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Bashas’ Invites Arizonans To Share Favorite Global Donut Flavors

Shown are previous year's donut flavor finalists.

Last updated on August 25th, 2022 at 03:26 pm

Because many people have been dreaming of traveling again, Bashas’ themed its annual donut contest around inspirational global flavors this year. 

Fried dough is a much-loved indulgence not just in Arizona but all over the world. That is why Bashas’ is inviting Arizona kids and grown-ups to draw some inspiration from their previous travels and dream up the best new flavor for the hometown grocer’s donut cases.

Whether it is a country’s particular style of donut – like the Portuguese Malasada or German Berliner – or an international flavor – like Crème Brûlée or Tiramisu – Bashas’ is looking to be inspired by global creations and is giving two winners (one kid and one grown-up) the chance to win.

Through May 17, Arizona entrants are invited to submit their favorite global donut flavor. From sweet to savory and everything in-between, creativity is encouraged. Kids ages 8-17 and grown-ups ages 18 and up are invited to share a 100-word description of their best global donut idea, including the proposed name, key ingredients and donut description, at: bashas.com/flavorcraze

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. MDT on May 17. A panel of celebrity judges will select 10 finalists (five kids and five grown-ups) by May 24, followed by two winning donuts (one kid, one grown-up) on June 1, just in time for National Donut Day on June 4.

The winning donuts will be featured in Bashas’ bakery cases across the state during the month of June, joining the grocer’s other made-from-scratch treats, including donuts, fritters, croissants, Danishes, brownies, frosted cookies, cakes, cupcakes and more.

In addition to having their winning donuts featured in Bashas’ bakery departments across the state, the two winners (one kid and one grown-up) will be named Bashas’ Official Bashas’ Donut Ambassadors for 2021 and receive $500 worth of prizes including a Bashas’ gift card, baking/cooking gadgets, family-fun activities and one dozen donuts every month for a year. Runners-up will receive a $50 Bashas’ gift card, and Honorable Mentions will receive a $20 Bashas’ gift card.

Bashas’ Family of Stores – the family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store, and both Bashas’ and Bashas’ Diné supermarkets – is an Arizona-based company founded by brothers Ike and Eddie Basha Sr. With more than 100 grocery stores, it is one of the largest employers in the state and one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. Since the company’s inception in 1932, Bashas’ has given back more than $100 million to the communities it serves.

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