I'm from Winston-Salem, North Carolina - home of Krispy Kreme Donuts.
My husband is from Boston, Massachusetts - home of Dunkin' Donuts. (Well, technically Canton, MA is home of Dunkin' Donuts but that's splitting hairs considering how small Massachusetts is.)
My husband has often tried to engage me in a battle of Who Has the Best Donuts - Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts. But I never play along because I think all donuts are pretty tasty so really, what does it matter? Plus, I don't like to play games. Just ask the kids.
Donut competitions aside, I always concede to my husband on one point - Dunkin' Donuts has THE BEST COFFEE and not just better than Krispy Kreme's, better than anyone's.
It is rich and robust (robust? No, Juan Valdez did not hijack this computer) without the burnt taste of Starbucks and certainly without all the teenagers that think they are so cool sitting around drinking their expensive burnt coffee, texting, and snickering at the old lady in the corner who cringes every time she takes a sip of her latte...
And why do I bring all of this up today? On a rainy and cool Wednesday afternoon?
Because on Wednesdays after school, I take the kids to their Faith Formation class at church. Last year, I would pass the hour and 15 minutes at the nearby Starbucks, nursing an overpriced latte and questioning what I was even doing there. Yet, week after week, I continued to go.
But not this year. No! This year, a Dunkin' Donuts has opened near the church! So now I can spend a mere $1.15 and enjoy a deliciously smooth cup of coffee while reading a book. And the best part - I have yet to encounter one texting teenager in this Dunkin' Donuts.
Guess they haven't heard that America Runs on Dunkin'.