Sunday, June 24, 2012


Doughnuts have always been a "meh" thing for me. With the exception of very eggy and airy French crullers, at least in the continental US, I usually skip them when offered unless it is socially inappropriate to decline. This shouldn't to be confused with contempt. I am not a bread lover. As a result, I am very picky when it comes to bread products.

Driving along Pearl Road, we noticed the red glow of the "HOT NOW" neon sign hanging in Krispy Kreme's window. Before I could say anything, Bug had already maneuvered the car into the appropriate lane to enter their parking lot.

365-356 Fresh Krispy Kreme
Day 356/365

This was my first time walking into a Krispy Kreme store when the doughnuts were being made. There is a window where you can watch the mechanized process of the dough being lifted into place; plopped onto oil to be cooked on one side, floating merrily across like bobbing carnival ducks; flipped; fried on the other side; marching up a ramp where the rows of doughnuts are bathed in a thin sheet of glaze; and finally onto a belt waiting to be picked.

We bought glazed doughnuts (what was being made), key lime creme pie, and glazed blueberry doughnuts. As soon as we sat in the car, we quickly opened the box announcing their 75th anniversary.

The doughnuts were hot, puffy, and melted in my mouth. For the next minute, the car was silent with the exception of our ecstatic moans. Each bite was light and perfectly sweet, as if eating puffy clouds plucked from the sky.

I have had many andagi (Okinawan doughnuts) and malasadas (Portuguese-Hawaiian variety) fresh from the fryer, but I've never encountered this degree of doughnut magnificence as I have sitting in the Krispy Kreme parking lot.

- Cassaendra

Krispy Kreme
6907 Pearl Rd
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Tel: (440) 845-1111

2 deep thoughts:

Mrs. L 26 June, 2012 19:17  

There is nothing better than a donut hot out of the fryer. Yum. I'm not sure how you order it, but you can get a plain donut with the "glaze" on the side at Krispy Kreme. That way you tear a piece of donut and dip it in the glaze and, well, damn, I need to go get a donut.
Oh, and did you know there is an App that will alert you when the local Krispy Kreme has their "Hot Now" sign on? Just sayin....

Cassaendra 30 June, 2012 10:09  

Hi Mrs. L,

There is something about their doughnuts that is Willy Wonka magical. I will definitely ask our store here if they would be willing to pull some with glaze on the side! Thank you!

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