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.