Spudnuts vs Krispy KremeI see these people going into ecstacy over Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and I wonder what they use for tastebuds. I have tried Krispy Kremes several times, and cannot see what all the hoopla is about. They are a decent doughnut, but hardly worthy of the adulation I see heaped on them.
When I was a kid, in Indianapolis, IN in the early 50's, there was a Spudnuts shop in downtown Indy that had doughnuts that put all others to shame. Spudnuts were made with potato flour, and were light, fluffy and delicious. They were addictive, and like Lay's claims about their chips, you couldn't just eat one Spudnut. You ever taste a Spudnut, and you will throw rocks at KK's, Winchell's and Dunkin's, believe me. In addition, I believe ( no empiric evidence) that Spudnuts were far more healthy than any other variety.
I saw where someone on the net claimed the Spudnuts chain was founded in 1963 in Salt Lake City, Utah, but I have to disagree with that, as I remember eating Spudnuts at age seven, and am now 60. Unfortunately, the Spudnuts shop in Indianapolis became the Knife and Fork Restaurant before I went to high school, and I graduated in 1965, so I know the 1963 claim is spurious.
They have several recipes if you do a Google search for Spudnuts, so you have a chance to experience the best doughnuts ever invented.