This year marked the third year in a row my friends and I participated in National Donut Day. (To review went down check here) Like last year, my friend mapped out a route for us and we spent about two hours driving all around St. Louis getting donuts. We went to the same five donut shop as last year: three Dunkin Donuts (DD) and two Krispy Kreme (KK). We took what we learned last year and hoped that this year we would be able to finish all five donuts. We only had one rule this year: you have to get a different donut for every place we go.
1st Donut: Old Fashioned Cake Donut and bottled water (DD)
I wanted to start out with something that wasn’t too sweet. Though this donut was a little heavier that i anticipated I got through it. DD requires you to buy a beverage in order to get the free donut, so I decided water would be a good idea for this journey. I was able to drink it slowly and stay hydrated. The donut was a little bland and I regretted playing it safe, only a little bit though. One donut down I felt great!
2nd Donut: Glazed Chocolate Cake (KK)
I don’t know what caused me to get a second cake donut. I guess I was feeling pretty confident so I thought I could handle it. I knew i might be pushing my luck, getting two filling donuts right off the bat. I resolved to get a fresh glazed at the next Krispy Kreme.
3rd Donut: Glazed Sour Cream
The second Krispy Kreme wasn’t making fresh glazed donuts so I went with my fave donut, glazed sour cream. I guess I’m a bigger fan of cakey donuts than I realized. I still felt good after this donut, which is good cause after the third donut last year was when things went downhill. If you have never tried Krispy Kreme’s sour cream donut I suggest you do
4th Donut: Chocolate Frosted Donut and iced black coffee (DD)
Anther basic donut for me. I went with an iced black coffee to cut the sugar, and plus DD does medium iced coffees for only $0.99 so I couldn’t resist. I drank the coffee very slowly, and a lot of it spilled in my friend’s car. After this donut I knew that I would finish. My friends and I were amazed that we were actually feeling just fine and we were proud we did so much better than last year.
5th Donut: Boston Kreme Donut and bottled water (DD)
For the last donut I went all out, I got my first custard donut of the day. I ate it with pride. I got another bottled water to save for later. After our journey last year my friends and I went and laid down in a park by our houses for a while to recover. This year we went shopping. It feels silly to be so proud of eating five donuts, when others could do it so easily. To actually accomplish something, no matter how silly, feels so rewarding. This is my favorite tradition with my two oldest friends and I hope that we will be able to keep it up, only maybe not five donuts every year.