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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 01:29 PM

We know about the soda - pop divide, but is there a donut divide out there, too?

I think some areas prefer cake donuts while others prefer fried donuts. I think Buffalo is for fried donuts and the rest of NYS goes for cake donuts.

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Reply We know about the soda - pop divide, but is there a donut divide out there, too? (Original post)
hedgehog Feb 2016 OP
hollysmom Feb 2016 #1
OriginalGeek Feb 2016 #2
In_The_Wind Feb 2016 #4
OriginalGeek Feb 2016 #5
In_The_Wind Feb 2016 #6
kentauros Feb 2016 #32
In_The_Wind Feb 2016 #34
kentauros Feb 2016 #38
hedgehog Feb 2016 #7
hedgehog Feb 2016 #8
OriginalGeek Feb 2016 #11
hedgehog Feb 2016 #14
TreasonousBastard Feb 2016 #9
OriginalGeek Feb 2016 #12
NobodyHere Feb 2016 #15
jmowreader Feb 2016 #29
BlueJazz Feb 2016 #3
mackerel Feb 2016 #10
hedgehog Feb 2016 #13
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2016 #16
hedgehog Feb 2016 #17
mrmpa Feb 2016 #20
sharp_stick Feb 2016 #19
Taitertots Feb 2016 #18
Orrex Feb 2016 #21
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2016 #22
GoCubsGo Feb 2016 #23
hedgehog Feb 2016 #25
GoCubsGo Feb 2016 #26
Thor_MN Feb 2016 #30
GoCubsGo Feb 2016 #36
LiberalElite Feb 2016 #24
Godhumor Feb 2016 #27
rurallib Feb 2016 #28
3catwoman3 Feb 2016 #31
kentauros Feb 2016 #33
Paulie Feb 2016 #35
Kingofalldems Feb 2016 #37

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 01:45 PM

1. I divide them into OK donuts and chocolate.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 01:46 PM

2. I'll eat both

but my favorite are Krispy Kreme when the store has its' light on that indicates a new batch just came out of the fryer.

Sadly, all the ones close to me have closed so I don't get to go very often.

It bugs me that crappy Dunkin Donuts are popping up all over and they don't even cook them at the store. They get a truckload from somewhere every morning and you get that stale shit all day. Dunkin Donuts is the Britney Spears of donuts. Kinda pretty but no substance.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:05 PM

4. Yup, I agree with everything you just said.

I grew up down south eating Krispy Kremes. I usually returned to NY from my driving vacations with extras.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:10 PM

5. I've managed to get Krispy Kremes INTO my car

none have ever made it out...

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:16 PM

6. I have been called the queen of bulk buying.

After a dozen or so I take a steak break and I'm good to go for a few hundred miles before I hit the donuts again.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:46 AM

32. In Texas, Shipley's is King of the Do-Nuts.



krispy kreme locations exploded across the area when they exploded across the rest of the country. And just as quickly imploded in Texas.

I know people that loved them, but they were just too sweet! That's why I prefer Shipley's (and sometimes a local "gourmet" donut shop, River Oaks Donuts.)

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Response to kentauros (Reply #32)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 06:35 AM

34. As a transplanted southerner, until I was 21, Krispy Kreme was the only donut for me.

Our high school sold a package of two Krispy Kremes. I enjoyed eating them with hot soup at lunchtime. It never occurred to me that it was an odd food combination.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #34)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 11:39 PM

38. Well, that's kind of like dipping french fries into the vanilla ice cream

of a root beer float (used to do that in high school, too.)

And if you ever see a Shipley's, stop in and try them. May you be pleasantly surprised

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:23 PM

7. What kills me is that Dunkin Donuts drives thelocal donut shops out of business,

and donuts are becoming a sideline for sandwiches, croissants, flavored coffee etc. It's hard to get any donuts after noon, too. Once the morning batch is gone, it's gone.

I have to admit, Dunking Donuts is good for my health. All I have to do when tempted is to recall the disappointment at not being able to get a fried donut.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:24 PM

8. Can you give us a general location so we can draw the cake - fried line?

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:28 PM

11. I'm in Orlando, Florida

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:35 PM

14. I wonder if Dunkin Donuts is following some East Coast migrants to Florida.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:26 PM

9. DD used to cook them at the store...

Remember this...



