Many quote The Optimist’s Creed as “As you go through life make this your goal: Watch the doughnut, not the hole.” Inspiring words, what is more, it’s a beautiful quote about a favorite snack of mine…DONUTS!
Who said such unique wisdom, this was on my mind, oh and donuts…yes, donuts were on my mind. The fact is that on the KETO diet I gave up donuts a year ago… And from time to time cheat and pig out on a few half dozen. So to keep my mind off the craving, I thought I would do some exersise…no, silly, not real exercise. I’m talking about exercising my mind by researching DONUTS.
Summarized Version, Per Chato Stewart, as I know Donuts – My history
Doughnut (British) or Donut (American) is all the same yummy goodness that is so bad for me… Contributing to many pounds of fat to my 405 lbs (now 326). But learning about the history will help in so ways…
The Donut was brought to us by the Dutch in 1803. They were more of a fritter style. Then in 1840 a 16-year-old claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut. “The first doughnut machine did not come along until 1920, in New York City, when Adolph Levitt, an enterprising refugee from czarist Russia, began selling fried doughnuts from his bakery. ²”
The donut machine is part of the Worlds Fair in Chicago. They printed up this quote to promote donuts–it’s called:
The Optimist’s Creed or Donut Philosophy
“As you ramble on through life, brother, Whatever be your goal, Keep your eye upon the doughnut, And not upon the hole.”
Not long before donuts were all the rage… You had five different types of doughnut shops traditionally offered. In 1950, Bill Rosenberg, launched Dunkin‘ Donuts³ in Quincy, Massachusetts…With Fifty-Five donuts by 1963 has 100 shops opened and 1979 they open their 1,000th U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts.
In 1982, Michael Vale AKA Fred the Baker forever changes the world with DD’s catchphrase “time to make the donuts.” He will go on to make 100 or more commercials for Dunkin‘ Donuts. I’m sure I’ve seen everyone a bazillion times. Good ‘ol Fred died from complications with diabetes 83 years old.¹ That was sad. I felt connected to him…he made me buy so many fresh donuts.
Also around 1950 getting into the donut game was Vernon Rudolph, the founder of Krispy Kreme. I did not try my first Krispy Kreme until I moved to Florida. Living in Boston with a Dunkin‘ Donuts shop every mile or so, you really did get indoctrinated as to where go for donuts.
Every now and again we might try Famous Donut shops like Kane’s Donuts, Mikes Donuts on 99, or Union Square Donuts. But for everyday break coffee and donut – it was always D&D’s.
No, I don’t eat donuts -try not to eat donuts – anymore what can I do. The KETO diet is about low-carbs and for me it a lifestyle to curb my Diabetes. I want to lose weight with it, but there are faster ways to lose weight but it’s not healthy for me. I normally can’t stick to it more than two weeks before I totally give up. The KETO is the one lifestyle change that is helping me. I’m not always losing weight and when I get depressed I have cheat days, weeks, and months.
I was happy to find while doing my research that there are tofu donuts. I’m not sure if they are KETO, however, hey it’s a start.
To summarize I say: Keep your eye upon the doughnut, And not upon the hole.
Originally Posted at Chato Stewart’s Mental Health Humor at Psych Central: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor
Stewart, Chato. (2018). Tactless People. Psych Central. Retrieved on Aug 28, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2018/08/history-of-donuts/
¹ Jennifer Wood (June 7, 2013) 12 Facts About the “Time to Make the Donuts” Guy. MentalFloss Retrieved on Aug 29, 2018, from http://mentalfloss.com/article/50968/13-things-you-might-not-know-about-dunkin%E2%80%99-donuts%E2%80%99-%E2%80%9Ctime-make-donuts%E2%80%9D-guy
² David A. Taylor (March 1998) The History of the Doughnut. Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved on Aug 29, 2018, from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-history-of-the-doughnut-150405177/
³ Bill Rosenberg Dunk’n Donuts Founder https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Rosenberg
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