If you had told me a few years ago that donuts and beaches go together I would have given you one of those “are you kidding?” looks. I have come a long way since those doubting days and today you get to be part of the wonderful truth that yes indeed -donuts and beaches go together perfectly.
I am not sure when it became a thing but it is definitely a thing. Years ago Chris and I went to Britt’s Donuts in Carolina Beach. I remember it as being a memorable experience. Aaron was with us and told us about them and so of course we had to make a trip. They are famous for their glazed donuts and they were hot and fresh and yummy.
Now I like donuts as much as the next gal but I don’t think I am a fanatic at all. It is not something that I normally seek out but I think after my last trip to the beach it will be something that I look for on any upcoming beach trip.
Our stay in the Outer Banks was just what we needed. It is the first time in forever that I can remember that Chris did not work. He made a point to not make phones calls or answer emails or do work. He just was with me and that was THE best gift of all. It was wonderful. He had told me ahead of time that we would get Duck Donuts which are the famous donuts in that area.
Our first trip to get Duck Donuts was with Aaron and Erin and guess what? After driving to Duck from our rental in Corolla Light we discovered we were there on a day that they were not open. So we found another donut place and headed there. Donutz on a Stick filled our cravings. 2 mini donuts cooked right before our eyes, threaded on a skewer and then coated in a glaze of our choice and drizzled with a flavorful syrup. Some opted for sprinkles or nuts but my Chocolate Peanut Butter duo was to die for.
Thank goodness forks are provided for these delights.
Later in the week Chris and I went back for Duck Donuts and were not disappointed.
It was a very slow day when we visited so walked right in and ordered at the counter without even having to fill out an order form but most days I imagine there are lines backed out the door.
The verdict? Amazing.
If you are ever in the Duck/Corolla area you definitely need to check out these places. Both were very tasty and I honestly could not pick one over the other as my favorite. There were calories, yes, but hopefully all that beach walking helped burn them off. Sometimes you just have to indulge and this week was my birthday week after all so it was all part of the celebration.
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