The List: Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donuts
I grew up in Southern California, the land of donuts. Seriously, one of the first things Billy said when I brought him home was, "what's with all of the donut shops?"
In LA proper there are at least 842 shops and most of the major chains aren't represented. When a big player does show up, they feel like sad substitutes for any one of the local stands. I spent half of my college calories eating Stan's Donuts in Westwood (if you went at midnight you could get a bag for $5.00) and lived to tell about it.
However, as my metabolism has slowed to a crawl, so has my consumption of these fried desserts. (You can't honestly call them "breakfast" foods.)
If you live in the South, the epicenter of donuts is Krispy Kreme.
People are fanatics about these glazed babies. As a hostess, if you want to have a happy crowd at your brunch, serve these bad boys and you'll have a satisfied bunch. Even the Creative Loafing Best Dish List calls the glazed donut a top 100 dish.I don't get it.
I don't like Krispy Kreme donuts even a little.
There. I said it. I feel better.
I do, however, worry about losing all of my credibility with my friends. Trust me, this is not a popular opinion.
Blame it on my California roots or some crazy taste buds, I simply find the glaze far too sweet and the dough kinda meh.
If you're in Atlanta, you'd be better off heading downtown to Sublime Donuts, a legit local spot where eating these kind of calories is worth it. I have yet to hit Revolution in Decatur, but I hear they have awesome donuts too.
The only thing that's definitely true - it's easier to find great BBQ than great donuts in Atlanta.
And next time you're in LA, swing by Randy's Donuts (or one of the gazillion other shops) to see what I mean!