Happy National Donut Day

Happy National Donut Day!  I really learn something new all the time.  Today is the first time I found out about National Donut Day despite the love United States has for this sweet food.  I think I see more Americans consume donuts than anywhere else in the world.  I have to say I developed a love-hate relationship with donuts after moving to California.  I cannot eat it regularly because I find most donuts to be too sweet.  However, donuts are so visually appetizing to me that I can barely resist the temptation to buy them whenever I walk by and see them on display.  I must be a sucker for packaging because sometimes those donuts sit untouched in my kitchen until I begin to feel bad and begin stuffing myself with them so as not to go to waste (unless it is a Krispy Kreme donut then it is devoured in seconds).

Today, I am going to share a few things with you that you probably did not know about donuts.  If you have anything to add, please feel free to comment below!

1.  The donut supposedly came to Manhattan under the Dutch name of olykoeks, translated as “oily cakes.”

2.  According to the Guinness Book of World Records, in 1981, John Haight holds the record for donut eating, consuming about 26 donuts – in just over six minutes.

3.  Over 10 billion donuts are made in the US alone annually.

4.  The average donut has approximately 133 calories.

5.  The glazed donut is by far the most popular flavor than any other donut by three times!

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6 Comments on “Happy National Donut Day”

  1. November 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    What! How come I didn’t get a free one today to the donut place I’m frequent at. I’ma bug them tomorrow. Hehe

    • November 6, 2012 at 8:14 am #

      Did you big them and get one to make up for it? 🙂

  2. James
    November 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Now that is some food for thought, wish I had a chocolate glazed donut or two to mull this all over!

    • November 6, 2012 at 8:13 am #

      Go get one. Never too late for a donut!

  3. November 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    Terrible day! It just made me hungry for unhealthy food…after all, 133 calories isn’t that much, is it? Your recipe for shrimps looks lovely and tasty! And your photos of chili peppers reminds me I ran out – and if thy really do have viagra properties then I really should lay-off the donuts!

    • November 7, 2012 at 8:39 am #

      Ha ha…thanks for visiting and reading so many of my blogs. I really hope you enjoyed them 😉 Donuts cannot be that bad if you have them once in awhile. Just don’t go crazy!

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