Donuts have always had their signature holes so that eaters can gaze through them and contemplate how to get glazed sugar out of their eyelashes. Ponder a sweeter philosophy with this Groupon.
$10 for Two Dozen Donuts ($18 Value)
Take your pick from Krispy Kreme’s donut selection, which ranges from melt-in-your-mouth originals that have freshly passed through a ribbon of glaze to custard- and jam-stuffed varieties.
After Vernon Rudolph acquired a closely guarded donut recipe from a New Orleans pastry chef, he couldn't keep the secret to himself. He opened up shop in 1937 to share the yeast-raised delectables with the world, thus marking the birth of Krispy Kreme.
Today, step into any Krispy Kreme shop and you can see the donuts progress on their journey from formless dough to circular confection. The entire process plays out through plate glass windows: the raw dough is shaped into disks, the disks rise in a heated oven, the plumped donuts then drop into the fryer where a conveyor belt speeds them along their journey. After cooling on the belt, the original donuts pass through a ribbon of glaze. Like a donut-shaped bat signal, a neon sign lights up the sky to announce the emergence of fresh, hot Krispy Kremes.