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Adoughrable Donut Puns and Jokes to Tell Your Friends

Adoughrable Donut Puns and Jokes to Tell Your Friends

Adoughrable Donut Puns and Jokes to Tell Your Friends

Do-nuts aren’t just great to eat; they are also a great way to get people to laugh. There are plenty of words in the do-nut vocabulary to play around with and create a good deal of funny do-nut jokes.

Why You Need Do-nut Jokes In Your Life

 Variety: Every good jokester needs some variety in their repertoire. Sticking to one style or theme of jokes can be boring for both the jokester and audience. Add some do-nut jokes to the list and listen to the audience laugh away.

National Do-nut Day: Unlike most holidays, this one happens twice a year. Both November 5th and the first Friday of June are considered National Do-Nut Day and both are great days to celebrate. There’s no better way to celebrate National Do-Nut Day than with a dozen do-nut jokes or so.

Do-nuts are almost universal: Do-nuts are everywhere, and almost everyone knows about them so making jokes about them means cutting straight to the point without having to explain things.

Do-Nuts Puns

In the do-nut world, there are lots of words to play with for the sake of humor. Here are a few to work with.

Donut: Replace ‘do not’ with ‘do-nut’  to create hundreds of funny moments waiting to happen.

 Dough: This is a pretty fun one to work with and can work with a bunch of words that have the ‘dough’ sound in them. Here are a few examples

  • Adorable ? adoughrable
  • Avocado ? avocadough
  • Orlando  ? Orlandough
  • Taekwondo ? Taekwondough

3. Batter: Use batter instead of better in a couple of statements or use it to make a few hybrid do-nut/ baseball jokes like “How does a do-nut baseball player prep for a game? It batters up.”

4. Flour: Interchange it with floor to make a few do-nut dance floor jokes

5. Filling: This is a favorite to use in a variety of jokes. For one, it can reference dental fillings. It can also reference filling-in as in gaining weight and filling-in as in substituting one thing or person for another.

Do-Nut Jokes

Here a few examples of how to work with do-nut puns and make a few people laugh.

  •  What kind of evidence can a donut not take to trial? Anecdoughtal evidence
  • Where do Austin do-nuts go shopping? The Doughmain
  • What do do-nuts wear to weddings? Tuxedoughs
  • What is the only thing that can cure a sick do-nut? An antidought
  • What do you call a Boston crème do-nut that’s a straight A student? The cream of the crop
  • How did the strawberry do-nut feel after eating dinner? Jam-packed
  • What’s a do-nuts favorite place to explore? The Sahara dessert.

Need more inspiration for new do-nut jokes or just need a place where they will be appreciated? Visit your local Shipley Do-Nuts location, with all kinds of do-nuts and do-nut lovers; there’s no batter place for a few adoughrable jokes.

Do-nut Party Ideas for Your Next Celebration

Donut Party Ideas for Your Next Celebration

Do-nut Party Ideas for Your Next Celebration

Gone are the days when a birthday party was all about the cake. The new big thing is do-nuts! They’re everywhere, from athleisure wear to binders, and the next big stop is parties and celebrations!

There are plenty of reasons to make your next big event a donut party. For one, if you’re not a fan of cake, do-nuts are a great alternative for a birthday sweet. If you’re lactose intolerant and want something without dairy icing, icing-free do-nuts can make a party more tolerable than cake. A do-nut party is also an excellent idea for those that just want to do something different and unique.

Donut Party Ideas

Here are two instances where a do-nut party would be a great idea.

  • A morning birthday party: If you can only celebrate early in the morning, why not make it a do-nut party? Do-nuts are an excellent way to start the day and a great way to celebrate.
  • A children’s alternative at a brunch party: A brunch party isn’t the most fun experience for kids. Consider sectioning off an area for them to have a do-nut party instead.

The Food

The stars of the show are, of course, the do-nuts, but they can be paired with other great treats and drinks for an even better celebration. Consider adding other pastries like cinnamon rolls, bear claws and apple fritters, and possibly other sweets like ice cream, for more variety. To appeal to other taste buds, consider including savory treats like kolaches, pretzels or even hot dogs.

Don’t forget the drinks! Milk, fruit juices and coffee go great with do-nuts.

