Doughnut from Shangri-La


Homer: Eh, morning, Apu.
Apu: Good morning. One doughnut with sprinkles and [gasps] wait a minute. These are not sprinkles, sir.
Homer: What do you mean?
Apu: You’ve clearly taken items from the candy rack and placed them on top of the doughnut in an attempt to pass them off as sprinkles.
Homer: Well, it was like that when I got here. It really was!
Apu: A Mounds Bar is not a sprinkle. A Twizzler is not a sprinkle. A Jolly Rancher is not a sprinkle, sir. Perhaps in Shangri-la they are, but not here.
Homer: Oh…
Apu: Thank you, come again.
– Lisa’s Date with Density

The Simpsons | Season 8 - Episode 7

Friday, June 5 was National Doughnut Day in America and I totally missed it – so, the Doughnut from Shangri-La is not exactly on time. But I feel that in the spirit of National Doughnut Day I should be allowed to have this blog post come in a few days late…and also point out that this day was actually intended to honor those who served WWI soldiers doughnuts, was that a thing? Apparently so!

Full disclosure: I didn’t make the doughnut portion of the Doughnut from Shangri-La, it is a store bought doughnut. But my justification is that on The Simpsons the doughnut is ALSO store bought. So that works, right? Right? *Giant sloth shrug* Anyway, while Apu helpfully lists almost all of the the so-called “sprinkles”, he doesn’t mention what the brown and yellow things are and so I went with Reese’s Pieces because they look about the same to me.


  • Pink Doughnut
  • Mounds Bar
  • Red Twizzler
  • Green Jolly Ranchers
  • Brown and Yellow Reese’s Pieces


Place “sprinkles” on the doughnut and consume. Try not to bite directly into the Jolly Ranchers.


I realize that the doughnut I used isn’t exactly the same as the standard “Simpsons pink doughnut” but I felt it was close enough. Remember, we’re honoring those brave doughnut servers from WWI after all! What I really wanted to learn from this recipe is how all those “sprinkles” would actually taste on the doughnut. Not surprisingly, it all tasted pretty good, minus the Jolly Ranchers because they are a tooth destroying choking hazard. But as usual I find Homer’s unique food creations more hilarious in theory than in practice.

Cromulence: 7 Crumb-bums out of 10

Doughnut from Shangri-La Recipe From: Lisa’s Date with Density (The Simpsons Season 8 – Episode 7)

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Samuel Chin Orozco

Maybe the Jolly ranchers would be good if they crush them and sprinkles over the donut


Perhaps in Shangri-La they would, but in the real world I will enjoy my Jolly Rancher as an amuse-bouche to my doughnut. Appreciate the suggestion though!