Donuts are so important that we have National Donut Day, which is observed the first Friday in June every year. So naturally, we need to explore what types of donuts would be the favorites of some of the most well-known literary characters, should they ever be able to set foot in a modern donut shop.
Count Dracula: Jelly Donuts
Orpheus: Greek Donuts
Wanting to opt for something a little more “classical,” Orpheus would likely want to prepare some of his own Greek donuts with honey.
Scrooge: Glazed Donuts
Something simple yet bearing the sweetness of Christmas would be the perfect donut for Scrooge, leading to his choice of glazed donut.
Frodo: Chocolate-Covered Donuts
Rather than donut shop varieties, something like an easy-to-pack chocolate-covered donut would be the pick for this hobbit during his long quest.
Winnie the Pooh: Donuts with Rainbow Sprinkles
Oh, what a happy day Winnie the Pooh has when he starts his morning with some rainbow-sprinkled donuts!
King Arthur: Maple Bar
The maple of this donut represents the sturdy, down-to-earth nature of the ruler of Camelot, with the ultra sweetness of these donuts reflects its fantasy-like atmosphere.
Dorian Gray: French Cruller
Why on earth would someone the likes of Dorian Gray settle for an ordinary donut? It is unthinkable! Only the best, most luxurious of French crullers will do!
And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Crumb Donuts
Crumb donuts are simply the best donuts to an archaeologist drawn to withering, “crumbly looking” sites.
Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”
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