What a smile this brings.
Ran into this image in a 1980 Tops ad this morning.
Once every great while there was a peanut stick around, but if you were to say “donut” the me as a kid, this box of Tops brand donuts is what would have come to mind.
These were a highly anticipated, special treat in our house growing up.
When this ad ran, you can see they came sugar, plain, or a mix. While (obviously) the powdered sugar was my favorite, a plain one was just fine too.
The high-riding good times came to a screeching halt when, a few years later, they started adding cinnamon powered donuts into the mix.
That row always sat there as the last in the box, even growing a little stale sometimes before I could bring myself to wolf down a few– so they wouldn’t have to be thrown out.
Even a disappointing donut deserves a fate better than the trash.