It's National Doughnut Day! Who Makes the Best Doughnuts, Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme?

Living 2012/06/01 17:00:00
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Memorial Day weekend is so last week -- it's National Doughnut Day today! According to Wikipedia, National Doughnut Day occurs on the first Friday of June each year, and the event was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Who knew?

Today, you can celebrate by getting yourself a free doughnut of any variety at Krispy Kreme (no purchase necessary!), Dunkin’ Donuts (with any Dunkin' Beverage purchase) as well as at other chains and independent bakeries.

But if you have both a Krispy Kreme and a Dunkin' near you, like we do, which one to choose? Those traditional Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts really are addictive, but we've always loved the chocolate glazed, powdered and cinnamon from Dunkin'. How about you?
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  • jiggy 2012/06/01 19:07:08
    Dunkin' Donuts
    Totally need "Other" here.

    I picked Dunkin' because I can't stand the awfulness that is Krispy Kreme. When it first came to my area everyone was so excited. The first time I tried them I almost puked. They have terrible texture and are just sweet on sweet.

    Just terrible.

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  • Jillxz 2013/07/25 21:50:06
    Krispy Kreme
    Krispy Kreme
  • Tiah 2012/06/11 13:49:58
    Krispy Kreme
    I'm so hungry now
  • beach bum 2012/06/06 08:07:07
    Krispy Kreme
    beach bum
    krispy kreme
  • Miss Mayhem ✗✗✗ 2012/06/05 21:32:15
    Krispy Kreme
    Miss Mayhem ✗✗✗
    Krispy Kreme by far. The closest store near us is in New Jersey, so whenever my relatives come to visit they usually bring a box. I'm a happy camper when that happens, plus I love them.
  • HannahFitz 2012/06/04 19:20:04
    Krispy Kreme
    omg, i remember going to a krispy kreme donut shop once and there was a window where you could see them making the donuts and on this conveyer belt they had all the donuts and they'd pick out the ones they wanted to sell and nearly half of them just went straight into the bin; i had never wanted to eat out of trash just as much as i wanted to then.
  • A7xanimerocker 2012/06/04 02:50:29
    Krispy Kreme
    I love their donuts. I've been going their since I was 6.
  • 2585661 2012/06/03 23:30:05
    Dunkin' Donuts
    America makes the WORST doughnuts!!!!!!!
  • sherie 2012/06/03 22:48:35
    Krispy Kreme
    No contest
  • •Sora•Knightwalker• 2012/06/03 20:26:56
    Dunkin' Donuts
    I seriously don't get those who like Krispy Kreme...
  • Katelin Rose Harris 2012/06/03 03:50:56
    Krispy Kreme
    Katelin Rose Harris
    my brother said krispy kreme but i don't have donuts because I'm allergic to the egg in them . . . tear . . .
  • Katelin... Katelin... 2012/06/03 03:52:19
    Katelin Rose Harris
    teer *
    um i can't spell
  • DOriginalDonald 2012/06/02 23:04:44
    Dunkin' Donuts
    no Tim Hortons?
  • us 2012/06/02 20:41:21
    Dunkin' Donuts
    I like Dunkin better, The only thing I don't buy donuts like I used to, That was even once
    in awhile.
  • dvb 2012/06/02 13:39:38
    Krispy Kreme
    Actually I'd vote for neither, because for me it's Tim Horton's!
  • VictorianBabe 2012/06/02 06:32:49
    Krispy Kreme
    Dunkin' Donuts are more famous, but idk why. They're disgusting.
  • mm61675 2012/06/02 05:42:37
    Krispy Kreme
    tastes like a cloud :)

