anywhere here at least. Though we have of course other places we can buy doughnuts, fortunately. :p

    (I really look forward to your photos from the Gulf Of Mexico now by the way.)

  4. Mmmm ... there is absolutely nothing like a fresh from the fryer doughnut. Nothing.

    Visiting from Write on Edge.

  5. This is great - a salad won't be enough for dinner (damn...)

  6. Linda, this is really really cool, because one part of Kelly's 11th birthday party next week will be taking her and her 5 slumber party guests to KRISPY KREME donuts. Here they make the donuts LIVE from 5:00 to 10:00 a.m. and from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. And ALL the activities are surprises, Kelly doesn't even know. And actually, I don't even know what one part will be, but I'll get it figured out -- got 8 days in which to do so.


  7. Great! Now I want Krispe Kreme donuts and we don't have them here anymore! Your post made me think of my dad, and how when he'd get out of work around 11:00 p.m., he'd always stop at the Shipleys by our house and bring him a dozen freshly glazed donuts with a carton of chocolate milk for me. He didn't do it all the time, just when I asked him to. -Thanks for bring this memory to light. I had forgotten all about it.

  8. Patricia Lynn- Sorry you don't have a shop nearby. Fortunately ours is 10-15 min. away.

    Valerie - Not much beats a fresh warm doughnut. That's quite a compliment. Thanks.

    Alexandra- I seem to be making folks crave doughnuts - myself included. I guess every place as a special doughnut shop. Oh, and I really look forward to the trip and taking the pictures.

    Morgan- They are tasty, indeed.

    Dulce- When is salad enough for dinner? ;)

    Jannie- Life is full of coincidences. I'll be looking forward to the party pics.

    Yvonne- "Now I want Krispe Kreme donuts" Me too, but I can't eat them as often as I'd like. Glad I could bring back such a pleasant memory. Thanks for visiting.

  9. I must admit, though we don't have Krispe Kreme here, I do love a freshly made, hot doughnut. Now I'm hungry :)

  10. Haven't had a doughnut for years (and never a krispe kreme, considering I live in australia!), but your writing has made me hungry! :]

  11. From where I'm sitting in Europe I can only imagine how good they are....

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  12. fabulously done! And now I want some doughnuts too!

  13. I'm so slow at reading this. But Linda, I think I may have been part of that PJ party you mentioned. I know it sounds SOOOOO familiar! What fun we had at those sleepovers...very little sleeping done. Remember our version of "hide and go seek" played entirely in the dark? Ah, fun times! :D

  14. Babs - While I think Krispy Kreme makes the best doughnuts ever, I'm sure you have some great doughnut shops, too.

    Cait- I certainly don't get them as often as I'd like. I think I've made everybody hungry!

    Anji- I'm sorry you only get to imagine. :( They now have a maple iced glazed that is soooo good.

    Meleah- After having written this, and read all the comments, I want some too!

  15. Connie- Yes, I think you were at that party. Those were good times, but...we are all making new good times, and still get the occasional Krispy Kreme doughnut.


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