Thursday, September 21, 2006


Well, I finally did it. I managed to make it over to Krispy Kreme when they were actually making donuts. In case you're not in the know, this particular branch is special because they supply all of the supermarkets, gas stations, and what have you, PLUS any other Krispy Kreme locations in the area. So they're making a lot of donuts. If you see a Krispy Kreme truck somewhere in the Triangle, in all likelihood it is carrying donuts that originated in this one production line.

These particular donuts were of the jelly variety. I spied some sort of red goo being squirted in by assistants. (They were too far away for my poor camera.)

This movie looks particularly crappy because it is shot through glass. (I've heard that they don't want people taking pictures so I went incognito.) The first part is the worst quality, but it's the most important: when the donuts, happily floating and cooking in hot oil, are flipped so that their other side can be fried as well. For some reason, seeing raw, limp dough puff into a beautiful treat is incredibly satisfying.

P.S. I am eagerly awaiting their pumpkin spice donut. It comes out sometime in the Fall and is very, very good.

P.P.S. Jeez - I sound like such a donut freak in this post. I'm not really.


Jerry said...

This footage really cries out for Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse" on the soundtrack. And the pumpkin spice donut actually sounds pretty good. (Although it's way too early to think about Xmas, the mass-market franchise food product I'm waiting for is Starbuck's EggNog Latte. Every year, I have to have at least one before 12/25. Then, there's a long dry spell until the Cadbury's Creme Eggs come out in the spring.)

i zimbra said...

Dearest Jerry,

I'll see what I can do.


P.S. I love fake-seasonal foods. The Necco candy company just may be the most famous example.