Fun Facts About Donuts
Although controversial, who traditionally is known for importing doughnuts to America, around 1847?
Dutch settlers. The donut (or “doughnut”) is a deep-fried piece of dough or batter. It comes from the Dutch origin of olykoeck or “oily cake”. The two most common types of donuts are the flattened sphere (you know…the ones that are injected with jelly or custard) and the ring donut.
Which company is the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain?
Dunkin’ Donuts. Internationally, Dunkin’ Donuts has over 1700 locations in 29 countries and over 6,000 stores in 30 countries world-wide! In the U.S. there are over 4,400 locations across 36 states.
Which company, founded in 1937 proudly boasts the slogan, “Hot Original Glazed”?
Krispy Kreme. Krispy Kreme is probably best known for their fresh, hot, glazed, yeast-raised doughnuts. The company’s “Hot Doughnuts Now” flashing sign is an integral part of the brand’s appeal and fame.
Which Entenmann’s doughnut is the company’s top seller in 2005?
Rich Frosted Chocolate Dipped. Introduced in 1972, the Rich Frosted Chocolate Dipped doughnut has become a favorite among consumers. More than 168 million pounds of chocolate has been used to produce the doughnuts. Image how many swimming pools you could fill with that amount of chocolate!
Which is NOT one of Dunkin’ Donuts top selling donuts as of 2005?
Coconut Crunch. Jelly-filled and Chocolate frosted also rank as their top sellers. Coconut Crunch, although not a number one seller, still remains one of the over 52 varieties of donuts the chain produces on a yearly basis.
Which chain produced the world’s largest edible doughnut in 1998?
Winchell’s House of Donuts. You may also know Winchell’s by its other name, “Home of the Fresh ‘n Warm Donut” The store located in Pasadena, CA, created a gigantic version of their apple fritter doughnut. It weighed 5000 pounds and stood 95 feet in diameter!
What is the name given to the popular Polish doughnut, which is now being marketed in many U.S. grocery stores today?
Paczki. The others are also types of doughnuts from other regions around the world. The popular deep-fried Paczki’s are usually filled with jams such as raspberry, strawberry, lemon ,and prune. They are pronounced (poonch-key) and have deep roots in Polish heritage and history.
According to an article published by Restaurant.org in 2002, what is the estimated number of doughnuts that Americans consume annually?
10 billion. It really is too big of a number when you consider that as of 1997, there were 6,792 doughnut shops in the U.S. alone. In 2005, one can only imagine that the number of doughnut shops has increased dramatically. Unfortunately, 1997 was the last year that all overall statistics and data is available on this subject (or at least that I can find!).
According to a 2004 report by USA Today, doughnut sales increased 9% in 2003. According to the same article, how much is the U.S. doughnut industry worth?
$3.6 billion. USA Today also reports that the three fastest-growing chains in the U.S. are (in order) Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, and Tim Horton’s.
Nationally, what is Randy’s Donuts best known for?
Big Donut Drive-In. Randy’s Donuts is a landmark in Inglewood, CA. The 22 foot diameter donut on top of the building was built in 1952. The giant donut has been featured in many TV shows as well as many popular movies, such as “Mars Attacks” and “Coming to America”.
Fun Facts About St. Lucia
- St Lucia is the second largest of the Windward Islands located in the eastern Caribbean Sea.
- On February 22, 1979, St Lucia gained independence from Great Britain
- The island was created because of volcanic activity and is 43 km (27 miles) long and 23 km (14 miles) wide.
- In recent years, St. Lucia has mainly been engaged in the export of bananas, clothing, vegetables, cacao and coconuts. In the past, St. Lucia’s biggest cultivation was of sugarcane, which was replaced by the cultivation of banana during the mid 1960s.
- St. Lucia is situated in the Caribbean Sea, as part of the Lesser Antilles, with its total area covering 616sq km.
- The closest islands neighboring St Lucia are St Vincent to the south, and Martinique, to the north.
- The year-round temperature in St Lucia remains in the average range of about 27ºC (80ºF).
- Castries, the capital city of St Lucia, is actually located in a flood gut region. Interestingly, Castries has been built on a reclaimed land mass.
- St. Lucia, divided into 11 quarters, is estimated to have a population of almost 170,000.
- The East Caribbean dollar (EC$) is the national currency of St. Lucia.
- The recorded literacy rate of St Lucia shows about 67 percent of the population to be literate.
- The average life expectancy of the people of St. Lucia is around 72 years.
- Jacquot, or the St. Lucia Parrot, is a bird native only to these islands. It is the national bird of St. Lucia, and its scientific name is Amazona Versicolor.
- St. Lucia was known as the Island of the Iguanas by the Amerindian Arawak and Carib people who are known to have been among the earliest settlers here.
- At 950 m (3,117ft), Mount Gimie is the highest point on this island nation of St. Lucia.
- Both France and England continuously struggled to establish sole control over St Lucia throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. In the bargain, this island nation changed hands nearly 14 times.
- Around the year 1600, the Dutch were the first to built Vieux Fort (or the old fort).
- In 1746, the town of Soufriere was built, under French administration.
- In 1814, St Lucia was surrendered to the United Kingdom, and came under British rule.
- On 1st March, 1967, the island nation of St Lucia became self-governing in internal affairs.
- “The Land, The People, The Light” was coined as the national motto of St. Lucia when it obtained total independence from England on 22nd February, 1979.
- “Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia” is the national anthem of St Lucia. Penned by Charles Jesse, it has been set to music by Leton Felix Thomas.
- St Lucia continues to be a current member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The Honourable Stephenson King, born in Castries, is the current Prime Minister of Saint Lucia.
- Sir Arthur Lewis, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1979, was born in St Lucia in 1915.
- Derek Walcott, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, was born in Castries in 1930.
- The Pitons – Gros Piton and Petit Piton – are twin volcanic peaks that rise from the sea. These marvelous volcanic monuments have contributed in a big way to making St Lucia very famous.
- In 2004, the Pitons Management Area containing much of a collapsed stratovolcano known as the Soufriere Volcanic Centre, became a World Heritage Site.
- Sadly, hurricane Lenny left a lot of damage in its wake when it hit St Lucia in November 1999. The loss was estimated at around seventeen thousand East Caribbean dollars.
- The rules for driving in St Lucia officially state that roads should be approached from the left hand side.
- The Voice, The Star, The St Lucia Mirror, The Crusader and One Caribbean are some of the main newspapers of St Lucia.
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