25 Mouth-Watering Doughnut Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

It’s National Doughnut Day, meaning you’re stuck at work wondering why you don’t have a doughnut in your hand. That’s only natural. Doughnuts are as delicious as they are addictive. Just the mere sight of them makes our salivary glands flood our mouths like a tsunami. The colorful toppings, the shimmering and sugary glaze, the sweet smell and the soft, fluffy texture easily force us to throw down cash for a baker’s dozen. Even the shape is a perfect circle ready to be devoured. And, if we’re being honest, we could binge eat an entire box right now.  But, while you decide if you’re going to get a doughnut, and you obviously should, let’s learn some doughnut trivia first. Here are 25 Mouth-Watering Doughnut Facts You Probably Didn’t Know.

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Is it spelled doughnut or donut? Believe it or not, both are correct. "Doughnut" is the original form introduced in the Oxford-English Dictionary in 1809, but later, "Donut" became an American form which has seen recent popularity.

doughnutsSource: https://writingexplained.org/doughnut-or-donut-difference

If you want to go back even further, doughnuts are a Dutch treat called "olykoeks" that came to Manhattan around the 18th century.

olykoeksSource: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-history-of-the-doughnut-150405177/


Skip ahead to modern day and doughnuts have received overwhelming popularity in the United States. 10 billion doughnuts are made each year in the States alone.

donutsSource: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/07/national-donut-day-history_n_3398148.html

The largest doughnut ever made was in Utica, New York on September 21st, 1993. A jelly doughnut, it weighed 1.7 tons and was 16-feet wide and 16-inches high.

utica nySource: https://www.doughboysreno.com/blog/19-fun-donut-fact-largest-donut-ever.html


The first doughnut machine wasn't created until 1920 and was the brain-child Adolf Levitt, a Russian immigrant to New York City. He owned a small bakery in the city and high-demand inspired him to create a machine to make doughnuts faster. Of course, the machines were a wild success and Levitt made money hand over fist.

doughnut machineSource: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-history-of-the-doughnut-150405177/

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