NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAYS
Doughnuts are a sweet, fluffy, gooey American tradition celebrated on not just one but two National Doughnut Days. This year the first fell on June 5, and doughnut shops around the country offered freebies. No giveaways have surfaced for the second holiday, on Nov. 5, but doughnuts are always an inexpensive treat. Cheapism.com conducted a blind taste test with four of the biggest names in doughnuts to help consumers decide where to spend their pocket change and calories. A panel of 10 doughnut lovers sampled glazed, chocolate, iced/sprinkled, and jelly-filled doughnuts from Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts, and Tim Hortons; only the first two varieties were available from supermarket standby Entenmann's. Panelists favored doughnuts with a moist, delicate texture and rich flavor.