Ok, yeah, a donut is nice. I like doughnuts a lot more though
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That being said, I still feel like there is a difference. There are a couple of things that can make a doughnut a donut:
- Made to keep for days—so it is usually sold in a box, maybe even in a miniature form (like Donettes or the superior Tastykake Mini Donuts). Yes even Entenmann's donuts—even their chocolate coated ones—fall well in donut territory.
- Bought in a connivence store—7-11, QT, Sheets, and others often sell fresh donuts. They are ok. But usually not that fresh. Or made with a great deal of care.
- Those sold by most grocery store bakeries—They just aren't that well made. Usually it is the bite and mouth feel that downgrade these to donuts.
- Krispy Kreme—I don't really like these greasy bastards with donuts or doughnuts. They are their own thing. Even though I "don't really like" them sometimes I eat them. And if I eat more than two I enter a world of pain, Smokey.
That isn't to say that you can't get a good doughnut in a grocery store bakery. I know I have. Meijer, based near Grand Rapids, usually has pretty excellent doughnuts. As does Giant Eagle out of Pittsburgh.
But, I, unfortunately, am not in either of their territory. And I can't afford a 75¢ doughnut.
The good news it: I'm willing to settle:
|12¢ donut, 15 to a box, from Aldi|