I haven’t ever told you how Krispy Kreme started their business! In honor of today being their 75th Anniversary, I thought it would be fitting to not only excite your tastebuds, but also give you a little interesting information.
14 Facts About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
- Vernon Rudolph and his uncle purchased Joseph LeBeouf’s donut shop on Broad Street in Paducah, Kentucky.
- They also purchased a secret recipe for yeast-raised doughnuts from a Buffalo, New York businessman.
- In Paducah, Vernon Rudolph sold the yeast doughnuts and delivered them by bicycle.
- Customers started to increase, so they moved the business to Nashville, Tennessee.
- Vernon Rudolph sold his part of the Nashville store.
- In 1937, Vernon Rudolph opened a doughnut shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he started by selling to grocery stores. Eventually, he sold doughnuts directly to individual customers.
- The very first Krispy Kreme doughnut store was on South Main Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
- The logo for Krispy Kreme was designed by a local architect named Benny Dinkins.
- All Krispy Kreme doughnut ingredients are Kosher.
- Krispy Kreme’s mix plant (the place where all the doughnut mix is produced) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is certified Kosher.
- The only animal by-products used in Krispy Kreme doughnuts are eggs (whites and yolks) and dairy products (including milk, butter, yogurt, whey, nonfat milk and nonfat whey).
- Krispy Kreme uses vegetable shortening (palm, soybean, and/or cottonseed and canola oil) to produce doughnuts with zero grams of trans fat per one serving.
- There are Krispy Kreme stores all over the world in places such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, China and Ethiopia to name a few.
- In the signature glazed doughnut, there are 22g carbs, 12g total fat and 200 calories.
After eating a hot, fresh, soft, delicious Krispy Kreme doughnut, you always lick the sugar off your fingers. It would be too big of a waste not to do so.
Unfortunately, I have very little self-control with one thing…hot, fresh, soft, delicious Krispy Kreme doughnuts. That is why I ate far too many.
But wait! How many times do you turn 75 years old?! Hey, it is a birthday, so no guilt is necessary! Yay!!! Happy Birthday Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!!!!
Go ahead and say it. I’m a very bad girl…
I know…and I love it! LOL