Donut Holes are America's sweetest obsession and one of the nation's most popular treats! The inclusion of Apple Cider and Paczki among the top contenders is surprising.
Getting to the bottom of this tasty investigation! In honor of National Donut Day, the daring team at Menu-Price rolled up their sleeves (and maybe ate a few donuts along the way) to dig deep into Google search data from the past 12 months.
Search bars filled with queries like "Best donuts near me," "Craziest donut flavors," and "Can I survive on a donut-only diet?" Okay, maybe not the last one, but you get the point!
So, who are the donut connoisseurs in each state? What makes Donut Holes the superstar of the Donut universe? And what's the story behind Apple Cider and Paczki winning hearts (and stomachs) all around? The donut intrigue is real!
Donut Holes Snatch The Crown As The Nation's Top Treat
Donut Holes pulled off a sneaky victory, sliding past Glazed Donuts to snatch the crown as the nation's top treat. Twelve states are head over heels for these little pockets of joy, searching for them like they're the ultimate goal of snacking.
From the sunny shores of California to the sizzling streets of Georgia, Donut Holes have taken over like a delicious revolution. But what is the secret behind their bite-sized appeal? Is it the perfect pop-in-your-mouth size? Maybe it's the explosion of flavors that hits you with every nibble.
Whatever the reason, one thing's for sure: Donut Holes are the real hole-y grail!
The VIPs Of The Dozen: Glazed Donuts, The Beyoncé Of Pastries
Say hello to Glazed Donuts, coming in second place. These sweet rings of delight are making a splash!
These bad boys are climbing the flavor ladder in ten states! And they're the top VIPs in every collection of a dozen. Yep, they're the Beyoncé of the donut world, making every box shine bright like a diamond. And don't forget about the sprinkles; they're the tiny diamonds that make your donut even more special!
Paczki's Sugary Triumph
While all those other donuts were busy doing their sugary dance, what else caught the eye of the viewers? Paczki, that's what! Paczki claimed the title of the most-searched donut in eight states!
A donut domination tour! And the Paczki parade hits the road in Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The tradition of making Paczki donuts started in the medieval age during the reign of August III.
Families would use eggs, butter, sugar, and fruit by treating themselves one last time before Lent began with these rich donuts.
Apple Cider Versus Old Fashioned - Which Wins Hearts?
Apple Cider donuts waltzing onto the scene, flaunting those cozy fall vibes like nobody's business.
They've got that warm-your-soul feeling! These donuts are having a blast in seven lucky states. Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New York, you lucky ducks are all in for a lip-smacking treat!
Don’t you feel the autumn magic tingling your taste buds? Old Fashioned Donuts, those timeless darlings, are taking names and dunking the competition in Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Idaho, Minnesota, and Missouri. Talk about spreading that sugary glory from coast to coast!
These states are aboard the Old Fashioned Express - googley moogley; they are in for a flavor-packed ride! But have you ever craved a donut that can teleport you to the coziest fall day or make you feel like you're chilling in a retro diner? Well, you can kiss those dreams goodbye because Old Fashioned Donuts can't do any of that!
But they can do one thing: make you reach for another one!
Massachusetts' Obsession With The Boston Cream Delight
Boston Cream is causing madness in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. But what's all the fuss about? Massachusetts went all in for Boston Cream, and honestly, it's no surprise!
This donut declared the throne, leaving other donuts in the dust because it's like the donut's hometown hero! The place where it all began! Imagine the donut drama! The Boston Cream is probably prancing around Massachusetts like the star of its very own show.
How can we blame them, though? This donut's got history, it's got style, and it's got that creamy-filling charm.
Sweet Surprises In The Desert
Did someone say Jelly Donut in Nevada? It's true! The desert is hiding a secret stash of jelly-filled goodness.
And Potato Donuts in Maine? Now that's a spud-tacular surprise! Is there any need for fries when you've got potato-packed donuts? But we're just getting started! Sugar Donuts in North Carolina give that sweet southern pleasure a new meaning.
And let's not forget about the Sour Cream Donuts in Maryland. It is hard to believe that sour cream and donuts could team up for such a mouthwatering mashup. What other donut masterpieces are hiding out there, awaiting our discovery? Could there be a Broccoli Donut in Idaho? Or maybe a Sushi Donut in California? The donut world is full of surprises, and these donut outliers are proof that no limit exists to creativity!
Hollywood's Sweet Tooth
Have you ever wondered if celebrities in Hollywood have a thing for donuts too? Oh, absolutely!
Let's kick it off with the fabulous Chrissy Teigen. In New York City, in October 2014, she is sinking her teeth into a glazed red doughnut, all while celebrating the launch of Apple Pay.
She even played the role of the donut fairy, sprinkling free treats like sweet confetti on lucky New Yorkers. Now that's how you spread the donut love! And hold on to your phone because we've got a supermodel in the donut game too!
Gisele Bündchen, the catwalk queen, took a bold bite backstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Even runway royalty can't resist the temptation of a delicious treat. The donut party isn't exclusive to the glitz and glam, however.
Patricia Heaton, the star of "Everybody Loves Raymond," knows what's up. She's got it all figured out - everybody loves donuts, and that's just a plain and simple fact of life! "It's true - donut worry, be happy!" Isn't it hilarious how a little fried dough can bring everyone together, from the runway to Hollywood? Who's up next for a donut date with destiny?
A Spokesperson's View On America's Donut Diversity
A spokesperson from Menu-Price commented on the findings:
“These rankings highlight the diverse and delicious donut preferences across our country, showcasing the variety and creativity that make the world of donuts so enticing.
From classic flavors to innovative twists, each state brings its own unique donut culture to the table, inviting everyone to savor the sweet delights that unite us in a shared love for these indulgent treats”.