What You’ll Need

Do-nuts are in style, and it shows. There is no shortage of do-nut party supplies and do-nut party decorations. Visit your local party store for do-nut invitations, do-nut balloons and even do-nut piñatas and games.

There are also plenty of do-nut party favors to choose from like do-nut lollipops, stickers and rings. Don’t forget the do-nut pool floaties; they make great photo props.

What to Play

One game that is a must at all do-nut parties is a do-nut decorating contest. All that’s required is do-nuts and fun toppings. Create categories like “most colorful,” “most delicious looking” and “most likely to give me a sugar rush.” Winners, of course, can receive do-nut prizes like Shipley Do-Nuts gift cards and do-nut party favors.

There are also games like do-nut bingo where you can use mini-do-nuts, aka cheerios, as placeholders.

Do-Nut Catering

To make the party preparations easier, order your do-nuts and other pastry treats from Shipley Do-Nuts. Shipley Do-Nuts is ready to cater your next do-nut party with more than 60 varieties of do-nuts ready to be flavor tested! All you have to do is contact your local Shipley Do-Nuts shop to make an order and pick it up at the agreed upon time. It’s as simple as that!

what donut would your favorite denver player be

What Donut Would Your Favorite Denver Football Player Be?

what donut would your favorite denver player be

Ever go to a Denver do-nut shop and wonder what kind of do-nut John Elway or Terrell Davis might like? Better yet, what kind of do-nuts or pastries would they be? Shipley Do-Nuts is here not only to give you the best do-nuts in Denver but to answer tough questions like these.

Here is what kind of do-nut each of your favorite Denver football players would be.

Shannon Sharpe

Sharpe was the holistic type of football player. When it came to preparing for a game he knew it took just as much mental agility as physical, so he trained mind and body to work together to achieve greatness on the field. With him, it’s hard not to think about the classics – that’s why he would be a box of good old traditional glazed do-nuts. They’re both classics, so good they’re unforgettable. And based on his recent tweet it’s almost a sign that they’re meant to be one and the same.

John Elway

Elway deserves to be named the crown of the do-nut treat selection – he’s an oversized apple fritter. The good kind – with the flavor of fresh fruit and the soft, fluffy texture that can only be produced by the Shipley Do-Nuts recipe. The apple fritter has always been a Shipley Do-Nuts staple, just like Elway has been with the city of Denver, be it on the football field or off. Elway, like the apple fritter, is king, or rather duke. He is, after all, “The Duke of Denver.” A great man deserves to be a great treat, and there’s is no greater treat on the menu than the apple fritter.

Terrell Davis

The man is witty and smart, and no pastry says witty like a made-to-order beignet. Just saying the name itself requires intelligence. Davis’ intelligence and wit is evident. How else could he do so many great things? The 2,000-yard rushing season, the Super Bowl wins and, of course, being named the greatest Denver running back of all time, They all took intelligence and dedication, just like crafting a fresh beignet takes a level of smarts with the dough. And just like the beignet, Davis is a Hall of Famer so shine the spotlight on the beignet that is Terrell Davis.

Rod Smith

Smith is without a doubt a Big Earl Sausage & Cheese kolache. Just like this kolache is an exclusive staple at Shipley Do-Nuts, Smith remained loyal and faithful to the Denver team. Smith is also different in the same way the Big Earl is. They’re both grand. Smith has two Super Bowl wins under his belt as well as his name in the team’s Hall of Fame. He’s grand enough he doesn’t need an introduction, just like the Big Earl.

Champ Bailey

Bailey was reliable like no other football player. His first time on the field he made his first interception and kept shining, but don’t expect him to brag about it. He was a humble all-star – just like the cinnamon sugar do-nut. Not only is he a classic all-star, but he does what he sets out to do, just like the cinnamon sugar do-nut is a classic staple and can leave anyone satisfied. While it may not be the flashiest do-nut, it is a reliable one. It’s always on the menu and it’s always fresh-out-of-the-oven delicious.

