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Bashas’ Names Winners Of Annual Doughnut Contest

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Last updated on May 9th, 2024 at 02:09 pm

New doughnut flavors will be arriving to bakery cases in time for National Donut Day on June 2, as Bashas’ names the winners of its annual doughnut contest.

The winners of this year’s contest are a 15-year-old from Apache Junction, an adult from Maricopa and a Bashas’ employee.

As part of its annual competition, Bashas’ invited kids and grownups across the state to create new flavors for its doughnut cases. A panel of local celebrity judges helped Bashas’ to select the winning flavors.

Payton R., a 15-year-old from Apache Junction, submitted the winning doughnut in the kids’ category. The Lemon Coconut Meringue doughnut is glazed filled with lemon coconut meringue, and topped with dried lemons and toasted coconut shreds.

Sara Williams from the city of Maricopa submitted the winning doughnut in the adult category. Her PB&J entry is a glazed one filled with strawberry and topped with peanut-butter-flavored frosting.

Sheri Holland, a Bashas’ employee from Flagstaff, Arizona, submitted the winning doughnut in the grocer’s internal company contest. Her Banana Cream Pie is a white doughnut filled with banana custard and topped with buttercream and graham crackers.

The three winning items are available for purchase in Bashas’ bakery cases across Arizona. When customers purchase a dozen doughnuts at Bashas’ on June 2, they will receive an additional six ones for free.

Bashas’ will also donate 10 percent of its sales on June 2 to The Salvation Army, which established National Doughnut Day in June 1938 to honor volunteers who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines.

In addition to being named Bashas’ Official Doughnut Ambassadors for 2023, each winner will receive one dozen doughnuts every month for a year from Bashas’ bakery and $500 worth of prizes, including a Bashas’ gift card and baking/cooking gadgets.

The youth category runner-up is 8-year-old Wesley W. from Gilbert, who will receive a $50 Bashas’ gift card for his BPM doughnut, which was filled with banana cream and topped with peanut butter frosting and maple drizzle.

The adult category runner-up is Christina Rockwell from Phoenix, who will receive a $50 Bashas’ gift card for her Neapolitan Long John, which was covered in three flavors – chocolate, strawberry and vanilla – in the same style as Neapolitan ice cream.

Each runner-up will receive a $20 Bashas’ gift card.

For more information, visit bashas.com.

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