But now that the French owners who bought them in the 90's sold them to Bain Capital and some other outfits everything's on the cheap. Like 7-11, who stopped making sandwiches a few years ago and just has the plastic wrapped one made who-knows-where, they make the donuts at a central location.

Reduces payroll, capital costs, electric bills, insurance costs, etc. Also can reduce the quality of the donuts, but that's not important.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:32 PM

12. it drives me crazy

that not enough people will support quality. Real donut stores are closing while I see new DD's all over.

And it's not like DD is any cheaper than the local stores that actually care - DD saves money by making crap and passes the savings on up to the corporate assholes.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:06 PM

15. A regular glazed Krispy Kreme donut is only 190 calories.

 

I originally thought it'd be twice that.

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:19 AM

29. It's also two inches in diameter

Mini donut = mini calorie count.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:03 PM

3. As long as it's a coconut, the poor thing is doomed.

 

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:28 PM

10. Cake donuts preferred w/ cinnamon please

with a cuppa and anything but Krispy Kreme.

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Response to mackerel (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 02:34 PM

13. But a properly fried cinnamon donut with the crispy outer later and

tender inside ....

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:39 PM

16. Whatever, tomorrow is Paczki Day!

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:01 PM

17. Be still, my heart. We don't have enough Poles left around here.

There are reasons most of my children have moved to Buffalo.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:58 PM

20. My late Aunt made the best paczki............

the local bakery hired her every year to ply her trade. A true paczki is not filled with jelly or anything. It is either dusted in powder sugar, cinnamon sugar or a glaze.

I'm trying my hand at them later today.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:53 PM

19. I'd never heard of these

until we moved to central Connecticut. Lots of Poles around, they even sell these in the grocery stores. I love the lemon filled ones.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:38 AM

18. The real divide is donut vs bagel

 

I'm a bagel booster.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:01 PM

21. A person who has no poetry in their soul prefers Krispy Kreme

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Response to Orrex (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:22 PM

22. Ahhh, Krispy Kreme for breakfast, ...

... Olive Garden for lunch.

Does it get any better than that?

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 05:52 PM

23. Cake donuts are deep-fried, too.

Perhaps you mean yeast donuts vs. cake donuts?

As for my preferences, I have none. I like 'em all.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:42 PM

25. I think most Dunkin Donuts and Tim Horton product never sees a fryer.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:56 PM

26. Unless things have changed over the years, they do.

I am pretty sure the cake donuts are cooked in a deep fryer.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:34 AM

30. In Minnesota, it cake donuts vs. raised and you see a mix of them.

 

Cake donuts go into the fryer as an extruded torus of batter. Raised donuts are cut-out discs of dough.

There's also "old fashioned" which I'm not sure how they are made. I think they are more cake-like but slightly irregular in shape.

All of them are deep fried.


Yeast donuts sounds like something you need an anti-fungal ointment for...

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #30)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 03:06 PM

36. Yeah, "raised" is a better way of putting it.

The old-fashioned donuts are cake donuts, and like you said, just irregularly-shaped. I wish I had one right now.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:21 PM

24. I will happily eat either eom

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:31 PM

27. As a current Buffalonian, I thoroughly enjoy this week

The paczki was delicious at work today and will be delicious again tomorrow.

Also I prefer the fried vs fluffy cake. But, if they're from Paula's Donuts, I don't care either way.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:33 PM

28. there's different kinds of donuts?

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:03 AM

31. In Rochester NY, the cake donuts are called "fried cakes."

My dad grew up in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. He loved donuts. He grew up calling jelly-filled donuts "bismarcks." We moved to Rochester when I was 8. There was a very good local donut and ice cream shop by the name of Buckman's. The first time we went there, he asked for bismarcks and they had no idea what he was talking about.

I don't care for Krispy Kremes at all - to me, it's like eating air. Make mine cake donuts - the heavier the better. I call them hockey puck donuts.

I must admit to liking Dunkin' Donuts chocolate donut holes.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:49 AM

33. While I did post about the best places to buy them locally,

I recently bought a donut pan and a mix for making cake donuts. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow and post pics

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 09:44 AM

35. I still miss the Dunkin Donut, with the handle

It's not the same as an old fashioned, as the outside was crispy with a soft inside.

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