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Some Surprising Facts about Donuts You Never Heard Of

Every doughnut lover might agree to this that they are delicious and a perfect breakfast companion. But many of us are not aware of the facts about our favorite fried dough. So, in order to fill our holes in your doughnut knowledge book, here are some facts about the same to enlighten your sweet tooth as well.

  1. Doughnuts were used to be loosely defined in the historic times. They are believed to be brought into our very world when our very own Manhattan was still called New Amsterdam. They were called as olykoeks or the oily cakes.

  1. In the mid-19th century, Elizabeth Gregory the ship captain for New England created the first doughnut with a hole in the middle and gave its name. rumours say it that Gregory added walnuts or hazelnuts in the center of deep fried doughnut in order to fill in where the dough is a tad bit uncooked. Another rumour states it Gregory’s son created a hole by spiking a doughnut with the help of a ship wheel when he required both hands to steer during a storm.
  2. Doughnuts were a huge hit during the World War I, when the volunteers served the doughnuts to the soldiers of the United States while they were fighting on the front lines. And they came back home with a taste for those delicious doughnuts.
  3. Adolph Levitt, a Russian immigrant introduced the first doughnut machine in the year 1920 and used it to make and bake the doughnuts at his bakery in the New York City.

  1. Doughnuts which were automatically produced were quite popular in the World’s Fair of 1934 in Chicago. There was a poster which touted them as the ‘food hit of the Century of Progress’.
  2. The Entenmann’s brothers named William, Robert and Charles, and their mother Martha introduced the familiar see through cake box meant for baked goods in the year 1959. They believed that the people were more interested in buying what they could actually see.
  3. In the year 1996, the New York Times declared that no profession is as close as with a food as police work is when it comes to the doughnuts. This is because so many police officers are found hanging around the doughnut shops and these places also have the lowest rates of robbery in any kind of retail business.

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