It’s the middle of the week, so I thought I would share a little pick me up. Take all of your troubles and the challenges of life and lay them aside for just a few moments. Now think about riding down the road on a cool night and out of the corner of your eye you see something orange, almost like a fire, but better. It’s the “Hot Now” sign at Krispy Kreme.
You pull in and get a dozen of the hot, soft, moist pieces of heaven and head back out to your car to open the box and observe one of the most beautiful sights known to man – glazed perfection in a never-ending circle of sweetness.
Your mouth waters and before you know what you are doing, your hand has reached in grabbed and delivered a sensation that lasts only a few seconds, but that can be repeated at least three or four more times, before the guilt kicks in.
Who knew that soft, light and fluffy could be so good? Vernon Rudolph did in July of 1937, when he rented a building in what is not historic old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC and began cooking the doughnuts using a secret yeast raised doughnut recipe that he purchased from a New Orleans French chef. He cut a window in the side of the building and sold directly to the folks, who could smell what he was cooking.
Now don’t you feel better? The only thing that could possibly make you feel any better in this moment is to actually be enjoying a “hot now Krispy Kreme doughnut”. If just reading about it and looking at these pictures of the old Krispy Kreme doughnut sign that I took one day in Spartanburg, SC doesn’t do it, then I have two words for ya: ROAD TRIP!