Showing posts with label donuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label donuts. Show all posts

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Ballad of the Jelly Donut

Yet again I have missed my chance at a Jelly donut. This is the third week in a row. To give a little background: my job gets a bunch of donuts and a bunch of breakfast tacos every Friday morning for the studio. Breakfast tacos (while tasty) are an oxymoron for reasons I won't get into at the moment and when given the option to grab something sweet I'm going to go for it. I like jelly donuts for reasons that I will get into later, but they always seem to be the first to go and for the past three weeks the only filled donuts left have been creme or what appears to be some kind of lemon concoction. I am left with no choice but to grab a regular frosted or sprinkle donut instead.

I know I shouldn't complain about free donuts, but when your world has involved free donuts one day a week for years, you start to feel a certain privilege. I think I understand the reason why the jelly donuts disappear quicker than the other though and it's probably the same reason that I'm drawn to them. There are several factors at work that make a jelly donut more appealing than a regular frosted or sprinkle donut. First off, there's no hole in it. Yeah, I know. Donuts have holes. No big surprise there, but when you compare a jelly donut to a regular donut, it's hard not to feel like you're getting ripped off with the regular donut. Secondly, the jelly donut is filled with jelly. My regular donut is just filled with ... more donut. I mean sure it's still delicious, but when given the choice between added jelly and no added jelly I'm going to choose jelly every time. Finally, a jelly donut is just more donut. Yes this is a recap of point one and two in a way, but when you have mentally prepared yourself and your diet to allow for just one donut you want that donut to be all that it can be. The jelly donut is like cheating. It still counts as a donut, but you're getting much more out of the deal.

Anyway, I'll enjoy my chocolate frosted donut just fine while pining away for jelly instead. Maybe someday I'll arrive early enough to catch the donuts as they arrive or maybe my other favorite, the coffee roll, will show up. Mmmm ... coffee roll. Don't even get me started. It's a donut and it describes the golden section, the mystical and mathematical significance cannot be denied.