Southern Sweet: “Hot Now” Krispy Kreme Original Glazed

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They say doughnuts are bad for you. They say doughnuts are high in fat. They say doughnuts have too much sugar. They say doughnuts lack nutritional value. They surely can’t be talking about Krispy Kreme’s original glazed.

There is nothing quite so tempting as sight of the “Hot Now” sign outside a Krispy Kreme. It provokes a Pavlovian response in every Real Southern Man, causing a complete lapse in judgment and reason. Diets are abandoned, plans diverted, priorities shuffled and self-control relinquished when those magic neon letters flicker to life.

Biting into a hot now Krispy Kreme glazed can only be described as a transcendent experience. It’s so light and airy, yet warm and comforting … and so wondrously sweet. It’s like eating a sugary cloud. How can anything that heavenly be bad?

A decade or so ago, Krispy Kreme went public and expanded nationwide. Suddeny, they were the trendiest flavor in the country. But what Yankees and Left Coasters were so quick to embrace was something that has been a part of the fabric of Southern life for decades.

Born in Paducah, Kentucky to a French chef from New Orleans, raised first in Nashville and ultimately in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and spread throughout the South primarily by the efforts of the first and largest franchisees in Mobile, Alabama, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are a wholly Southern creation.

To vote for Krispy Kremes in the Southern Sweets Showdown, visit our Facebook page or vote here on the site.


One Response to “Southern Sweet: “Hot Now” Krispy Kreme Original Glazed”

  1. How can Krispy Kreme be bad for you? They’re only morsels of sweet air in your mouth. Surely air isn’t high in calories or fat?! Water is good for you and it is bleh compared to a Krispy Kreme and it has zero calories. So delicious air must be good for you!

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