Illinois March 07, 2019
These Famous Donuts Have Been Made In Illinois For Nearly 90 Years
If you live around the Springfield, Illinois area you’re probably familiar with our state’s most famous donuts. These delicious pastries have been made in the Land of Lincoln for nearly nine decades, and there’s a chance you don’t even realize you’ve already tried them.
Sold at groceries across the state, this donut brand is tried and true. Check it out:
Just 12 years after the first doughnut machine was invented, Mel-O-Cream Donuts was founded in 1932 when a little bakery started providing fresh pastries to local restaurants and corner stores in central Illinois. Today, you can get them at one of its franchised bakeries, or you might be enjoying their products from a store near you.
With locations in Springfield and Lincoln, this historic chain of donut bakeries is a staple to the Land of Lincoln. Forget Dunkin' when you can get your morning sugar and caffeine rushes at this Illinois favorite shop.
Mel-O-Cream is known for its large, filled varieties like paczki and long-johns. They also do many shapes like stars, trees, flowers, and hearts as well as fritters, crullers, rolls, holes, twists, and ties. You can also get cake donuts.
The bakeries sell coffee, milk, cider, tea, and other delicious drinks to pair with your iconic Illinois donuts. Start your morning right with a couple of these classic pastries.
Whether you get them fresh from the bakery or in a box from the factory, these famous donuts always taste amazing. Check out the company's website (link below) for a virtual tour of their commercial production of this sweet treat.
Mel-O-Cream donuts are made with a secret recipe that has been used since the original franchise. The name hints to the cream that is used in it though. The rest of the name comes from the idea that you can take a bite of one of these sweet pastries and mellow out. We suggest you do.
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