Revealed - lord of the rings

PUBLISHED: 18:05 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 26 October 2009

Ben feels a hole lot better

Ben feels a hole lot better

WORKING above a bakery, we devour our fair share of pastry products in this office. So much so that Doughnut Thursday had become a weekly fixture in the Times Towers calendar before our tyrannical, slimming news editor outlawed any mention of such a day

WORKING above a bakery, we devour our fair share of pastry products in this office.

So much so that "Doughnut Thursday" had become a weekly fixture in the Times Towers calendar before our tyrannical, slimming news editor outlawed any mention of such a day.

However, prompted by the current National Doughnut Week there has been an uprising!

Grabbing the opportunity to find the definitive delicacy sold in this corner of Hertfordshire, rebels stormed the newsroom armed with doughnuts.

Being self-proclaimed experts in the field of the stodgy, sweet treat, the newsdesk was presented with offerings from three of the area's most renowned bakeries.

A platter of sugary delights that were coated in chocolate and caramel were placed in front of the vultures.

It was clear that traditional was the order of the day with many of the more outrageous doughnuts being dismissed as "sickly".

On receiving the verdict from the satisfied, sticky fingered fiends, we had a three-way tie.

The classic jam filled variation from Greggs on Wigmores North, WGC, and the caramel coated delight from Simmons on St Albans Road East, Hatfield, were both favoured.

As was the good ol' ringed delight from Katie's bakery on High Street, Welwyn, which was most enjoyed by office doughnut "king" - reporter Paul Christian.

He said: "I have had my fair share of doughnuts in my time but I have to say that this particular one was the lord of the rings.

"It had a fluffy centre and a pleasant sugary exterior. I really enjoyed it."

Offices around Times Territory can take on the challenge this week and raise money for The Children's Trust.

To find out how a percentage of selected doughnuts bought nationwide will go to the charity, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/doughnuts


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