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Phil and I have tasted a lot of nasty things, but I’m not sure about this! French’s Mustard has created a mustard donut and we don’t know why!

This Saturday is ‘National Mustard Day’ so French’s teamed up with Dough Doughnuts to create a limited-edition French’s Mustard Donut. According to Yahoo, the donut is described as ‘a classic glazed doughnut with a vibrant sweet and savory yellow mustard coating, topped with a yellow mustard cake crumble.’ Mustard and cake in the same sentence just seems wrong to me!

The tangy yellow mustard is supposed to compliment the sweet donut. Luckily, the donuts will only be available this weekend in New York. If you happen to be traveling to New York this weekend, French’s will be transforming all six locations of Dough Doughnuts into a yellow paradise! There will be bright yellow furnishings with yellow pop art and swag. And you can get one of the interesting donuts for free while supplies last.

If you have to taste this unique and odd combo, you can order the French’s Mustard Donut online. This specialty donut will only be available for online ordering this Saturday, August 6. I’m sure they’ll sell out quickly, so if you’re intrigued, you should wake up early Saturday to order yours. The free two-donut boxes will be offered for nationwide shipping starting at 9 a.m. Saturday here.

My dogs wake me up early, so I’ll have to see if I can order some for Phil and me. I don’t want to taste it, but I feel like we may have to! If you’re really interested in trying this mix, French’s is providing the recipe so you can make the mustard donuts at home.


Deep-Fried Facts About Doughnuts (Or Is It Donut?)

The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day. But that’s not the only National Doughnut Day. Confused? Here are some deep-fried facts about doughnuts that will hopefully clear things up for you. Let’s start with the spelling.

  • Doughnut or Donut?

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary Names 'They' Word Of The Year

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    • “Doughnut” is actually proper, but “donut” is acceptable. If you look in older dictionaries, you’ll only find “doughnut.” However, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary now lists “donut” as a variant of “doughnut.”

  • Doughnuts Through History

    Salvation Army doughnut ladies

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    • Hanson Gregory, an American, claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847 aboard a lime-trading ship when he was 16 years old.
    • The Salvation Army Doughnut Lassies made and delivered doughnuts to soldiers on the front lines of World War I. Up to 9,000 doughnuts were served to the troops daily.
    • In 1920, Russian-born Adolph Levitt created the first doughnut-making machine in New York City.

  • National Doughnut Day

    Chicago 1935

    Chicago, circa 1935 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    • The first Friday in June and November 5th are National Doughnut Day.
    • National Doughnut Day was officially established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression.

  • U.S. vs. Canada

    Dunkin' Donuts sign

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    • The U.S. doughnut industry is worth 3.6-billion dollars.
    • America produces more than 10-billion doughnuts every year.
    • Boston, Massachusetts has the most doughnut shops per capita in the U.S. and is home to Dunkin’ Donuts.
    • However, Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than any other country. Tim Hortons is the preferred brand up there.

  • Giant Jelly

    Randy's Donuts

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    • The largest doughnut ever made was an American-style jelly doughnut weighing 1.7-tons, which was 16-feet in diameter and 16-inches high in the center.

  • Haight Loves Doughnuts

    Glazed Donuts

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    • The Guinness World Record for doughnut eating is held by John Haight, who scarfed down 29 doughnuts in just over six minutes.

  • Calories, Schmalories

    Frying doughnuts

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    • There are roughly 200 calories in the average doughnut. But who wants an average doughnut?
    • In the old days, doughnuts were fried in lard. These days, most doughnuts are fried in healthier oils.

  • Say My Name

    Boy eating doughnut

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    • According to the Salvation Army, thirteen people in the United States are actually named ‘Donut.’ If I were one of them, I would have my last name legally changed to ‘Shop.’