The hole truth on political doughnuts
By CHARLES FERRUZZA
Leave it to LaMar’s Donuts to plunge into the the election madness before it was too late. LaMar’s, which is now headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, was for years Kansas City’s best-known maker of those light, fluffy, delicious and fattening morning pastries that I insist on spelling doughnut, even if the latest edition of the Food Lover’s Companion suggests that it’s perfectly fair to swing both ways.
This morning, a regional manager for LaMar’s brought over a big box of the company’s latest innovation: two new doughnuts celebrating the presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. The new glazed confections are the “Doughbama,” a donkey-shaped creation sprinkled with blue sugar, or the McCandyCain, a yeasty elephant with red sugar.