Entenmann's Celebrates 75th National Donut Day With 'Largest Box of Entenmann's Donuts Ever Created'

May 31, 2012 3:24 PM EDT | By Amanda Remling
Those in the New York City area on Friday, June 1 can check out Entenmann's largest box of donuts ever created. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Ever dream of rolling around in a large box of Entenmann's donuts, opening your mouth and taking in a large bite of chocolaty goodness with every turn? Well you might not be able to roll around in it, but if you are in the New York City area on Friday, June 1, you will have a chance to check out the largest box of Entenmann's donuts ever created.

This Friday, June 1, 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of National Donut Day. Originally established in Chicago by the Salvation Army in 1938, National Donut Day was a day to "honor the 'Donut Lassies' who served these treats to soldiers during World War I and to help raise needed funds during the Great Depression."

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To help celebrate the 75th year of National Donut Day, Entenmann's Bakery, the name behind over 100 sweet boxed treats, is unveiling the largest box of Entenmann's donuts ever created.

The record breaking box of Entenmann's donuts will be unveiled in Madison Square Park in New York City on Friday, June 1, 2012 between 7 A.M. and 1 P.M.  At the unveiling, viewers will have a chance to see custom-made Entenmann's "large" donuts that are one foot in diameter. The foot long donuts will be in an impressive 6 feet x 2 feet x 3 feet Entenmann's box.

Besides the remarkable size of the donuts and box, Entenmann's will also be presenting a $25,000 over sized check donation to The Salvation Army. The donation stemmed from a Facebook campaign started by Entenmann's. The bakery donated $1 to the Salvation Army for ever Facebook user that became a fan between May 4 through June 1.

Those attending will receive free Entenmann's donuts and coffee throughout the event, handed out by "Donut Lassies" in traditional World War I material.


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