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What are the 30 most popular donuts from around the world?

Hey there, donut lover! Get ready to embark on a delicious journey as we explore the 30 most popular donuts from around the world. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's dive into this sweet adventure!

  1. Glazed Donut (USA) - A classic American favorite, featuring a light and fluffy dough coated in a sweet glaze.
  2. Jelly Donut (USA) - A soft, round donut filled with fruity jelly and dusted with powdered sugar.
  3. Boston Cream (USA) - A mouthwatering donut filled with custard and topped with chocolate glaze.
  4. Cronut (USA) - A scrumptious croissant-donut hybrid with flaky layers and a sweet glaze.
  5. Maple Bacon (Canada) - A heavenly combination of sweet maple glaze and savory, crispy bacon.
  6. Beavertail (Canada) - A fried, flat donut that's often topped with cinnamon sugar and various sweet toppings.
  7. Timbits (Canada) - Bite-sized donut holes from the popular Canadian chain Tim Hortons.
  8. Yum Yum (Canada) - A twisted, deep-fried donut with a sweet glaze, similar to a cruller.
  9. Churros (Spain) - Fried-dough pastries with a delicious cinnamon-sugar coating, often served with hot chocolate.
  10. Berliner (Germany) - A round donut filled with jam or cream and topped with powdered sugar.
  11. Fánk (Hungary) - A fluffy, round donut coated in powdered sugar and sometimes filled with jam.
  12. Pączki (Poland) - A rich, filled donut with a variety of sweet fillings and a powdered sugar or glaze topping.
  13. Bomboloni (Italy) - A delightful Italian donut filled with pastry cream, Nutella, or fruit preserves.
  14. Loukoumades (Greece) - Deep-fried dough balls soaked in honey syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts.
  15. Sufganiyot (Israel) - Jelly-filled donuts eaten during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, topped with powdered sugar.
  16. Koeksisters (South Africa) - Braided, deep-fried pastries soaked in syrup for a sticky-sweet treat.
  17. Oliebollen (Netherlands) - Dutch donut balls with raisins, served with a dusting of powdered sugar.
  18. Semla (Sweden) - A cardamom-spiced donut bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream.
  19. Krapfen (Austria) - A filled donut similar to the Berliner, enjoyed during the Carnival season.
  20. Malasada (Portugal/Hawaii) - A Portuguese-inspired donut popular in Hawaii, with a golden, crispy exterior and fluffy interior.
  21. Tres Leches (Mexico) - A cake-like donut soaked in three types of milk, offering a sweet, moist texture.
  22. Rosquillas (Spain) - Small, ring-shaped donuts with an anise flavor, often served during Easter.
  23. Gulab Jamun (India) - Deep-fried milk-solid balls soaked in sugar syrup and flavored with cardamom or saffron.
  24. Sel Roti (Nepal) - A crispy, ring-shaped rice flour donut, often enjoyed during festivals and celebrations.
  25. Doughssants (South Africa) - A croissant-donut hybrid filled with delicious flavors like chocolate, custard, or caramel.
  26. Youtiao (China) - A long, fried breadstick that's slightly salty, often enjoyed with soy milk or rice porridge. 27


  1. Pon de Ring (Japan) - A chewy, mochi-textured donut shaped like a ring of small balls, available in various flavors.
  2. Potato Donuts (Indonesia) - Known as "donat kentang," these donuts are made with mashed potatoes and flour, resulting in a soft, tender texture.
  3. Picarones (Peru) - A sweet potato and squash-based donut, deep-fried and drizzled with a spiced syrup called "chancaca."
  4. Baursak (Kazakhstan) - Small, deep-fried dough balls, similar to donut holes, that are often enjoyed with tea.

Well, there you have it! 30 scrumptious donuts from around the world that will surely make your taste buds dance. I hope you enjoyed this sweet tour and maybe discovered some new favorites to try. Happy donut tasting!

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