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Old Yesterday, 12:36 PM
 
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I don't know why this bothers me so much, but I get annoyed every time I see photos of donuts piled high with first glaze (keep in mind that both yeast and cake doughnuts are already sweet), then topped with icing, then coated with frosting, then capped with candies. It's often intended to appeal more to the eye or cellphone camera than to the taste buds, as who could ever crave such a mouthful of nothing but sugar? Especially first thing in the morning??? It's probably because I grew up on plain fried cake donuts, homemade by my mother and grandmother, dipped in black coffee. Our local bakery posts images of the ridiculous confections, some piled inches high with frosting and/or thick with sprinkles, and posters just rave about them. I am purist, and this offends me.

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Old Yesterday, 12:39 PM
 
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I am sorry that you are offended by donuts.
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Old Yesterday, 12:51 PM
 
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You know you don't have to eat the donuts if you don't want the donuts, right? You can have whatever kind of donuts you want, just like other people.
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Old Yesterday, 01:00 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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They make what sells.

I see the expensive cupcakes with more frosting than cake. An excuse to eat frosting.

People who eat donuts are already people who like sweets.
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Old Yesterday, 01:05 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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This thread is meaningless without photos. Please share
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Old Yesterday, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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We have Hurts Donut.

They are covered with candy, crushed cookies, cereal, marshmallows, filled with peanut butter and jelly, wrapped in bacon, what have you. They are...not great, though they are admittedly a spectacle. They all pretty much taste the same, and that flavor is basically just cloyingly, generically sweet with no overriding particular flavor. Also, they are often undercooked because they're quite large, so doughy, and the toppings, while cute and gimmicky, get soggy and stale right away.

It isn't that one doesn't expect doughnuts to be sweet, but since their gimmick is "creative" toppings, it would be neat if they didn't all taste pretty much the same, and essentially just sugar-bomby.

I brought them for class once, and...yeah...they're a bit much. And just kinda sit in your stomach like a rock. I get a little queasy thinking about it.

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Old Yesterday, 01:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I don't know why this bothers me so much, but I get annoyed every time I see photos of donuts piled high with first glaze (keep in mind that both yeast and cake doughnuts are already sweet), then topped with icing, then coated with frosting, then capped with candies. It's often intended to appeal more to the eye or cellphone camera than to the taste buds, as who could ever crave such a mouthful of nothing but sugar? Especially first thing in the morning??? It's probably because I grew up on plain fried cake donuts, homemade by my mother and grandmother, dipped in black coffee. Our local bakery posts images of the ridiculous confections, some piled inches high with frosting and/or thick with sprinkles, and posters just rave about them. I am purist, and this offends me.
I never ever could understand why people would start a day with high sugary desserts.
I remember when I first came to this country and saw all those cinnamon rolls dripping with icing, waffles and pancakes swimming in a fake maple sauce, topped with butter, and sugar-frosted cereal on 7 AM TV commercials interrupting cartoons for kids, all that together with yum cheers and lip-smacking noises directed to little kids - I was horrified and never implemented it at my home. Obesity wasn't a big of a problem at that time, but that's how it started.

OP, you mean like this??

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Hey, what about double donut burger?

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Old Yesterday, 01:55 PM
 
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They make what sells.

I see the expensive cupcakes with more frosting than cake. An excuse to eat frosting.

People who eat donuts are already people who like sweets.
If I end up with a cupcake like that (at a potluck or party), I scrape off and dispose of all the but the thinnest layer of frosting, all that is needed, on what is - again - an already sweet cupcake. And I love candy. But baked breakfast goods are not, should not be, candy.

I just find it a silly, yes, GIMMICK and will be glad when the trend dies out, although with people still posting pics of their food after all these years of social media, it may never. I feel sorry for the children upon whom these saccharine confections are foisted (a target audience), as they'll never know tasteful, restrained pastry.
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Old Yesterday, 02:57 PM
 
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Donuts aren't just for breakfast.
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Old Yesterday, 03:36 PM
 
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donuts are offensive??? i can understand that

that's about how I feel when I see peas …..or someone wants to put veggies on my plate...
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