    I ate 3 today. Totally worth all the calories.
  • Linnster 2012/06/02 05:28:38
    Krispy Kreme
    Krispy Kreme.
  • Theresa 2012/06/02 05:23:23
    Dunkin' Donuts
    I like Dunkin's better.
  • JulieJewels 2012/06/02 04:56:47
    Dunkin' Donuts
    I like another place better but I don't think they have chain stores and they are called "Bakery Corner." Their doughnuts are bigger than normal size and when you buy a dozen the workers give 2 donuts free additional.
  • srini 2012/06/02 02:41:53
    Krispy Kreme
    Poll needed a third choice (catchall "other" would have worked fine)--actual best doughnuts are "Robin's Doughnuts", a Calgary-based chain!
  • TikkiPurdy 2012/06/02 00:26:49
    Krispy Kreme
    Krispy Kreme all day!
    krispy kreme
  • Jillxz TikkiPurdy 2013/07/25 21:48:51
    Love Krispy Kreme
  • Terrie Handleit 2012/06/01 23:39:21
    Dunkin' Donuts
    Terrie Handleit
    Love them!
  • Georgia50 2012/06/01 23:25:39
    Krispy Kreme
    Although I credit DD with having a better chocolate icing.
  • Beagle Mom 2012/06/01 23:18:12
    Dunkin' Donuts
    Beagle Mom
    Have to go with Dunkin'. Major Yummo!!!
  • kcandi 2012/06/01 23:00:37
    Dunkin' Donuts
    Actually the donut man .... donut man
  • Justina Jackson 2012/06/01 22:50:47
    Dunkin' Donuts
    Justina Jackson
    NONE OF THE ABOVE! its the 24 hr Sunnys Donuts in Ukiah California!
  • Maura :) 2012/06/01 22:38:37
    Krispy Kreme
    Maura :)
    I never really liked Dunkin Donuts at all.
  • relic 2012/06/01 22:13:10
    Dunkin' Donuts
    Krispy Kreme donuts are pure sugar. At least Dunkin' Donuts use some flour.
  • Pronatalist Pronatalist 2012/06/01 22:12:30
    Dunkin' Donuts
    Pronatalist Pronatalist
    Where's the Obligatory Other, or Neither? I mostly quit buying donuts, because they are TOO EXPENSIVE. Hey, we are in The Great Obama Depression, and a lot of us are out of work, and short on money.
  • Quiet-is-feared 2012/06/01 22:08:47
    Krispy Kreme
    Omfg. I ALMOST missed National Donut day! I have no idea,
    thankfully there's a tim hortons near by! ^_^

    Krispy kreme are much better, I like the glossy appearance, but i guess i like any donut really lol.
  • carl 2012/06/01 22:06:12
    Krispy Kreme
    I love doughnuts.
  • Fancy 2012/06/01 21:45:21
    Krispy Kreme
  • Andy Fletcher 2012/06/01 21:45:06
    Dunkin' Donuts
    Andy Fletcher
    While Dunkin sucks, they suck far less than KK. At least Dunkin donuts have the proper texture and weight to them. A donut is supposed to taste of yeast and egg and butter, not of sugar and way too much vanilla.
  • Leona Hill 2012/06/01 21:36:07
    Krispy Kreme
    Leona Hill
    By far, the best donut I ever tasted was Krispy Kreme. Nothing else can come close.
  • Ray 2012/06/01 21:26:03
    Dunkin' Donuts
    I go with Dunkin since they provide more of a variety! But I would never turn down a KK!
  • JohnT 2012/06/01 21:17:45
    Krispy Kreme
    Actually Independents are better than both of them. I wonder what happened to Winchell's Donuts, they were great way back in the day.
  • Cidlvj4 2012/06/01 20:55:27
    Dunkin' Donuts
    They both do the same damage so really save a couple of dollars with Dunkin. I love dough nuts but try to eat them once or twice a month. chucks!
  • harasnicole 2012/06/01 20:52:18
    Dunkin' Donuts
    I grew up on Dunkin' Donuts. As a kid, whenever my mom and I would leave the public library, we'd walk down a block or two to and get a couple maple bars (those were my favorite).
  • Merry 2012/06/01 20:45:58
    Dunkin' Donuts
    ...You say, as I enjoy my celebratory iced coffee and donut from Dunkin Donuts.

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