Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What Makes a Southerner's Heart Flutter

This does it. Every time. The “hot” sign illuminated at the closest Krispy Kreme.

Are you like me? Grown up in the South with Kripsy Kreme donuts? Krispy Kreme founder Vernon Rudolph bought a secret yeast-raised recipe from a New Orleans chef, rented a building in what is now historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC, and began selling to local grocery stores. Now Krispy Kreme stores dot the U.S. map.

I have heard that the “hot” light when illuminated late night at the Ponce Kripsy Kreme draws in the intoxicated like bugs to a light.

I believe it. After all, the Ponce Krispy Kreme is open 24/7. (For those of you not from Atlanta or who never go downtown, this is the KK located on Ponce DeLeon Avenue. I think it was Atlanta's original store.)

Krispy Kreme is one of the only places you can actually watch the birth of a glazed donut. It is quite a touching experience.

When these beauties are hot, the donut is light as air. You bite into it and it melts on your tongue.  It is the haven of sweetness. You reach for another one and then another and before you know it you have eaten 4-5. But, hey, when they are hot they have less calories, right?

Oh, the yummy, gooey goodness!

There is nothing, and I mean nothing better than a hot, fresh, off the belt Krispy Kreme donut.

If you don't like plain glazed, there are other choices available:

As the great Southern Redneck philosopher Jase Robinson says: "A hot donut is one of life’s wonders. If they passed a law saying the only way you could continue to eat hot donuts is if you shave your beard? It’s good-bye beard."

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