Von Miller

Without a doubt Von Miller is a jelly do-nut with icing AND sprinkles. The man brings it all on the field and on the screen. Madden ’17 is proof of that – its commercial, at least. On the field, the Super Bowl 50 MVP does his job like no other and on the screen, too. He sings, dances and entertains with his colorful display of outfits. Like the jelly do-nut with icing and sprinkles, he brings a lot of good stuff to the table, all in one colorful package, but doesn’t think it’s all fun and games. Davis gets the job done just like the jelly do-nut leaves you feeling satisfied.

Jason Elam

This kicker is too good to just be a do-nut. He’d be a good ol’ bag of do-nut holes. Why? Because just like a handful of do-nut holes, Elam was small, but tasty as a player. At a mere 5-foot-11, Elam holds the title of Denver football’s leading all-time scorer with 1,786 points. If that doesn’t prove that great things do indeed come in small packages, what does? Like do-nut holes, he also has more to offer than what meets the eye. Do-nut holes are sweet but they’re also convenient, just like Elam is a football great and an author, too. It’s like Elam was meant to be a football star and do-nut star.

To celebrate football season, stop by Shipley Do-Nuts for a dozen of the newest and best do-nuts in Colorado. No matter the flavor, they’re sure to be great and make the game-day experience even better.

Shipley Do-Nuts is Coming to Colorado!

Shipley Do-Nuts expands to Colorado

Shipley Do-Nuts is spreading the sweet taste of Texas to the Centennial State, and Colorado do-nuts will never be the same.

The first store featuring Shipley’s 50 types of do-nuts and pastries is scheduled to open in Denver this year, with another 57 planned statewide in coming years. The expansion will add more than 800 jobs to the state’s economy, delighting Colorado residents, do-nut aficionado or not.

Taste the Shipley Do-Nut Difference

While there are plenty of do-nut shops in Colorado, very few, if any, offer fresh, warm, high-quality do-nuts, pastries and kolaches like Shipley Do-Nuts does. Not only has the Shipley Do-Nut recipe withstood the test of time, it has won over generations of fans and even gained admirers throughout the United States.

Originating in Houston, Texas, in 1936, Shipley Do-Nuts has now gained so much popularity it has expanded outside of Texas and has establishments throughout Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, to name a few states.

With Shipley Do-Nuts, Colorado residents also gain a new artisan experience like no other. While most bakeries and restaurants keep the food-making process behind closed doors, Shipley Do-Nuts allows its customers to see every step involved in making the sweet and artfully created treats they are about to enjoy.

Nothing is hidden from the customers because there is nothing to hide. Treats are made from the original Shipley recipes and are served fresh out of the oven. Seeing their treats being made also adds an extra sparkle to younger customer’s eyes. To children, Shipley Do-nuts isn’t just a place to enjoy sweets; it’s also a show.

A Family Tradition

Lawrence Shipley III, a third-generation member of the Shipley Do-Nut management family, currently leads Shipley Do-Nuts. Under his leadership, the company maintains the Shipley traditions that gave the brand its fame when it first opened eight decades ago. Great family recipes, warm and fresh pastries and great customer services continue as integral parts of the Shipley Do-Nuts experience.

The company intends to continue expanding across the United States with a goal of 400 stores by 2020.

For more information about Shipley Do-Nuts and its offerings in Colorado, check out the Shipley menu and store locator. You can also stay up to date on everything Shipley Do-Nuts on its Facebook and Twitter social media outlets.

Donut Festivals

Donut Festivals to Get Your Ultimate Donut Fix

Donut Festivals

If you are a donut lover, you likely go into Shipley Do-Nuts to get your fix. What you may not know is that there are several donut festivals all around the country every year, where you can celebrate your love of this delicious treat, and try different types of donuts that you may not be able to find in your local donut shop or grocery store.

Donutfest, New York

Donutfest, New York is an annual celebration for donut lovers, held in Brooklyn, New York. When you attend the festival, you will have a chance to sample all of the donuts from each participant. Since you will get ¼ of a donut to sample, you should take your time. Everyone knows that donuts go great with coffee, therefore, coffee will be served at the festival as well.

If you find a donut that you really love, you can purchase that flavor from the vendor of your choice to enjoy at home. The best part of this festival is the judging. Each person attending Donutfest will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite donut.

