Not to be outdone, Krispy Kreme is also offering a free doughnut on June 5 — though, for some reason, not in Connecticut. So try to stay out of the Constitution State on June 5.
Obligatory warning: Doughnuts are terrible for you, even when they don’t have titanium dioxide nanoparticles.
Though justification for a free doughnut is never required, Doughnut Day honors … um … [chewing] … the Salvation Army [swallowing]. The organization’s “doughgirls” once delivered doughnuts to the “doughboys,” and in 1938 it was made an official thing.
“Do you know World War I and World War II soldiers have fond memories of the Salvation Army offering them complimentary doughnuts and coffee during wartime?” a video produced by the charitable organization asked.
We do now.