Feb 16 2008

We stopped by the local convenience store to get a Krispy Kreme donut and they were all out. Went to another nearby store that usually has them, and no luck there either.

I was starting to wonder where a fellow is supposed to get a donut around here, when the Mrs. suddenly remembered:


We went over to Eagleton Village and were happy to find they were open. ("Monday through Saturday, 6AM to 6PM or sell out"). Their donuts are just as good if not better than Krispy Kremes, and they have an impressive variety (including half-price "ugly twist" cinnamon buns).

The lady in front of us wanted a creme filled but without chocolate. No problem. Donut master Carol Dixon made her one right up.

Because I took some photos, Ms. Dixon asked if we were traveling. We told her we lived around here but hadn't been to Richy Kreme in a hundred years. The couple behind us asked if we went to Eagleton School. We told them no, we grew up in South Knoxville but I used to work in Maryville. She said she used to sneak over from Eagleton School at lunchtime for Richy Kremes.

The store has been there since 1948, serving up fresh donuts for 60 years. It looks like they only update the window every ten years, meaning it's time to update it again.

Here's a brief history of Richy Kreme, and their website has more.

I can still smell the inside of that place

I have not visited Richy Kreme in literally about 30 years, but my mouth still watered after reading this post!

"I think it would be a good idea."
-Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization

Do-Nut Connoisseur

Richy Kreme is one thousand times better than Krispy Kreme. Decades ago, while crawling around the dirt in the crawl space underneath my Mom and Dad's house in Alcoa-Patch; I lifted my head up between the floor joists, and squished open a nest of Grand-Daddy Long Legs. They showered across my face, as I screamed and smacked the little creatures off of my head. But one thing I noticed was a sickly-sweet smell that enveloped the Spider Nest, which I assumed was the aroma of the guts of the squishiness.

Fast-forward to 1989, my first day on the Job in Knoxville. A Texan had brought a box of Krispy Kreme do-nuts to work. Once the box was opened, my olfactory memory brought back the smell of that Grand-Daddy Long Leg nest. So, everytime someone opens a box of Krispy Kreme, I gag, for the smell is identical. Richy Kreme; however, tastes and smells great! So, is it possible that Krispy Kreme uses Spider Guts for their sweetner?

viva Evo Morales

So, is it possible that

So, is it possible that Krispy Kreme uses Spider Guts for their sweetner?

Eeewwww! Gross!!!

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