Residents across Arizona seized the challenge to create recipes for the fifth annual Bashas’ Donut Flavor Craze Contest. The winners have been chosen just in time for National Donut Day on Friday, June 5.
Bashas’ invited both kids and adults to submit a donut flavor creation that encapsulates what they love most when it comes to having a guilty pleasure, according to a release.
Bashas’ Supermarkets assembled a panel of celebrity judges to select the winning donut in each category based on overall taste plus a 100-word description of the donut idea, including the proposed name and key ingredients.
Makenzie, 10, from Surprise, chose to combine a burst of flavors into one delicious donut for the kids’ category. Her Sprinkle Explosion creation is a donut filled with buttercream and sprinkles, topped with white icing, swirled with drops of color, topped with sprinkles, the release states.
In the adult category, the winning donut is the Strawberry Shortcake, a recipe created by Angel from Glendale. It includes one of summer’s favorite fruits --- strawberries. It’s a donut filled with strawberry glaze, topped with strawberry icing, and dipped in a cookie crumb, according to the release.
Both winning donuts will be featured in Bashas’ bakery cases across the state during the month of June. Additionally, Bashas’ will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of donuts at all Bashas’ in Arizona on June 5 to support The Salvation Army.
In addition to being designated as the 2020 Bashas’ Donut Ambassadors, Makenzie and Angel will each receive one dozen donuts every month for a year, $500 worth of prizes including a Bashas’ gift card, family fun activities and baking/cooking gadgets.
Bashas’ Family of Stores --- the family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store, and both Bashas’ and Bashas’ Diné supermarkets --- is an Arizona-based company founded by brothers Ike and Eddie Basha Sr. Go to bashas.com.