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Who makes the tastiest doughnut?
Dunkin' Donuts 6 votes
Entemann's 1 votes
Krispy Kreme 10 votes
Tim Horton's 2 votes
Local Bakery (specify in thread) 4 votes
Other chain (specify in thread) 1 votes

Willets Point
Jun 14 2005 11:52 AM

Go nuts for doughnuts folks!

Jun 14 2005 11:57 AM

I'm more of a bagel and scallion cream cheese man.

Jun 14 2005 11:58 AM

Never tasted Tim Horton's, but my Canadian friends who have visited the States and tasted the US donuts say Tim's are the best.
And I believe they will be opening over 500 shoppes in the US by year's end.

Up here in CT, we had a local chain called Bess Eaton that made great ones. Tim has bought out that chain.

Can't wait.


Jun 14 2005 12:00 PM

Krispy Kreme, fresh out of the oven. Yum!

Jun 14 2005 12:01 PM

Lock Haven Bake Shop

Willets Point
Jun 14 2005 12:04 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 14 2005 12:09 PM

Mike's Doughnuts in Everett, MA. They redefined what doughnut means to me.

MSF62, I remember Bess Eaton, although I can't remember ever getting a doughnut there. Is Liz Sue Bagels still around? They were quite tasty and had a few shops around Fairfield Co.

Jun 14 2005 12:08 PM

I've yet to have a Krispy Kreme or a Tim Horton's. I feel deprived.

Jun 14 2005 12:23 PM

WP, you got me. I don't recall seeing that bagel chain.



Jun 14 2005 12:24 PM

It all depends on the mood I'm in, but I went with Krispy Kreme. A little too sweet, perhaps, but delicious nonetheless. I'm also fond of DD french crullers and Enteimman's chocolate donuts that have been in the freezer.

Jun 14 2005 12:29 PM

I gotta go old school; DD... although a hot batch of KKs trump everything.

Jun 14 2005 12:30 PM

I'm a Dunkin man, we have Krispy Kreme at work and I'm not a fan,I suppose I'm loyal to a brand, but the local bakery is hard to beat.

Jun 14 2005 02:06 PM

Bizarelly enough, there were basically no donuts in Minnesota, which drove me nuts. I finally found a place in the above-ground walkways of downtown Minneapolis that had cake donuts with various broken-up candybars on them. It was awesome. Looked like it was straight from the Simpsons.

KK are still better, though.

Willets Point
Jun 14 2005 02:09 PM

Dunkin' Donuts was a lot better when they baked the donuts on-site, prior to their corporate strategy of going head-to-head with Starbucks in the coffee market.

Jun 14 2005 02:25 PM

Donuts iz donuts for the most part to me. Slight edge to Krispy Kreme.

Jun 14 2005 02:28 PM

Hot Krispy Kremes are like heaven.

With a cool glass of milk. Yowzer!

Benjamin Grimm
Jun 14 2005 02:37 PM

They don't bake donuts onsite at Dunkin' Donuts anymore?

Man, I am so out of it.

Frayed Knot
Jun 14 2005 02:40 PM

Never been much of a donut guy - and I don't think I ever had a Krispy Kreme until about a year and a half ago.
I was doing an organized lengthy bike ride where they had food/water/rest stops set up at various intervals. For the most part the grub was the usual high-carb stuff - energy bars, bagels w/PB, fruit, etc - that necc for multi-hour rides. Then, at the final food stop - at a point where many of the riders would never reach since there were turnoffs for those opting for shorter options - they had boxes of KKs among the other stuff on a table.

I 'bout near did a swan-dive into those things.

mmmmm ... calories!

Rockin' Doc
Jun 14 2005 09:10 PM

I had to go with the local guys, Krispy Kreme. There is just wonderful about watching your donut roll under a waterfall of glaze while they're still piping hot. Then the KK employee hands you your coffee and fresh donut just as soon as your donut comes to the end of the conveyor. It doesn't get any fresher than that.

Willets Point
Jun 14 2005 09:17 PM

After gaining the early lead, DuDo's is rapidly dropping behind Krispy Kreme's as the vote from the Southern precincts pours in.