Donutfest, Chicago

Donutfest, Chicago is very similar to Donutfest, New York, as it has the same concept. You can sample a variety of donuts, enjoy a cup of coffee, and purchase donuts from your favorite vendors. This festival offers a VIP package, which includes the following:
• Early entry to the event, where there will be no crowd
• Tickets to taste donuts from each session
• Three coffee tickets
• Limited edition Donutfest mug
• A goodie bag to take home

Los Angeles Donut Festival

This annual festival draws crowds from all over California as well as from around the country. You can sample many types of donuts, while you wash them down with a good cup of coffee. At the end of the day, you can vote for the “Best Donut in Los Angeles: People’s Choice” award while enjoying a delicious donut burger.

If you want to meet some professional eaters, you may have the chance at this event, as they will be judging the donuts to determine who will earn the title of Best Gourmet Donut in Los Angeles. Also, DoorDash is sponsoring a contest where you have the chance to win free donuts for a year.

The vendors who attend the annual festival, include:
• Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
• Dunkin Donuts
• Kona Essence Groundwork Coffee Tea Community
• Churro Stix Spanish Donuts
• Primo’s Donuts
• Colorado Donuts Eagle Rock California
• Kettle Glazed Great Doughnuts
• Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

The Miami Doughnut Festival

If you are going to be in the South Florida area, you should visit the Miami Doughnut Festival. It is located in Wynwood yard, and the festival offers doughnuts, coffee, and drinks.

You can expect to see samples from doughnut shops around Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties Some of the vendors who will be attending the event, include:
• Beaker & Gray
• Bunnie Cakes
• Donut Divas
• Concrete Beach Brewery
• Elephantea
• Neuro Drinks
• Voss
• Dunkin Donuts

After tasting everything that the festival has to offer, you can purchase your favorite to take home.

If you love doughnuts and want to spend a day celebrating your love of doughnuts, you should consider attending an annual donut festival. A donut festival gives donut lovers a chance to enjoy their favorite tasty treat while trying some new flavors, too.

Crazy Donuts

Donuts You Didn’t Know Existed, But Are Delicious!

Crazy Donuts

At Shipley Do-Nuts, we offer a wide variety of delicious donuts. However, while our ideas are creative, there are some other strange donuts from all over the world that may cause you to scratch your head. But don’t worry; they’re actually delicious!

Here at Shipley Do-Nuts, we are proud of all our varied donuts on our menu. We are a donut shop that offers many different types of donuts and kolaches to enjoy. And yet, many different donuts from around the world are creative – wild even. Bakers all over the globe have tried crazy combinations to make donuts you may not know exist delicious taste sensations you have yet to experience.

Donuts Paired with Meat

Many blogs out there have compiled lists of some of the craziest donuts. One of the most outlandish donut flavors we’ve seen are those paired with meat. This craze started with the bacon donut. The combination of the savory bacon and a maple or chocolate glaze has proved to be an unexpectedly great combination.

The meat with donut combo has grown from there. Recently, a recipe for a maple Spam donut has surfaced. Very similar to the bacon donut, this treat mixes sweet with salty, light with crunchy. Another donut shop has created a chicken and waffle donut. This treat – normally a southern dinner delectable – has been turned into a donut, and people are pleased.

Donuts from All Over the World

These strange donut creations are not just happening in America. There are crazy donut- makers all over the world. In Singapore, a Dunkin Donuts shop has created a Wasabi Cheese donut. We can only imagine how that one tastes! In India, there is a donut called the Southern Spice Donut. This pastry is made with various southern spices, and then topped with green chilis and thyme. Who said donuts always have to be sweet?

Donut Sandwiches

Finally, we’ve got donuts people make into sandwiches! Television shows and blogs are catching onto this new trend and actually like it. Imagine your favorite hamburger with the toppings you enjoy the most. Now, eliminate the bun, and replace it with a sweet glazed donut cut right through the middle. It may sound strange, but donut burgers actually create an interesting and tasty combination of sweet and savory.

If you prefer a completely sweet sandwich, there’s something for you, too. People are now eating donut ice cream sandwiches. Just like the burger, a donut is cut in half, but this time, your favorite ice cream flavor is slapped in the middle. Delicious!

