Azusa Pacific University in California. My freshman year I lived in Adams Hall and I remember vividly my first trip to Donut Man. My resident advisor piled me and my roommates and our neighbors into her car and hauled us out in the middle of the night. You would think a tiny donut shop on the side the road might be insignificant but it became the source of many fun memories. When I was a Student Orientation Leader hubs (boyfriend at the time) and I piled my little group into the back of his blue Volvo station wagon and dragged them to Donut Man in the middle of the night. When I saw a blurb about Donut Man in Food Network magazine I was so excited. My little donut shop seemed to have hit the big time. (It is kind of the same feeling I get when I see Ryan Seacrest on American Idol. We used to listen to him on Star 98.7 in SoCal and it's like a little piece of him belongs to me. That might seem weird but I wonder how many others in SoCal feel the same way. He was ours before he was America's.)
One of the donuts they are famous for (aside from the Tiger Tails that hubs loves) are Strawberry Donuts. Just think about sinking your teeth into sweet, fresh, ripe California strawberries along with a delicious Donut Man donut. It is one of my favorite desserts ever!
In that vein, you have to understand that I have been seeing updates on Facebook for a couple of weeks about Strawberry Donuts!
On Friday hubs said there might be a package at the house but he wanted me to wait to open it until he got home. The package was from my brother in law and I thought maybe it was Sees candy. How surprised do you think I was when I opened that box and there was a container with several Strawberry Donuts and a couple of Tiger Tails!!!!! I was beside myself! That was the sweetest, most thoughtful gift my sweet hubby could have gotten me. Not only did he understand that I love the donuts and had been seeing updates about them, but that they hold sentimental memories for me as well. It has been really cold here the last few weeks so these donuts were a taste of California sunshine in the midst of winter.