LeBron Likes Porky Donuts; You Should Too

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With LeBron James endorsing pork donuts in China, it's a wonder why he isn't doing so in his own backyard. Perhaps because he's shilling for Dunkin Donuts, which foolishly underestimates Americans' love of bacon.

Why no pork donuts stateside?

Bacon donuts in all their glorious varieties have been coveted for years. They inspire passionate loyalty. They are warm Krispy Kremes laced with a favorite drug.They haunt dreams.

Clearly, this Reuters reporter has suffered a life of packaged ramen and Kraft macaroni and cheese to lead with such a fallacy: "Pork donuts may not be palatable to Americans or Europeans, but the parent company of Dunkin Donuts and the Baskin Robbins ice cream chain is catering to local tastes in China, where it aims to open another 100 stores in the next two to three years."

Perhaps its the wording that throws people off. Pork donuts sounds less delightful than bacon donuts -- hot, glazed, spongy rounds sprinkled with porky deliciousness.

Even mainstream America likes them. Featured on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, the apple bacon donut from San Francisco's Dynamo Bakery is celebrated as among the shop's most delicious offerings. Further south, LA's Nickel Diner has featured a bacon donut since 2008. Even kids eat them. In a cooking with kids series, Serious Eats offered a maple bacon donut recipe inspired by the one offered at Voodoo Donuts in Portland.

Until Dunkin Donuts wises up, we'll have to ferret out bacon donuts where we can. They occasionally make an appearance on the Sugar Rush truck. A maple bacon donut that results in crippling lust can be found at The Office in Delray Beach. Or you can follow this recipe and make your own.


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