Jun 14 2005 09:21 PM

I don't think Krispy Kremes are big enough.

And Entemann's cost too much.

Benjamin Grimm
Jun 15 2005 04:34 AM

The name "Krispy Kreme" turns me off.

I hate the bizarre spelling.

And I don't think that cream is supposed to be crispy. If it is, there's something terribly wrong.

Jun 18 2005 10:12 PM

Shipley's glazed donuts are like sex is supposed to be--always better than you remembered. Currently they are not permitted on my diet, but someday, I'll be able to have another one and it'll be better than I'm remembering it. It always is.

Willets Point
Oct 20 2005 02:33 PM

Just had to bump this up so our newer members can participate in the all-important doughnut poll.

Oct 20 2005 03:14 PM

I thought there had been new developments in the doughnut world.

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 20 2005 03:21 PM

I just gave Tim Horton's a vote, even though I'm not much of a donut guy either (I just look like one).

They're all pretty evil.

I remember when KK first started moving north, talking about an IPO, etc. and there were the typical stories of ex-pat southerners promising us what great stuff we'd get (hot donuts ALL THE TIME) and real southerners worried KK would lose its uniqueness as a result. Sure enuf, the real southerners were right, as KK to me has become another ubiquitous commodity consumer-packaged-good available anywhere and hardly ever hot and fresh. Plus they had crooks in the accounting office. Totally jumped the shark.

Tim Horton's a few years back was bought by a heartless corporation -- Wendy's -- and that's fueling its needless march into the US.

The one thing I will say for Tim Horton's over Dunkin Donutz is that their basic retail box and logo are much more attractive than DD with its balloony fonts and puketastic pink/orange/maroon design.

Tim Horton was a real hockey player:

Edgy DC
Oct 20 2005 04:33 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Oct 21 2005 08:55 AM

News of the Donut World

City inspector follows nose to Dunkin' Donuts insect violations

October 19, 2005


The fruit fly up the nose was the last straw.

When inspectors with the city's Dumpster Task Force paid a visit Monday to the Dunkin' Donuts-Togo's-Baskin Robbins store at 801 W. Diversey, they were greeted by swarms of fruit flies in the food prep and cake decorating areas, on the walls and on dishes, towels and utensils, officials said.

"In this case, a fruit fly actually went up one inspector's nose," said Matt Smith, spokesman for Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation.

The store was promptly shut down Monday afternoon -- for the second time this year -- for insect infestation and poor housekeeping.

Store was closed in spring, too

"Apparently, there's a new owner but the same old problems," Smith said.

In March, the store was ordered closed after inspectors saw fruit flies throughout the kitchen, and a kitchen sink, doorknobs and outside garbage bins all heavily encrusted with grease and waste.

Monday's visit was prompted by a complaint phoned into the city's 311 line, Smith said.

"We didn't find any evidence of rodents here, but that goes to show you whatever compromises the health and safety of the food, and thus the customers, is something we take seriously. It doesn't have to have four legs for us to do that," he said.

Inspectors will return to the Lincoln Park store today for a re-inspection, Smith said. The store can reopen if it can show that all of the problems were corrected.

Aye Carumba! Al Shamsoons!

October 20, 2005

'The Simpsons' have made their debut on Arab TV - as 'Al Shamsoons'.

TV bosses have had to make changes to the popular US cartoon series for Middle East viewers.

Lazy dad Homer has become Omar and won't be able to gorge on pork and guzzle beer so as not to offend Muslim audiences.

Instead he will snack on Arab cookies instead of donuts and swig fizzy soft drinks.

Homer's favourite drinking hole, Moe's bar, has also been written out of the show.

Egyptian actors have been hired to read the characters voices - tearaway Bart is now called Badr - but well-known catchphrases including "Doh!" and "Aye Carumba!" will stay.

Woman returns bag of full of cash to Dunkin' Donuts

October 19, 2005

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine --Dunkin' Donuts employees were thanking their good luck Tuesday after a woman who was accidentally given a bag with $771 in cash instead of the bagel with cream cheese she had ordered turned in the money.

