Words: Danielle Fuechtmann
Images: Blaise van Malsen
Article Date: September 7, 2018
Thanks to a certain Canadian-based multinational corporation, we have more doughnut shops per capita than any other country. With nearly 4,000 of them coast to coast (including more than 125 in Edmonton alone), the iconic chain has made doughnuts the bestselling pastry item in Canada.
By doing so, “They really destroyed the doughnut,” says Arlyn Sturwold (Baking ’72, Steamfitter / Pipefitter ’09). Mass production, he argues, has lowered people’s expectations of how doughnuts should look and taste.