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5Foot5 Fri 29-Jul-11 13:16:15

Sorry about that. It was me who started the KrispyKreme thread a few weeks ago but I am not doughnut obsessed, honestly! I only buy them on Fridays for a tea-time treat, and even then not every Friday.

Right here is the thing. I have just been in the Tesco metro near where I work to buy a bag of five jam-filled doughnuts, which cost 60p. As I picked them up I noticed that there were two other varieties of doughnut also on sale so I decided to investigate.

A bag of five custard-filled doughnuts came in slightly cheaper at 55p.

Then the third variety I could see cost 70p for five. "What's in those?" I though, as you would. Well I was slightly flabbergasted to see that they were mere ring doughnuts.

Now, AIBU to wonder why, if you can get doughnuts filled with custard for 11p each and doughnuts filled with jam for 12p each, anyone would shell out 14p for a doughnut filled with nothing - not even doughnut!!

Explanations anyone?

Kladdkaka Fri 29-Jul-11 13:21:25

Jam type doughnuts are made from dough by the bakers using an automated machine and get fried all together in big trays, in a giant deep fat fryer thingy.

Ring donuts use an instant cake mix stuff, not true dough. The go through a different machine that blobs them in 2 at a time and is a much slower process.

<Kladdkaka by name, expert doughnut jammer by nature (first job on leaving school>

Victoria1984 Fri 29-Jul-11 13:25:50

I can't stand jam filled doughnuts so would pay for ones with nothing in the middle, were the ring ones glazed? OMG they are so good- this thread has made me want a doughnut I think 5Foot5 is an evil genius smile

I think rings are more expensive as they are an American style whereas the jam ones are British (but then i would have thought custard would be the same price as the jam).

bagelmonkey Fri 29-Jul-11 13:27:43

I'd love some fresh ring doughnuts, still warm, dusted with cinnamon, please.

ThePathanKhansWoman Fri 29-Jul-11 13:28:00

The Tesco ones are work of the Devil, really chemical taste to Jam, i have banned them from the house unless its a doughnut emergency forever.

Sainsburys are loverly.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Fri 29-Jul-11 13:40:57

I harbour a secret desire to operate an industrial strength doughnut maker as it seems to be pure alchemy that blobs of gloop can be transmuted into heavenly sugar coated morsels of deliciousness, Kladdkaka

I stand transfixed by the churros makers' stalls in Spain, and I can watch candyfloss makers for hours.

<feels in dire need of a sugar fix>

WhereYouLeftIt Fri 29-Jul-11 13:41:23

Ooh, I've just come home with some doughnuts (jam)! I was very impressed with my decision to not give into the permanent '2 for £1' offer.
<smiles virtuously --while wiping jam from mouth-->

TheJiminyConjecture Fri 29-Jul-11 13:42:52

I only have one thing to say - Sqonuts. <dribbles>

ThePathanKhansWoman Fri 29-Jul-11 13:47:28

I just love doughnuts, just so old school. You'll all be too young to remember Fanny Craddock the t.V cook, but once when she was on live t.v cooking doughnuts with her hen-pecked husband Johnny he said "Nobodys doughnuts have holes like Fannys" grin grin.

Oh dear i'm so juvenile <runs away, now i've lowered the tone>.

WhereYouLeftIt Fri 29-Jul-11 14:02:45

?? Jiminy

The best doughnuts in the world, bar none are made by Gilberts of Leigh on Sea. They have a shop opposite one of the local primary schools, and it is damn near impossible to walk past their Window of Temptation!

They use tiptree jam in their doughnuts - and I soooo want one now!!

spout Fri 29-Jul-11 14:16:31

I just ate two coffee custard doughnuts from <sshh> Greggs

I can't stop twitching from all the sugar. I am ashamed.

Elemis Fri 29-Jul-11 14:18:32

sod off, I'm on a diet, and now my mouth is watering.
I never eat donuts

SiamoFottuti Fri 29-Jul-11 15:24:29

I used to make doughnuts on Blackpool prom. <reminisces>

Chandon Fri 29-Jul-11 15:29:01

kladdkaka,

are you by any chance in Sweden eating brownies??? with cream?

fanjobanjowanjo Fri 29-Jul-11 15:35:32

I want doughnuts now, freshly fried ones that are hot and crispy like the Black pool ones. I am on a diet though! Runs of to calculate how to eat one on plan

ClaimedByMe Fri 29-Jul-11 15:40:57

I have no idea!

All i know is i want a custard donut!!

ConfessionsOfAnAchingFanjo Fri 29-Jul-11 15:46:39

You sure are BU to start a doughnut thread angry.

I'm hungry and trying to wean myself off my sugar addiction. Now I want a good old fashioned cream doughnut with blob of jam on top angry (though a custard doughnut would do .. angry)

Sigh

yoshiLunk Fri 29-Jul-11 15:58:14

Why is it so hard to find iced apple doughnuts these days? they are my fave..

<sigh>

and

<drool>

WhereYouLeftIt Fri 29-Jul-11 16:08:48

Fresh doughnuts straight from cooking - they are hard to beat, aren't they? Iced apple doughnuts sound lovely - I've never even seen one let alone tasted it.

sparkle1977 Fri 29-Jul-11 16:45:06

I wasn't a doughnut fan until a few months ago when I tried a pippin's doughnut which were being sold on a stall at my local farmers market.......cannot rate them highly enough. All sorts of fillings, some glazed....all delicious.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Fri 29-Jul-11 16:56:32

'Tis Friday and you've set the customary tone for a full and frank debate of the myiad means of filling holes and other flavoursome tales Pathan.

<<goes to search YouTube for more Fanny gems>>

FlubbaBubba Fri 29-Jul-11 17:25:29

I call DS1 my Krispi Kreme baby because of the size of him when born and the direct correlation possible link to the number of custard filled choccy ones I had in the last trimester blush grin

OP - if you want to be truly genius, buy the jammy or custard doughnuts, cut out and scoff the middles, then take the now ring-ed doughnuts back to the shop and ask for your money back. You will not only make money on your original purchase, but will also have the joy of the jammy or custardy middles for free too. Genius and not to mention Foolproof. >>dribbles deleriously to self<<

doughnutty Fri 29-Jul-11 17:47:43

Did someone say doughnut???

LineRunner Fri 29-Jul-11 17:50:42

Fucking hell, Kladd, that's some knowledge you've got there. Respect.

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