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Dunkin Donuts sells "munchkins", which are "donut holes". Are the munchkins really made out of the cut-out holes of donuts, or are they produced entirely independently?

Question #77679. Asked by Terry.
Last updated Aug 21 2016.

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why is there the assumption that a hole is cut out of a doughnut in the first place. Most if not all commercially made doughnuts are extruded so there is no cut-out doughnut hole in the first place. In a business with tight margins doughnut holes can be the difference between high profits or loss.


Mar 22 2007, 8:17 PM
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It's like the 'holes' from the Polo mints that they used to sell. A marketing gimmick. Ring doughnuts are extruded in commercial manufacture, and may be hand rolled in small scale production. The mixture is extruded with a ready made hole in a sort of pipe shape and sliced. Here's a machine that does the lot including fry them:

Response last updated by Shadowmyst2004 on Aug 21 2016.
Mar 23 2007, 5:39 AM
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