Literary Donuts (in Theory)

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


With that flowing red jelly goo, raspberry-filled jelly donuts would be at the top of Count Dracula’s donut list.

Orpheus: Greek Donuts

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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

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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

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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

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Oh, what a happy day Winnie the Pooh has when he starts his morning with some rainbow-sprinkled donuts!

King Arthur: Maple Bar

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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

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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!

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Crumb Donuts

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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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Literary Hot Beverages (in Theory)

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We know Scrooge was no fan of using heat, so what would he drink to warm up? Coffee or tea? Or perhaps hot chocolate? What would be the favorite hot drinks of some favorite fictional characters if they lived today (or maybe even in their own time and place)?

If relaxing in cooler weather or needing a pick-me-up, here are the picks for seven beloved literary characters.

Count Dracula: Very Strong Red Rooibos Tea

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Count Dracula obviously would require some type of red drink for his chosen hot beverage to at least remind him of his favorite liquid.

Orpheus: Hot Chocolate

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The choice of Orpheus would have to be something sweet to remind him of Eurydice.

Scrooge: Black Coffee

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Nothing fancy for Scrooge—just regular black coffee. After all, who needs to spend money on cream and sugar? And none of that fancy cafe or coffee shop stuff, either…bah, humbug!

Frodo: Apple Cider

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Apple cider just reminds this favorite hobbit of the Shire, taking a walk in the woods and of simpler times in Hobbiton.

Winnie the Pooh: Tea with Honey

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Any mild or herbal tea with honey is likely to be served at a tea party with Winnie the Pooh.

King Arthur: English Breakfast Tea

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A good and robust English breakfast tea is perfect for the ruler of Camelot.

Dorian Gray: Espresso

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A strong espresso is the hot beverage of choice for Dorian Gray—and unlike Scrooge, Dorian’s tastes are geared more toward fine coffees found only in the most exquisite coffee establishments.

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Green Tea and Green Matcha

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Being an archaeologist, Anna enjoys green teas, which are available in many areas she would travel during an expedition.

Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”

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Literary Ice Cream (in Theory)

The last literary food post explored chocolate that might be the favorites of some of the most beloved fictional characters if they lived in this day and age. Since “we all scream for ice cream,” though (as the saying goes), how could we not look at ice cream that might make our favorite characters break out in cheers?

So if the following seven characters were hanging out in summer, what might their favorite ice cream be? Here are some possible picks.

Count Dracula: Any Ice Cream with Dripping Cherry Sauce

For Dracula, it probably wouldn’t be so much about the ice cream but about the toppings for it. Anything featuring some drippy cherry or strawberry topping looking like his favorite liquid would appease him.

 

Orpheus: German Chocolate Ice Cream

Most likely, a tried-and-true European ice cream (or at least one that sounded European) would be perfect for this ancient hero.

 

Scrooge: Vanilla Sundae Cups

Being the miser that he is, Scrooge would be drawn to vanilla sundae cups you could buy at the store for 10 for $1.

 

Frodo: Mushroom Ice Cream

This certainly isn’t a common flavor, but it does exist. And any time Frodo could get ahold of mushroom ice cream, of course that would be the first choice.

 

Winnie the Pooh: Honey Ice Cream

Pretty self-explanatory.

 

King Arthur: Praline Ice Cream

This sweet, almost candy-like flavor would surely remind King Arthur of his fanciful Camelot.

 

Dorian Gray: Gelato

How dare anyone suggest Dorian Gray would partake of regular ice cream! Only the finest gelato would do for this lover of decadence.

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Vanilla Soft Serve

Vanilla soft serve just has that nostalgic quality that any good archaeologist would appreciate.

*Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”

 

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