One Halloween tradition of mine for the last 6 years or so has been to have donuts and apple cider on Halloween. Yes, donuts instead of candy. Maybe that seems weird, but maybe not. All kinds of bakeries, brands of baked goods and donut shops celebrate the season by dressing up their donuts with pumpkin flavoring or icing decorations.
Dunkin Donuts has done an exceptional job of it this year…
In years past, I’ve used Dunkin Donuts as my “go to” for donuts on Halloween, but I’m going with Entenmann’s Soft’ees this year! I generally don’t care for Entenmann’s products, but their Soft’ees donuts are amazing (I only get the regular cake and powdered sugar kinds).
Anyway, the reason I started doing this is because while listening to late 1930s/early 1940s episodes of Jack Benny’s radio show they would make mention of Halloween parties and serving apple cider & donuts. So I decided that make a new tradition for myself of doing that. Who doesn’t love apple cider & donuts?
Check out this ad from the October 1944 edition of Woman’s Day for A&P’s Jane Parker brand of donuts. This ad obviously sets the scene for a fantastic Halloween party and I’m willing to bet those glasses are filled with apple cider!