My Favorite Doughnuts
There is something magical about a hot, glazed doughnut from Krispy Kreme. When you take a bite and it melts in your mouth without even having to chew, it’s hard to describe how good that tastes. And anyone who tries to tell you that it tastes the same if you buy them from the grocery store and then heat them in the microwave is a liar that shouldn’t be trusted.
I used to live by the rule that it is mandatory to stop if you drive by a Krispy Kreme and the “Hot Sign” is on. I have a little more self control now, but I do still fight the strong temptation to stop anytime I see those beckoning bright lights.
I’m not sure it’s mentioned in the Bible, but I really hope there are hot, glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme in heaven.
This was the most popular doughnut at one of the most successful doughnut shops in the country until the shop went out of business last year.
Blue Collar Joe’s was an iconic doughnut shop in the Roanoke Valley and had been featured on Food Network and other media outlets but went out of business last year due to financial troubles. Before they closed, the Botetourt Bog was always part of my order anytime I visited the charming doughnut shop.
The Bog was a chocolate-lover’s dream. It was a chocolate cake doughnut with chocolate icing and oreo cookie crumbles on top. This was probably more of a dessert than a breakfast item, but that was perfectly fine with me.
I’m still holding out hope Blue Collar Joe’s will make a comeback to Roanoke. The food scene is not the same without it.
Apple Cider Doughnuts: West Palm Beach Greenmarket, West Palm Beach, FL.
Usually, people that go to Farmer’s Markets look forward to sampling fresh produce. Not me. I go to markets looking for people that are baking and frying up ridiculous concoctions.
I don’t even know the name of the group that makes the apple cider doughnuts at the West Palm Beach Greenmarket but I love them for their incredible creation.
These bite-sized doughnuts are served fresh from a stand at the seasonal farmer’s market in Downtown West Palm Beach and you can smell the doughnuts cooking as you make your way toward the market. You purchase them in a cone that you can carry around with you to munch while you check out the rest of the market. You can also share them with a friend if you’re a fool.
They are an apple cider cake doughnut that are fried and then immediately tossed in a combination of cinnamon and sugar. And when you have a chance to try one that’s hot and fresh, it’s one of those moments when eating nutritious couldn’t be more overrated.