10 Types of Donuts and What They Say About You

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Happy National Donut Day! If you’re celebrating by hunting down as many free donuts as possible at shops like Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts, and more, why not see what your favorite kind of donut says about you? The answer might be more spot-on and say more about you than you may think. Wanna find out? Here’s what these 10 types of donuts say about you:

Glazed donut

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Classic, simple, and universally loved by millions of people around the world. If glazed donuts are your top 1 option no matter what, you're probably a straightforward, no-nonsense kind of person. You value tradition, enjoy a solid, structured routine, and are very at ease in your comfort zone. You’re probably the type of person who buys the same brand of toothpaste every time and wears socks that match. If it ain’t broke… But most of all, you’re as reliable as they come, like a good Wi-Fi connection. And who doesn’t love that about a person?

Chocolate Frosted with Sprinkles

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This is another classic option, but it has a little extra something, which means you probably love a little extra flair in life. Chocolate frosting is not enough, oh no, no, no. You also need the crunch and the colors of the sprinkles. So what does this say about you? Well, you’re probably quite fun and outgoing, and you’re very connected to your inner child. It’s likely you’re also a little extra in the way you present yourself to the world and in your overall approach to life.

Boston Cream

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Mmm, the delicious Boston cream donut! If you love this one, you probably have a refined taste and you appreciate the finer things in life. You’re a bit (or a lot) sophisticated and you believe in quality over quantity. You have no problem spending a few extra bucks for higher quality ingredients for cooking, you love art, and you prefer documentaries to, say, funny action movies. You’re probably a bit mysterious too and you keep people wondering what you’re up to.

Jelly Filling

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If you prefer jelly-filled donuts above any other donuts, you’re probably full of surprises and you like to keep people on their toes. Your friends, family, and colleagues never know what to expect from you, but they can’t wait to find out. You can probably quote Shakespeare and Bad Bunny in the same conversation, so you’re fun to be around and are great at chit-chatting with anyone.

Cinnamon Sugar

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Ah, the cinnamon sugar donut! It’s so cozy and delicious, you’re probably a warm, comforting person, but you’re also a little spicy. You’re sweet, welcoming, and empathetic, but you also don’t let anyone roll over you. Like a cozy sweater on a brisk fall day, you make people feel good just by being around and you’re a source of support for a lot of people in your life. Your perfect day probably looks something like baking cookies (or buying them, whatever), sipping on a hot drink, and curling up on the couch to binge a juicy TV show or telenovela.

Maple Bacon

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Let’s just cut right to the chase: you’re probably a rebel, or a foodie, or both. You live for bold flavors and unusual combinations, so even if you’re going for a sweet treat, it has to be interesting to your palate. You like breaking the rules overall and also when it comes to food. You’re the kind of person who usually introduces other people to odd flavor combinations that somehow work well and blow people’s minds, or encourage them to think outside the box. Either way, you’re a hoot and it’s fun to see what you come up with.

Powdered Donut

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Powdered donuts are probably the messiest option and a lot of people steer away from it. Why get a face full of sugar when you can get a glazed donut instead? But you like that about the powdered donut and it just makes it more delicious in your mind. You’re probably never afraid of making a mess in any aspect of life because you can always clean it up. You probably also like a bit of chaos in your life and thrive in fast-paced environments or under pressure.


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If a cronut is your top choice, you’re probably quite a creative person. It’s also likely that you love trends and enjoy staying on top of them. You always know what the latest hot spot is and your Instagram feed is as aesthetic as it gets. You probably love a good brunch and you nag your friends about getting together for one often, but they kind of love it because you always choose great spots. Your sense of style? Probably edgy and fun, and you stand out for all the right reasons.


Photograph of an old-fashioned donut

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If the old-fashioned donut has your absolute heart, you’re probably an old soul and you’re single-handedly keeping the classics alive. If you always reach for that old-fashioned donut, you likely enjoy vinyl more than streaming, still watch black-and-white classics, and prefer your books in physical format instead of ebooks. You have great respect for the good old days and enjoy keeping some things about it alive in your daily life.

Iced Donut

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To you, there’s nothing better than icing on a donut and you enjoy the crunch when you bite into it. You’re probably a kind, diplomatic kind of person. Whenever there’s an argument, you’re a natural mediator. You’re probably also very good at having the right thing to say at the right time. You believe in working hard and playing hard too, and you enjoy the hurdles that come with life, often facing them with a better attitude than most.

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