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21 Feb 2023

History of Donuts

The Delicious History of Donuts: From Doughnut Lassies to Big Apple Donuts & Coffee

The history of the donut is a rich and varied one, with a wide range of styles and flavors that have evolved over time. From classic yeast and cake donuts to fun creations like Nutella Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts and Funfetti Cake Donuts, there is no shortage of delicious options to choose from.

But donuts have a rich history and during World War I, when the Salvation Army dispatched volunteers to France to provide food and supplies to troops, donuts became a beloved dessert. Because it was difficult to find ovens close to the battlefield, the volunteers decided to make donuts instead of pies and cakes they had planned to bake for the soldiers stationed there.

The women who prepared these delicious treats overseas during the war were known as Doughnut Lassies, and they were a hit. The popularity of the dessert grew as American soldiers came home, bringing with them their newly acquired appetite for donuts.

As for the name, some speculate that it may have originated from the small size of the original delicacies or from the fact that the Dutch stuffed the uncooked dough with real nuts and other components.

But perhaps the most exciting thing about donuts is their versatility. With endless possibilities for flavor combinations and toppings, there is always something new and exciting to try. And when it comes to satisfying your cravings, Big Apple Donuts & Coffee has you covered.

At Big Apple Donuts, they offer a wide selection of all-time favorite donuts, as well as their own unique creations that are sure to delight your taste buds. From the classic flavors to exciting twists on traditional recipes, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

And what’s more, Big Apple Donuts takes pride in using only the finest quality ingredients, ensuring that every donut they make is as delicious as it is fresh. Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet and simple classic donut or a decadent of The Alien donut, you can always count on Big Apple Donuts to deliver the very best.

So whether you’re a die-hard donut lover or simply looking for a tasty treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, be sure to check out Big Apple Donuts & Coffee. With their wide range of flavors and commitment to quality, you’re sure to find a donut that will make your day a little sweeter. So why wait? Head over to their website and find the nearest outlet with this link:, and treat yourself to a delicious donut today!


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