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How Sweet It Is! Friday, June 6th is National Doughnut Day

Here’s another reason to love Friday. June 6th is National Doughnut Day, celebrated annually on the first Friday in June.
Many area shops are offering sweet deals on this auspicious occasion:

If you say “Happy National Donut Day” when you order, Tim Hortons will serve up one free doughnut with any purchase.
Same deal at Dunkin’ Donuts if you purchase any beverage.
Check Paula’s Donuts website for a free doughnut coupon with the purchase of a cup o’ Joe. The company plans to donate 50 cents to the Salvation Army for every dozen doughnuts sold on the 6th.
Tops has a BOGO special: get a free six-pack of doughnuts for every six-pack purchased through Saturday.
As you munch away, here are a few crumbs of dougnut to trivia to chew on:

The Salvation Army established the first National Doughnut Day in 1938 as a fundraising effort during the Great Depression.

During WWI, Salvation Army volunteers, “Sallies,” offered pies to the soldiers but realized they weren’t practical to make on the road. Donuts could be made on a camp stove.

The original doughnuts didn’t have holes, but were the size and shape of walnuts. That’s how the name was created.
Wonder how “Munchkins” were named at Dunkin’ Donuts? “Munchkins” after the Wizard of Oz characters, figuring the kids would opt for the holes while adults would choose the whole treat.
Just a reminder: The “Brenda’s Bites” radio show is heard every Sunday from 10:30 – 11am on ESPN 1520 on the AM dial.

This Sunday, our guests are Lou Billittier and John DiSciullo from Chef’s Restaurant talking about their new “Garage Pizza” and Jerod Thurber from Leonard Oakes Winery. If you have guest or topic suggestions, drop me a line at or call me at 716-843-0651.

Thanks and cheers!

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06/05/2014 9:38PM
How Sweet It Is! Friday, June 6th is National Doughnut Day
Moderation question: What’s your favorite doughnut? Where do you buy the sweet treats?
06/06/2014 8:52AM
Thank goodness Krispy Kreme is gone
I am NOT a donut person until......... I tried Krispy Kreme when they were in Buffalo. I fell completely in love with their donuts. Major peeve of mine- most jelly donuts are not filled with real jelly- I call it red junk. Krispy Kreme was the real deal. I am glad they are gone so that I don't have that temptation!
06/06/2014 3:09PM
All about the munchkins
I prefer donut holes because I can indulge in a few different flavors and lessen the guilt.
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