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Now THIS is Motivation!

Krispy Kreme is 80 today.  Yep, on July 13, 1937, the first Krispy Kreme opened its doors in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  And in honor of this auspicious occasion, I’d like to share a few Krispy Kreme memories.

I remember the lucky weekends when I was a kid and some other kids would come by with doughnuts they were selling as fund raisers.  My Mom would always get a box, and we would eat them in about ten minutes flat.  I think my Mom got one.  My brother MIGHT have been lucky enough to get four.  I’m pretty sure I managed to eat the other seven.

Then there were those really amazing, over-the-top weekends when Mom would get an assortment – chocolate-covered, cream-filled, sprinkles, fruit filled.  (My mouth is watering just writing about it.)  She was a wise woman who never actually took us with her to Krispy Kreme.  I’m sure she knew I would have been overcome and had some kind of a sugar melt-down.  She told us she got two of each kind (one for my brother and one for me).  Now I look back and see that was a complete lie, but it kept the peace at the time.  I suspect motherhood involves a series of lies to keep the peace.

It wasn’t until I was in college that I knew you could get Krispy Kreme doughnuts hot.  And I’ll never forget my first one.  We were driving back from a night of dancing (it was the 80s and we were the alternative crowd).  We stopped at a red light when a carload of our buddies pulled up.  Picture this – guys with big hair, black eye liner, black clothes (ala The Cult).  One rolls down his window and hands me a hot doughnut.  My life was changed forever.

If you haven’t had a hot Krispy Kreme doughnut, you haven’t lived.

My latest memorable Krispy Kreme encounter was with the Krispy Kreme doughnut burger at the NC State Fair.  I’ll admit, I was opposed to this.  It seemed like a desecration to put a greasy burger next to my beloved Krispy Kreme.  But, daring epicurean that I am, I tried a tiny bite, ready to be repulsed.  But, you know what?  It was good!

So here’s to the Krispy Kreme doughnut – and more importantly – here’s to fun!


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