Fun Facts for Kids About Donuts

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Want to know how to make a kid smile? There’s a good chance a donut can do that. Another great way is by teaching them some fun facts about the treat they love. Kids love hearing interesting facts about their favorite treats that they can then tell all their friends.  So, come into our store at Hole Lotta Doughnuts, grab a dozen, then share them with your kids while you share some of these interesting tidbits.

Fun Facts for Kids About Donuts

  1. 10 billion donuts are served each year in the U.S. alone.
  2. The largest donut ever made was 16 inches high, 16 feet wide, and weighed 1.7 tons.
  3. 29 donuts in 6 minutes – that’s the Guinness World Record for donut eating held by John Haight.
  4. Donuts are so popular in the U.S. that they have several days devoted to them: January 12 is National Glazed Donut Day, June 8 marks National Jelly-Filled Donut Day, September 14 is dedicated to National Cream-Filled Donut Day, and National Donut Day is celebrated both on the first Friday in June and on November 5.
  5. Why do cops love donuts? This tradition comes from the fact that donut shoppes used to be one of the only places open in the middle of the night when a cop needed a snack or a place to stop during a graveyard shift.
  6. “Olykoeks” or oily cakes are what donuts were called by the Dutch, who are rumored to have first brought the delicious treat to America back before the Revolutionary War.
  7. Donuts and coffee were served to boost the morale of soldiers in France during World War I.
  8. Why have a hole? Although the hole makes donuts very convenient for holding, the real reason is because, after changing ingredients to original donut recipes, the centers were not cooking through. A ring shape allowed the whole donut to cook more evenly.

One more important fact about donuts is that the best ones are made by hand with specially picked, fresh ingredients and “a hole lotta love.” Those are the donuts you’ll find here at Hole Lotta Doughnuts. And after reading all these facts, we’re pretty sure you’re feeling ready to come and try one today, so stop on by!