My Quest for the Almost Fat Free Donut


June 5th is National Donut Day — stop by the Almonte hft shop for a free donut

National Donut Day is on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Donut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the men and women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.The holiday celebrates thedoughnut (a.k.a. “donut”).   Many American donut stores offer free donuts on National Donut Day. In 2009, both independent donut shops and large national franchises offered free doughnuts in the United States.  Chris Parry from theVancouver Sun noted in a satirical column that some Canadians are envious of the U.S. holiday.  However, some doughnut shops in Canadian locations do participate.[


Written in 2013

Open six days a week now!

I had seen the food company HFT being talked about on “Regional Contact” on CJOH-TV and was curious. Word on the street was an inventor in Almonte, Ontario had created a donut with 60% less fat. “Be gone,” I said to myself, how can that be?  The group at HFT have one goal, and that is to change the world concerning obesity. Their approach to help combat obesity with fried food is simple: the solution is not in how and what people eat but it is in how it is processed.

Okay, I can go along with that, but isn’t the man in charge of this, Ed Atwell the creator of the iconic and Canadian patented Sunnymoon Donut? For those of you not into the donut scene; the Sunnymoon Donut is a half-chocolate, half-vanilla hoop of cakey dough. Yes, miraculously the chocolate…

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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