June 5th National Doughnut Day

Today was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 during the depression as they handed out doughnuts to those who could find little to eat as the country suffered from economic struggles. The day was created to honor the “Lassies” that went to Europe during World War 1 under Lt. Col. Helen Purvianee. They were the only women allowed on the front lines serving doughnuts and coffee to the soldiers of the Allied forces. Even then, these women were a part of the Salvation Army. There is something comforting about a doughnut. Check your local doughnut shops, they may be giving away doughnuts today for free!

How to celebrate – Support your local Salvation Army. Learn to make your own doughnuts. Learn more about the Salvation Army during World War 1.

September 14th National Cream Filled Donut Day

Here’s another of those important days of your life. It’s National Cream Filled Donut Day. How could we ever get along without it!?! Heck, we don’t even have top spell doughnut right to celebrate it. And since we apparently have to have a day like today, at least I am glad it is cream filled, my favorite!

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It can be chocolate, vanilla, strawberry… any flavor you desire but it must be blended into a cream filling to qualify. Though I admit I am not an expert about this holiday I do not believe jelly filled meet the requirements.


I’m pretty sure places like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts, and any other brands around you, like a day like today. I would imagine sales increase as you struggle to find your cream filled doughnut to complete the quest for the day.

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I really don’t have much to add, I think the holiday states it pretty clearly. The fact that these are pretty much dead calories does not need to be thought about, in fact… ignore them. They are pretty filling (joke intended) particularly if you eat a half dozen of them.

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About all I have to add is that remember a baker’s dozen is 13, and since we celebrated Friday the 13th on a Thursday, why not get a baker’s dozen of cream filled donuts! I need to hurry, shops close up soon!

How to celebrate – Have a cream filled donut today. Learn how to actually spell doughnut. Try a cream filling you have never had before.

September 14th National Cream Filled Donut Day

Now a Donut is a donut is a donut, or is it!?! A regular donut tastes great, it’s filling and goes great with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. But a filled donut, now that takes the cake! You can fill it with jelly and that’s pretty good, I wouldn’t suggest filling it with broccoli but if you want to be healthier, that might work. For me though, fill it with a cream and I’m in Heaven!


I don’t care if it Boston Cream or Bavarian cream, sometimes I don’t even care about the donut itself! Just pipe in that cream and all is well with the world. (Not healthy mind you, but well.) It’s not like the donut isn’t sweet enough to start with because it is. But adding cream just makes it seem more like a dessert than a treat.


You can even garnish it with fresh fruit on top of it. I just pick the fruit off and eat the donut but it is better for you because of the fruit and at least it tricks you into thinking you had something less fattening. Even my dog likes cream filled donuts.

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Now I am sure that Dunkin’ Donuts cream filled donuts are equally as good but there is nothing in this world like a Krispy Kreme cream filled donut! Or whatever brand you choose believe me, it will be enhanced with a cream filling! And if you are on a diet, well… that cream filling is lighter than a cake donut so naturally it must have less calories!

How to celebrate – Go out right now and get yourself a cream filed donut! Get a whole box of cream filled donuts! Hide them when you get them home so you can have them all to yourself.

June 3rd National Doughnut Day

The first Friday in June is always National Doughnut Day. This year that’s June 3rd. The holiday first came up in 1938, created by the Salvation Army to honor those members that went to France during World War 1. Since it was right in the middle of the great Depression it was also used as a way to feed those who could not feed themselves and as a fund raiser to help with special projects for the Salvation Army. It is still used as a fund raiser in Chicago even today!


Some 250 women went to Europe to serve our boys “over there”. They made pies and coffee but by far the most popular item was the doughnut. The Salvation Army girls were called “Doughnut Girls”.


The American Red Cross also sent out ladies with doughnuts during World War 1, they were called “Doughnut Dollies”.


Doughnuts are apparently an All-American thing. The first person to claim making doughnuts was Hanson Gregory in 1847 aboard a lime-trading ship, but this claim is somewhat unlikely since Paul R. Mullins referred to doughnuts in a book he wrote back in 1803. Washington Irving also mentions the doughnut in a book he wrote in 1809. It does, however, apparently come from the Dutch-American community.

Well whoever came up with the doughnut first we are very thankful.  Something else to be thankful for is free doughnuts! Celebrate Doughnut Day with the following companies…


… with the purchase of a drink.  Or at…


…where you can get a doughnut for free with no purchase, and you can get any kind of doughnut you want!

How to celebrate: Go get your free doughnut! Learn how to make doughnuts of your own at home.  Pretend it’s World War 1 and have a doughnut party!