Pati Fine of Readfield picked up her order at the drive-through window around 10 a.m. at the Dunkin' Donuts on Broadway.

She then drove to a spot on the waterfront to eat her snack, but when she opened the bag she found a bunch of bills instead of a bagel, police said.

Fine took the money to the police department, where officers counted out the cash. Officers then brought the money to the doughnut shop, where they found frantic employees who thought they might lose their jobs over the lost cash.

Doughnut shop employee Marion Silvestre said a worker had placed the money in a bag, but had accidentally left it on the counter instead of locking it away for safekeeping.

Another employee then passed the bag to Fine, thinking it was her order.

Willets Point
Oct 21 2005 08:51 AM
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They don't mention Patti Fine storming back into DuDo's screamin "Jesus Christ where's my fucking bagel you fucking incompetents!"

Willets Point
Oct 21 2005 10:53 AM

It's a good thing we have this thread. Now there's somewhere to put all this doughnut related news suchs as "Gun-wielding clowns rob doughnut shop"!

Oct 29 2005 07:46 AM

This morning, my husband bought us a box of Krispy Kremes with Penn State colored sprinkles

Willets Point
Dec 08 2005 01:04 PM

Mmm...Gold metals!

Dec 08 2005 01:08 PM

There used to be a bakery near my house called "Suburban Bakery". They had the most delicious jelly doughnuts I've ever had.

Edgy DC
Dec 08 2005 01:13 PM

I need to publish a new issue.

Edgy DC
Dec 09 2005 07:36 AM

Pop-Tarts news.

Willets Point
Dec 09 2005 08:37 AM

Edgy DC wrote:
Pop-Tarts news.

Wrong thread, bub!

Dec 09 2005 08:37 AM

Last night they made doughnuts on "Good Eats"

Dec 09 2005 08:38 AM

Yancy will be the picture of health after the Pop-Tarts changeover.

Vic Sage
Dec 09 2005 09:52 AM

cooby wrote:
I don't think Krispy Kremes are big enough...

they're just the right size, if you eat a box of them!

There is (or was) a KK on W.23rd St. I was passing it one day, and the "red light" was on. this means a fresh batch had just come out. I ran in and bought a box of 1 dozen glazed. I was on my way to MSG to watch a Knicks game and wanted to bring the donuts to share with my friend waiting for me at the game. I showed up with an empty box, glazed lips, glassy eyes and a blood-sugar level that curled by internist's hair.

A warm KK glazed donut fresh out of the oven melts in your mouth in a way that is... well... orgasmic.

It will also clog your heart faster than a steak.

its the blend of Eros and Thanatos that makes it so irrestible.

Dunkin Donuts?

Thats like comparing the meat in a Micky D's Bic Mac to a Peter Lugar's T-bone.

Entemann's is ok if you can't get to a real donut shop and want to pick up the glazed popems at the A & P.

Willets Point
Jan 05 2006 12:38 PM

The latest doughnut news:

Krispy Kreme ends franchisee's licenses.
Sherwood says yes to sweets in City Hall.
Cops shed doughnuts from diet to battle bulge.

And most tragically:
Dunkin Donuts Ad Actor Michael Vale Dies!

Jan 05 2006 12:57 PM

Our local Price Chopper makes great donuts. There's a Dunkin Donuts in the same mall (in fact, those are the only two stores in the mall) but I go to Price Chopper instead.

Giant Squidlike Creature
Feb 23 2006 10:47 AM

We need a new issue of "News of the Donut World".

Jun 08 2006 10:48 AM

This is fairly old news, and I don't remember what parks serve them (not Shea obviously) but there is a bacon-cheesburger out there being served on two Krispy Kreme donuts instead of a bun.

Jun 08 2006 12:31 PM

Sheesh - why don't you just inject some cholesterol directly into your heart?

Jun 08 2006 12:33 PM

I know....but I gotta try it once.

I'm Senator Al.

Willets Point
Jul 24 2006 08:51 PM

A Dunkin' Donuts fan blog.

Jul 24 2006 08:56 PM

MK and I got Krispy Kremes at Penn Station on our way home from Shea yesterday. It had been a while since I had had one - I had forgotten just how much I love them.