WESTERN NEW YORK – Today is one of the sweetest holidays of the year, which is National Doughnut Day.
Locally, Ecklof Bakery & Deli is offering two free glazed donuts to anyone who walks though the door until 11 a.m. Friday. They said their most popular doughnut is the angel cream-filled doughnut.
“Every day at Farm Fresh Foods is doughnut day, so today just makes it busier,” said Farm Fresh Food’s Baker Manager Willie Lata. “We had over 400 donuts on hand today and we are down to just one case.”
Latta said Farm Fresh Foods’ top sellers are peanut butter and Bavarian cream donuts.
Tim Hortons is offering a new churro doughnut filled with caramel and rolled in cinnamon sugar in celebration of the holiday.
Celebrate National Donut Day by kick-starting things with that delicious piece of morning cake. Observation of this day honoring the hollow confection dates back to 1938, when the Salvation Army created it to honor women who volunteered with the organization during World War I.
These “Salvation Army Lassies” served donuts to soldiers on the front lines in Europe more than 100 years ago, starting in 1917. They often cooked the treats in hot oil inside the metal helmets of US Soldiers.
As a result, American Infantry Men at the time were commonly called “Dough Boys.”
Whether you get a cruller or a bear claw, glazed or jelly-filled, you’re part of an American tradition by enjoying a doughnut today.
Check your local bakery or coffee shop to see what National Doughnut Day deals they may be offering.