Check Your Favorite Donut Shop’s Variety of Donut Flavors

Here at Shipley Do-Nuts, we want to brighten your day by offering the best, most delicious donut flavors. Read about the kinds of donuts we make daily, and then stop by one of our many locations to start snacking right now!

Shipley Donuts Variety

How to Take the Most Instagram-able Pics of your Donuts

Shipley Donuts Box

So, you just bought your box of a dozen donuts from Shipley Do-Nuts. Before you eat them, you MUST post some pictures of these beautiful pastries to make your friends jelly… Get it? Read below for some quick tips on making the best of these photogenic treats.

Donuts: one of the most delicious treats you can enjoy, not only for breakfast, but as a snack or dessert, too. But what’s the point of eating a delicious treat like a Shipley Do-Nut if your friends and family aren’t there to see it? Fret not, donut-lovers: Below are the best tips you can use to share your delectable pastry with the whole internet!

Before you eat, snap some photos of your donuts from your local donut shop, and post the beauties on Instagram.

Step One: Buy a Variety of Donuts

Shipley Donuts Variety

When you visit our donut shop and see our donut shop menu, you are sure to be overwhelmed by all your options to choose from. At Shipley Do-Nuts, we have all that you need to sate your donut craving. Grab a variable dozen so that you can get the best of all worlds.

Our yeast donuts are the most popular kind; they can be topped with a traditional glaze, sprinkles, flavored icing (like chocolate!), nuts, sugar, cinnamon, or coconuts. Then, we have filled donuts. Try apple or cherry fillings. And, if you still don’t have enough variety, try our cake donuts which have a different texture but can be topped with the same awesome stuff as our yeast donuts. Crafting your dozen with various donuts gives you the best options for a creative Instagram picture.

Step Two: Find the Best Angle

Shipley Donuts Angle Shot

The best photographers know all the secrets of finding the best angles from which to take pictures of their subject. You must channel your inner photography guru to capture the beauty that is a Shipley Do-Nut. Start by placing your favorite donut on a clean plate or napkin, or you could take a picture of all of your donuts still in the box. Add props to your photo, like a nice cup of coffee to add more interest.

Take the picture from the donut’s good side. For instance, if the donut has sprinkles, try to make that the photo’s main focus. If you want to capture more than one donut, stack them creatively in a glorious donut mountain!

Step Three: Take Multiple Shots

You’re not going to get the perfect shot on the first try, and that’s okay. Practice taking multiple shots of your donuts. Open your windows and use natural light to highlight the best parts of your donut. It’s all about experimentation. You may take the best picture after trying an angle that seemed strange at first. Just have fun with it!

Step Four: Find the Right Filter and Caption

Shipley Donuts Filter

Use the best filter for your photo. This step is all about your personal preference and what you like the best. However, if you are including a donut with colorful sprinkles in your picture, you may want to avoid the black and white filter. Sprinkles beg to show off their colors! Then, add a quirky caption to your post. Try something like this: “Here’s my breakfast. What did you eat? #BreakfastOfChampions.” Add the hashtag #ShipleyDonuts so we can share the goodness, too!

Step Five: Post at Primetime

Post when there are the most people online. This is usually around 5 p.m. You want your photo to be seen and liked, or else you would just keep the moment to yourself. You want this beautiful (and scrumptious) photo to make your friends jelly… like the donut… you get it! If you’re still at a loss with your photos, check out our Instagram page for some inspiration.

Visit your Local Donut Shop to Pick up Your Dozen Today!

Local Shipley Donuts

At Shipley Do-Nuts, we pride ourselves in making the most delicious donuts for your enjoyment. We’ve got plenty of locations with all your favorite flavors. Visit us online, or stop by our nearest donut shop today in order to start the process of photographing – and, more importantly eating! – your favorite donuts.

Shipley Donuts

When Should You Bring Donuts? Always!

Who doesn’t love donuts? While they have been all the rage and a rising trend for the last
few years, Shipley Do-Nuts has been serving these sweet treats and more to customers since 1936. With over 60 varieties, there is no shortage of options to choose from. Whether it’s a special event or an average workday, Do-Nuts add excitement and sweetness to any occasion!

