Ummmmm Donuts

There are many foods that are better for you but very little that taste as good as a donut.    They can be, at times, the worlds most perfect food. easy to handle, portable, and they come in ranges of flavors and styles to accommodate any taste.  I have my favorite donut and it will always be raised with chocolate frosting, it is simple and classic.

Unfortunately I live in Colorado and we are high.  well yea that too, but I mean we are at high altitude.  Castle Rock is at 6,200 feet above sea-level and baked goods get a bit techy up here in the thin air.  Good donuts are a bit harder to find.  My wife is from Mississippi and grew up with Krispy Kreme Donuts and they just did not exist way up here in the sky.

Well several years ago that changed, Denver got it’s first Krispy Kreme Donut shop in Highlands Ranch.  It was big news around here.  In fact it was big news all up and down the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  Jonette, my wife, was beside herself she was so excited and talked nonstop about the donuts she grew up with and how no other donut compares to a Krispy Kreme.  Zero hour approached day by day,  KK was to open on a fall Saturday morning at 4 AM.

The morning arrived.  The day where people of Colorado will get to have a real donut.  4AM was dark and cold but we bundled up and headed to the car to get in line.  There was no chance we would be first.  people had been lining up for weeks and had traveled across state lines for Krispy Kreme donuts.  The city had hired several off duty police officers to direct traffic.  Good thing they did because lines started 2 miles from the shop, in all directions.

So we waited.  We listened to the radio.  All the local stations had sent correspondents down to interview KK donut fanatics and first timers.  Adjectives flew from the speakers light, fluffy, warm, sticky, sweet.  Memories floated about as people remembered their childhoods in the civilized world of Krispy Kreme and expounded on how lucky we all were to now have a proper donut here in the savage wilds of Highlands Ranch Colorado.

Jonette and I inched closer and closer.  The sun slowly lifted over the eastern plains, and the long line of tail lights faded in front of us.  I would not have been surprised if a rainbow appeared and its base was firmly attached to the KK donut shop.  after 4 hours of waiting it was our turn.  Jonette ordered 2 dozen glazed donuts.  10 minutes later we got to the drive up window and I was handed two large warm boxes.

Jonette attacked; she ripped open a box and stuffed one in here mouth. OM NOMNOM!  Her eyes rolled into the back of her head and she slunk down in her seat with a moan.  I looked at the donuts.  They were rather small and completely coated with slowly hardening sugar.  I picked one up, yes  light, it was fluffy, it was warm, the glaze was still tacky but over the top sweet.  I finished my donut and licked the sugar off my fingers. Jonette grabbed another donut and down it went.

By the time we got home Jonette had consumed over half a dozen of them and was bouncing off the walls with a sugar high.  She rocketed around the house for about 30 minutes or so and then crashed on the couch for a few hours.

Krispy Kreme Donuts are ok.  They certainly are unique and I have never had a donut like them before or after.  As I stated above I like chocolate covered raised donuts, Krispy Kreme makes them but puts the chocolate over the sugar coating.  I learned that the only KK donut worth eating is the glazed ones and they must be warm.  They are a good donut but IMO far from the best donut in the world.  I think they put crack in the sugar glaze.


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Ikcewicasa means common man in Lakota. I guess that describes me. I am turning 40 next year. I have a college degree and I have a professional job. The blog is just random stuff. I try and keep most of my posts humorous in nature sprinkled with a bit of American Indian items, soundtracks (which I love), food (something I also love) and movies (when I have the money and time to go see them. so basically ramblings that rattle around in my mind. Hope you enjoy. Like what you read? comment and re post. don't like what you read, let me know as well. ALL STORIES ON THIS SITE ARE ABSOLUTELY TRUE... EXCEPT THE PARTS I MAKE UP!
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3 Responses to Ummmmm Donuts

  1. C. Anderson says:

    Yeah, I don’t get KK either… too much glaze. I agree, they are far from the perfect donut, and yet every one seems to go goo goo over them. I suspect you’re right about the crack.

  2. Gert says:

    Hey, Istagi- when I was 20 or 21, tried a fresh, glazed doughnut from a KK shop for the first time. I liked it, but when I was a kid, my mom would make fried yeast doughnuts and her own glaze (sometimes she would make chocolate glaze, too). It was her grandmother’s recipe that took a long time and a LOT of oil, but was much better. 🙂 I think it’s got a lot to do with where you grew up and how you mentally associate with the things you had available to you, or perhaps things that were too special for every day consumption. Though I wouldn’t turn down a KK doughnut, I’m not going to crawl across the Sahara for one, either.

  3. bardan says:

    Halloween is a wonderful example of how american culture takes and distorts the cultures of other peoples. (A process I’m sure you’re familiar with.) If you ever want an interesting read look into the original Irish traditions and beliefs surrounding halloween and compare them to the comercialised version that’s current.

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