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Fun food facts to pick up your day!

By Megan 20 Jul 2018

For all you foodies out there, have you heard these facts before?!

  • Made with mashed potatoes or potato starch, potato doughnuts were once so popular they had their own fast food chain: Spudnuts. The chain was founded by two brothers – an appliance salesman and drug store clerk in the 1940s. They were the first fast food doughnut chain to open in Los Angeles

  • Timbits is the name of a bite-sized fried-dough confectionery sold at the Canadian-based franchise, Tim Hortons. They were introduced in 1976 and are often confused as the centre part or the missing bit of a doughnutThe tradition of US cops enjoying doughnuts on duty may seem just like a longstanding TV and film trope, but during the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 the only places in the area not locked down were several Dunkin’ Donuts outlets that remained open to serve police

  • Donuts save lives… It’s true. During WW1, the Salvation Army 'Doughnut Girls' fed hungry and homesick American soldiers the delicious fried treat in the  French trenches to cheer them up and remind them of home

  • Chefs in the U.S. have come up with some absured donut creations, including the taco doughnut, grilled cheese doughnut, foie gras doughnut, pork and seaweed doughnut, doughnut burger and many more

  • There are 13 people named Donut in America making it the 245,396th most popular name in the United States!

  • The tradition of US cops enjoying doughnuts on duty may seem just like a longstanding TV and film trope, but during the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 the only places in the area not locked down were several Dunkin’ Donuts outlets that remained open to serve police
  • To go from a size 6 to a size 14 in just 3 months to portray Bridget Jones, Renee Zellweger said she ate 20 doughnuts a day

Megan is part of the QMU Browzer Team
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