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!