Thursday, July 05, 2012

If Donuts Were Book Genres...



... which one would you pick?  The dark chocolate glaze filled with a rich mystery?  The vanilla frosting with a rainbow of cheery sprinkles? The powdered donut that sticks with you?













Raised, fried, cake, bar, round, holes, braided, knots, jelly filled, creme filled, chocolate, maple, cherry, blueberry...









There are as many donuts as ideas to make them. So many varieties to choose from.

I've considered my favorite donut at length. Well, this morning at least...

To be honest I didn't get the whole Krispy Kreme craze. Let's call it decadent, exotic romance genre. Living in western Colorado we didn't have a Krispy Kreme bakery for true believers to get their fix. So people traveled over the mountains and bought boxes of donuts to bring back to sell --  some 500 miles round trip.

Funny thing, a Krispy Kreme Bakery was built out by the mall. When it first opened there were lines of cars. Then the craze fizzled and died on the western slope. I believe the Krispy Kreme building houses a steakhouse now.



People's tastes change. In their donut choices, in the books they read, the clothes they wear and the cars they drive.

But then, some people find something they like and stick with it for ions. While that might seem like a rut... sometimes the tried and true is the perfect choice.

Why do certain romance stories written with the same boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, girl can't stand boy, but boy wins her over formula continue to sell.

Yes, people will try the new exotic read, but a good suspense or mystery or Sci-fi will always bring a reader back...

so back to my donut theory, before you say it's full of holes... :-) With Krispy Kreme's demise on the western slope, people didn't stop eating donuts. No they went back to their old haunts and picked their favorites by the baker's dozen to enjoy with the new fufu coffee craze. (which is a whole nuther story)


I can honestly say my favorite donut has been the same for several years. I suppose my favorite donut would be the like the tried and true women's fiction with a touch of romance genre. Don't get me wrong, if forced to... I will choke down a fried glazed donut, or a lemon filled blintz. I might even try something flirty with rose petals or crushed candy bits, yes they are out there.

Although honestly, I'm not to keen on the fruit flavored donuts. I give those to my grandkids...


My all time favorite donut would have to be the lowly cake donut, no glaze, (well maybe sometimes, especially if it's maple) no fan fair, just a little donut, with a hole and a sweet buttery flavor.

I'm sure your's is different. Do tell?


13 comments:

Missy Tippens said...

Tina, I have to admit my very favorite is glazed Krispy Kreme! Especially when the hot doughnut sign is on. :) (Yes, I eat them right there in the car in the parking lot!)

As for books, I love romance of all genres. I can't get enough of it.

Anonymous said...

So you still have Krispy Kreme.? Must be closer to where they started. I ate them but didn't understand the hype.

Tina P

Missy Tippens said...

I have to drive almost 30 minutes to get to one (2 locations near two malls)! I usually only buy them when I happen to be passing and see the "hot" sign lit up. :)

We have them in our grocery store as well, but they're just not the same from there.

Tina Pinson said...

Thirty minutes drive... wow you do like them.

I haven't seen any of them. They disappeared from Western Colorado and I've yet to see one in Mesa AZ where I am now. I know the didn't have them in Grand Junction, but maybe they have them here and I'm just not looking.

Missy Tippens said...

They did start in the South (North Carolina), so maybe they've been more successful here. I'm in Georgia. :)

Tina Pinson said...

Ah that would explain it. I think they pulled back to the eastern edges of the country and regrouped. My hubby is from Georgia too.

Ruthie Lewis said...

I love your Blog, Tina!

And I didn't understand the hype about Krispy Kreme either. :)

Ruthie Lewis
Author, Speaker, Life Coach
www.RuthieLewis.com

Susan Jaymes said...

I don't believe I've ever had a Krispy Kreme so I have nothing to judge it with. Did they ever come to Wisconsin? I myself am not a fan of donuts period.

Tina Pinson said...
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Tina Pinson said...

Ruthie,

Thanks for visiting. So I'm not the only one out there that wondered what the fascination was. But I have friends who said I was weird cause Krispy Kreme donuts were like heaven in your mouth.

Even had wedding cakes made from them.

Tina Pinson said...

Susan,

I really don't know how to explain the flavor of Krispy Kremes. What I had was filled with cream and powder with sugar, it was warm. It was rich and airy.

Golden Keyes Parsons said...

What a cute, creative post. As far as a personal favorite, I love the buttermilk old-fashions. I think that's what they are called. It's been so long since I've had one, I kinda forget. Maybe I need to run down to Shipleys and check it out! Our Krispy Kreme here in Waco, TX, closed down as well. I think there are a few left, but none around here.

Of course, historical fiction is my genre of choice :)

Martha A. said...

Donuts usually make me sick, so I avoid them. The only ones that tempt me are a Raised glazed Amish donut...and an old fashioned cake donut. I have to be willing to be sick though....so it takes a lot. For me....genres are just something that are there. I read almost any genre....I avoid speculative fiction....finding that I don't connect with it.