Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts

Yes. I have a Krispy Kreme obsession and you already know what happens if you give me a doughnut.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 75th Birthday

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.

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14 Facts About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

  1. Vernon Rudolph and his uncle purchased Joseph LeBeouf’s donut shop on Broad Street in Paducah, Kentucky.
  2. They also purchased a secret recipe for yeast-raised doughnuts from a Buffalo, New York businessman.
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  4. In Paducah, Vernon Rudolph sold the yeast doughnuts and delivered them by bicycle.
  5. Customers started to increase, so they moved the business to Nashville, Tennessee.
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  7. Vernon Rudolph sold his part of the Nashville store.
  8. 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.
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  10. The very first Krispy Kreme doughnut store was on South Main Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  11. The logo for Krispy Kreme was designed by a local architect named Benny Dinkins.
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  13. All Krispy Kreme doughnut ingredients are Kosher.
  14. Krispy Kreme’s mix plant (the place where all the doughnut mix is produced) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is certified Kosher.
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  16. 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).
  17. 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.
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  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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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.

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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


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