Everything’s better when it’s mini, right??
I’ve never met a miniature dog I didn’t like, or a miniature food that didn’t just taste better.
This is why we’re having mini donuts at Holiday Extravaganza.
We could have normal donuts, but that just ruins the fun hehe, right?
Oooorrrrr maybe it’s because when they’re small you can eat more 🙂
Lots of people associate donuts with going to the cider mill in the fall, but these cakes have been around much, much longer than that.
According to my friends at the Smithsonian, Donuts first came to the United States with the Dutch who called them ‘oily cakes’ (olykoeks).
But it wasn’t until World War I, in France, when the young American soldiers were served these treats on the front lines that they became more of what you and I know as donuts today.
And in 1920, the very first ever donut machine was made.
When the Chicago World Fair took place in 1934, donuts adorned the posters with the caption “the food hit of the Century of Progress.” Can you imagine being there?
That’s like a brand new dessert food being invented today and us getting to be the very first people to try it. It’s now almost 100 years later from when the donut machine was first made and we still devour that deliciousness like it’s brand new.
The average American eats about 31 donuts a year, and about 10 billion of them are produced a year! Big WOW!!
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be eating my entire share at Holiday Extravaganza hehehe.
Talk to you next week,
David A. Taylor, The History of the Doughnut, (Smithsonian.com, March 1998)