Wednesday, March 11, 2009
A silly ranting about Dunkin Donuts
The following definition I got off of wikipedia:
A traditional cruller (or twister) is a twisted, oblong, fried pastry made of dough somewhat like that of a cake doughnut, often topped with plain powdered sugar; powdered sugar mixed with cinnamon; or icing.
The name can also refer to the French cruller, a fluted, ring-shaped doughnut made from choux pastry with a light airy texture.
The name comes from early 19th century Dutch kruller, from krullen "to curl". Crullers are traditionally eaten in Germany and some other European countries on Shrove Tuesday, to use up fat before Lent.
Crullers are most commonly found in Canada, New England and the Mid-Atlantic and North Central states of the USA, but it is also common in California.
In 2003, the Dunkin' Donuts chain of doughnut shops stopped carrying traditional crullers, claiming that the hand-shaped treats were too labor-intensive, and couldn't be simulated with new machines for mixing doughnut batter.
So here is my silly RANT. I was and still am a huge French Cruller fan, I was especially fond of the ones from Dunkin Donuts. It still irks me that I can not get one at Dunkin Donuts to this day, but that is a lie, a BIG FAT LIE!
Back in December Kenneth and I went to NYC and on route 17 in my home state of New Jersey we stopped at a rest area that had a Dunkin Donuts, and low and behold I was overjoyed to beable to buy a french cruller. What a treat! Now this was forgivable because New Jersey is my home state and it just gives me one more thing to add to the reasons why I love New Jersy List!
But yesterday, yes yesterday. My hubby called and said he had a special treat for me when he got home from work, and do you know what he presented me, A FRENCH CRULLER FROM DUNKIN DONUTS, which shamefully I devoured before kissing him! But since then I have grown more irritated...... this donut came from a Dunkin Donuts about forty minutes form my home. NOW WHY IS IT THAT THE LOCAL DUNKIN DONUTS (MIND YOU WE HAVE TWO) DOES NOT CARRY MY BELOVED CRULLER? and one not that far away does??? I have it in my mind right now to call and complain.....