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Why do people love donuts? Donuts are delicious treats to have day or night and come in different flavors, sizes, and shapes.
According to mamateaches.com, a donut (also known as a “doughnut”) is a delicious sweet goody made of fried dough that typically is deep-fried in oil, and oftentimes made ring-shaped with a hole, or long without a hole.
Some have frosting or glaze, and some do not. Some are filled with cream, and some are not. There are donuts with holes or sprinkles (maybe even both), and some without.
What about you? Do you like long john donuts with chocolate frosting and sprinkles on top? Or perhaps vanilla-cream-filled donuts topped with vanilla frosting and peanuts? Or maybe even plain donuts filled with your favorite jelly?
Coloring donuts are fun because donuts are fun, too! You can color these delectable treats in every variation you can eat them in – and the possibilities are endless. What else makes donuts so fun?
Take a look at the facts about donuts below, and you’ll be surprised to learn some things you didn’t know.
Surprising Facts about Donuts
What’s in a name?
Did you know donuts were not always called “donuts”?
Nope. In fact, donuts were called “olykoeks” – a Dutch word for “oily cake.” When the Dutch brought donuts to America, they used to make them by frying them in pork fat. And what about the spelling difference between “donut” and “doughnut”?
The spelling “doughnut” came about because, in the old days when people made donuts, it was common for the center of the dough ball not to get cooked all the way through. So, nuts were stuffed into the middle of the donut to remove the uncooked center portion, thereby giving the world the spelling “doughnut.”At some point, the middle of the donut was removed altogether, and a hole was poked out from the middle of the dough, allowing the donut to cook more evenly.
Donuts need to shape up
Did you know donuts used to never be ring-shaped with a hole in the middle? In reality, donuts were just fried balls of dough.
“Donut” forget donut days
Did you know there’s a National Donut Day?
It is the first Friday in June every year and began in 1938 to recognize the “Doughnut Lassies” – a group of women who provided free donuts to the American troops during WWI. How inspiring! But that’s not all. You can also celebrate the deliciousness of donuts on National Doughnut Appreciation Day, which falls on November 5th every year.
Penny for your thoughts?
Would you ever spend $100 on a donut? Well, that’s how much the most expensive donuts cost. Made of edible diamonds and chocolate balsamic vinegar, in addition to some of the finest and most secretive ingredients available. But that’s not all. These donuts are also coated with an edible 24k gold leaf and served in an exquisite box wrapped in ribbon.
How many donuts did you say?
If you could guess which city and state is home to the largest donut bakery in the United States, which location would you guess?
Here’s what this bakery can do. It makes approximately 100,000 donuts per hour, which is the equivalent of 15 million donuts per week. Since the bakery’s opening, it has made an estimated 4 billion donuts.
So, which city and state have this amazing donut facility? If you guessed Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and the Entenmann’s Bakery, you would be correct!