Donut Worry, Be Happy!

Donut Worry, Be Happy!

photocredit: South Shore Donut Company


I don’t know who decided to create today’s National Holiday… but I’m pretty sure we’d totally be best friends.  It just might, in fact, be one of the best National Holidays of all time.


So what is it, you ask?  It’s National Cream Filled Donut Day, of course!!

Told you.  Best day ever.

 I thought we’d begin with a bit of a history lesson, but my research didn’t go so well.  The origin of this delicious, deep-fried breakfast treat is a bit murky.  Some say the first donuts were made in the mid-1800s, while others date the sweet delight as far back as 1750.  In fact, donuts of the cream-filled variety have so many different names in various regions of the World it’s hard to keep track of them all.

Either way… however the first donuts came about and whoever is the prized inventor, they basically made it okay to eat cake for breakfast.  And that’s just plain awesome.

Here in our beautiful little tourist town, we’ve got a donut treasure of our own.  Chamber member South Shore Donut Company has only been around for a couple years, but they’ve cornered the market as ‘Donut Connoisseurs’ with their creative flavors and imaginative toppings.

One of the best sellers at the DoCo just happens to be the cream filled Long Johns.  They are filled with delicious vanilla cream, with topping flavors varying from maple, maple bacon, Oreo, caramel, birthday cake, chocolate glaze, orange and more.  There’s basically a flavor for every donut-loving palette out there!

Me?  I’d choose the maple bacon.  Every. Time.

Mmmmm…. Bacon, donuts.  Bacon on my donuts.


But you better get your orders in early or stop by their location at 1205 S. Shore Drive, because these babies don’t stay on the shelf for long!  Better yet… get your order in a day ahead of time and have them delivered!  Yup, the DoCo delivers to both Clear Lake and Mason City.  So you can enjoy the cream-filled deliciousness without even leaving your house!

So thank you, whoever decided we need to celebrate this yummy National Holiday.  You commitment to satisfying our sweet tooth is second to none, and we appreciate the excuse to indulge a little extra today.  To leave the calorie-counting behind and live a little.

As they say… Donuts taste as good as skinny feels!

Life is short.  Eat the donuts!

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