Saturday 4 June 2011

News: National Doughnut Day

Yesterday was National Doughnut Day in America. Link round-up!

  • The Huffington Post examined the statistics of America's donut obsession - by way of a neat infographic.
  • Esquire ran a blind doughnut taste test. You'll be surprised at the winner.
  • Forbes, on the other hand, assessed the way that Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts used social media.
  • Other outlets skewed a bit more niche in their coverage. The Dallas Observer blog gives you five music videos for National Doughnut Day, whilst LA Weekly's blog breaks down the top five media appearances of the giant doughnut sign "at long-running Randy's Donuts", both "a fine example of the programmatic architecture ethos" and "an Inglewood institution."
  • But wait: there's a Transatlantic angle to this obsession. For the Guardian, Emine Saner examines Britain's burgeoning love affair with Krispy Kreme.
  • Further reading? Why not try Carolyn de la Peña's “Mechanized Southern Comfort: Touring the Technological South at Krispy Kreme,” in Dixie Emporium: Consumerism, Tourism, and Memory in the American South, Anthony Stonis, Ed. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008), 234-263.

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