DG Doughnuts had a special sweet treat in its display case the weekend of Dec. 9 through 11 — the Chocolate Lover’s Donut — created by a fifth-grader at Foundation Academy.
Caleb Reid, an honor student in Heather Graziotti’s class, was tasked with a persuasive writing assignment, and he chose to write about why his chocolatey doughnut should be sold in the bakery in downtown Ocoee.
Taylor Garrett, DG Doughnuts manager, said her employees voted on the best descriptive writing piece and selected Caleb’s assignment.
“They all were great, but Caleb’s just stuck out to us,” she said.
Caleb’s doughnut featured chocolate fudge icing, Oreos, chocolate chips and hot fudge drizzle, and it was selected for the store for a limited time.
How did Caleb come up with the idea for so much chocolate?
“I love chocolate, and so I bet other people would like chocolate too,” he said.
It turns out quite a few people were eager to try the sugary goodness too because the special doughnuts sold out every day of the promotion.
“It was just on a whim, and it was fun,” Garrett said. “We took some to their class, and we sold his doughnut for an entire weekend — and we sold out every day. It was a great experience for everyone.”
Two dozen Chocolate Lover’s Doughnuts were made each day.
Caleb’s mother, Jessica Reid, said she wonders if DG Doughnuts will offer Chocolate Lover’s Donut again in the future because it was so popular.
“They were really good,” Reid said.
DG sent a few home with Caleb, who said his dad ate most of them.
“He said it was the best doughnut ever,” Caleb said.
The Reids, who are chocolate lovers, made a visit to DG Doughnuts that weekend to buy more. Caleb said it was exciting to see his name on a sign with the chocolate doughnut. He liked going behind the counter to take a photo with this concoction too.
Students in Graziotti’s honors class, as well as some of the teachers, were able to try Caleb’s creation when the bakery provided doughnuts to the school.