WorkA dozen Shipley Donuts

Work meetings and projects can be time consuming and tedious. Sweeten the deal with a delightful indulgence. A box of Shipley Do-Nuts on the table in the conference room is sure to make meetings more bearable, and maybe even fun! The first and last workdays of the week can also be a drag. Brighten a Monday morning and start the week off on a positive note with some Do-Nuts, or celebrate the end of it by enjoying them on Fridays at work.

Community Events

Spend the morning and enjoy good times with friends and neighbors over a cup of coffee and Shipley Do-Nuts. Neighborhood yard sales and fundraising events such as car washes are great places to build community. Say a sweet thank you to the people who are giving their time and services by offering them our popular tasty treats.

Kids’ Sporting Events

Knock it out of the park and bring Do-Nuts to children’s sports games. Moms and dads will jump for joy not only for their children’s touchdowns and home runs, but the goodies being passed around at their kids’ games. The children will also be thrilled to munch on them after the game (if there are any left!).

Shiply DonutsParties

Make a creative contribution to any party or event and bring Do-Nuts for dessert! The
ultimate finger food, they are an inspired departure from the usual cakes, pies and cookies commonly found on the dessert table. Perfect for holiday gatherings, they can also be made to match or complement the theme of any party.

A classic American treat, Shipley Do-Nuts never go out of style. Bring these delectable delights to a gathering, meeting or everyday occasion and watch the faces of those who eat them light up as they savor the sheer joy of the incredible explosion of flavor in the first bite. The warm, gooey taste of that first bite is a bit of heaven on earth. Sharing them – whether it’s with friends, neighbors or co-workers – makes life a little bit more delicious. If a dozen isn’t enough, Shipley Do-Nuts offers catering service for parties, corporate/business events and special events in and around the Greater Houston area.

What is a Kolache?

As anyone who has tasted Czech food can attest, the Czechs are clearly onto something. The kolache is a delicious Czech concoction that Texans, in particular, have embraced and with good reason. For the uninitiated, the kolache is a savory pastry and it wants to be eaten!

Delicious Lineage

Hailing from the Eastern European nation of Czechoslovakia (now known as the Czech Republic), the pillowy pastry originated as a semi-sweet or savory dessert served at weddings and dates as far back as the 1700s. In a nod to their shape, the dessert name is derived from the Old Slavic language word “kolo” meaning circle or wheel. Designed to be fluffy enough to hold a dollop of fruit or other filling, the pastry is as light as it is flavorful. They evolved from a wedding delight into a snack to be enjoyed anytime.

Kolache Pastries from Shipley's Do-Nuts

Lone Star Migration

Like so many great things in America, the kolache came to Texas with settlers from Europe around the mid-1800s. They made central and south-central Texas their new home, settling into the foothills and prairies of the region. At that time, more than 200 different Czech communities were established, and with them, the kolache-traditions remained strong.

Even today, the Czech contingent in the area continues to be vibrant, affectionately referred to as the Czech Belt. Whether the pastry became so popular in Texas because of its on-the-go versatility or simply because it reminded Europeans of home, the kolaches foothold throughout Texas is clear.

Kolache Makeup and Composition

Although decades and regions have transformed the humble kolache, its DNA has never changed – yeasted dough made from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Originally, the pastry was traditionally filled with items native to the Czech region such as:

  • Dried fruits like prune and apricot
  • Farmer’s cheeses
  • Poppy seeds
  • Nuts

Endless Varieties

With bakeries and even gas stations now serving kolaches, a wide variety of fillings has emerged. Even the pastry itself can vary from light and fluffy to more pocket-like breads or buns. All over Texas, the pastry varieties include:

  • Square, biscuit-style stuffed with sausage
  • Savory pillows with Cajun sausage and rice
  • Sausage and sauerkraut topped with jalapeno-cheese
  • Chicken enchilada and Phillycheesesteak-style
  • Traditional poppy-seed
  • Nutellaand banana, eclaire-style
  • Grilled chicken and provolone cheese
  • Country style sausage with egg and cheese
  • and more!

To help with the ordering process, the widely accepted pronunciation is ko-LAH-chee, although it can vary by region. At Shipley Do-Nuts, this pronunciation will always work to get our wildly popular sausage and cheese kolache or snack-sized poppers. With locations all over Texas and the South, stop in to try a kolache today!

kolache pastry and donut