Michigan's Best Doughnut Search
 
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And we start of at my boyhood donut shop. Let's do this #mibest #midonuts (@ Sweetwater's Donut Mill) 4sq.com/1iIzU0z
Friday March 14, 2014 6:59 fritzklug
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:00 mciokajlo
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:01 mciokajlo
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:04 fritzklug
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:05 mciokajlo
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:12 mciokajlo
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@SweetwatersDM shows off it's St. Patrick's Day special for #midonuts. One of 16 doughnuts. pic.twitter.com/sL3dnYsqL8
Friday March 14, 2014 7:16 JohnTLiberty
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:23 mciokajlo
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:25 LindaSMah
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:26 Kzoo_Gazette
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:26 Kzoo_Gazette
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The search for #mibest #midonuts. @SweetwatersDM uses pie fillings to get a brighter fruit flavor in their filled donuts.
Friday March 14, 2014 7:29 Kzoo_Gazette
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:30 fritzklug
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:33 LindaSMah
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Birthday tradition for Sarissa Montague family: Go to @SweetwatersDM and get 12 and take a bite of each #midonuts. pic.twitter.com/BGHgnagYTB
Friday March 14, 2014 7:38 LindaSMah
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:39 mciokajlo
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The Banana Split with strawberry and banyan filling. Topped with cream nuts chocolate #midonuts @SweetwatersDM pic.twitter.com/69YfbLiglm
Friday March 14, 2014 7:40 LindaSMah
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Just heard a guy say that for lunch he has two donuts every day. @SweetwatersDM #midonuts #mibest
Friday March 14, 2014 7:41 LindaSMah
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RT @LindaSMah: OK the search for #mibest donut is moving to MacKenzies' on Harrison St. Join us if you have time...ETA 8:15 #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 7:54 Kzoo_Gazette
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RT @LindaSMah: A parting shot @SweetwatersDM with @MichiganGonzo : A fritter as big as his head. ow.ly/i/4TGKV #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 7:58 Kzoo_Gazette
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2nd #Kalamazoo stop on search for Michigan's Best Doughnut. #mibest #midonuts pic.twitter.com/X21Jn3QRRh
Friday March 14, 2014 8:07 mciokajlo
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Stop number two. #mibest #midonuts (@ MacKenzie's Bakery) 4sq.com/1dYY02N
Friday March 14, 2014 8:13 fritzklug
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Friday March 14, 2014 8:15 EdFinnerty1
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Friday March 14, 2014 8:16 mciokajlo
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Friday March 14, 2014 8:16 JohnTLiberty
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At our second stop Mackenzie's' Bakery with @MichiganGonzo looking for @mibest #midonuts pic.twitter.com/CegxjRpai7
Friday March 14, 2014 8:18 LindaSMah
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Friday March 14, 2014 8:18 mciokajlo
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Nice morning light shining in here at MacKenzie's Bakery in #Kalamazoo. #mibest #midonuts pic.twitter.com/WyEqQCc1hj
Friday March 14, 2014 8:21 mciokajlo
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MacKenzies' Bakery rolls out its spread for #midonuts with @MichiganGonzo. pic.twitter.com/5gQYUyRcIg
Friday March 14, 2014 8:23 JohnTLiberty
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I've always liked the MacKenzies' on Harrison St. A warm, cozy feel w/ the sun coming in. #mibest #midonuts. pic.twitter.com/mx3axw9g17
Friday March 14, 2014 8:26 LindaSMah
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Hearth baked French bread at MacKenzies' in Kalamazoo. #mibest #midonuts vine.co/v/MbDVaeL6Zap
Friday March 14, 2014 8:46 MichiganGonzo
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John MacKenzie talks about his doughnuts with the @MLive team. #mibest #midonuts #Kalamazoo pic.twitter.com/QvFJjHynKe
Friday March 14, 2014 8:51 mciokajlo
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MacKenzies' doughnuts are homemade from scratch. That's a little nutmeg you taste there. #midonuts #mibest pic.twitter.com/RrIJvDEJut
Friday March 14, 2014 8:52 LindaSMah
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Friday March 14, 2014 8:54 mciokajlo
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The fried cake is the first one at MacKenzies'. They've actually cut back on the sugar in they use. #midonuts pic.twitter.com/GXYYrOlMAi
Friday March 14, 2014 8:55 LindaSMah
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The search for #mibest #midonuts continues with MacKenzies' apple donut. A little like a cinnamon roll with apple. pic.twitter.com/m43bA5UeoH
Friday March 14, 2014 8:57 LindaSMah
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Not sure how @MichiganGonzo is going to do 30-plus doughnut shops over the next week. I'm reaching my doughnut limit already. #midonuts.
Friday March 14, 2014 9:01 LindaSMah
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This is what the devil looks like. A smile and a homemade custard-filled long john @MichiganGonzo #midonuts pic.twitter.com/MexetCx0hZ
Friday March 14, 2014 9:06 LindaSMah
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MacKenzies' offers lots of other yummy treats in addition to doughnuts. #midonuts pic.twitter.com/p1GdErBLgq
Friday March 14, 2014 9:08 LindaSMah
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Well I’m done with #mibest #midonuts today. Need to head back to Lansing tomorrow. Will go to Muskegon 2morrow 2 catch up w/ @MichiganGonzo
Friday March 14, 2014 9:59 fritzklug
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Friday March 14, 2014 11:19 lishaarino
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Sorry guys, having connectivity issues, so tweets might not go thru #mibest #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 11:33 lishaarino
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Six delicious treats and some happy reporters. #Goobers #mibest #midonuts pic.twitter.com/f2EYgtZMTq
Friday March 14, 2014 11:47 lishaarino
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That fritter... #mibest@lishaarino: Six delicious treats and some happy reporters. #Goobers #mibest #midonuts pic.twitter.com/39Tw5XoTk9
Friday March 14, 2014 11:51 Trzaska
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Friday March 14, 2014 12:27 JohnTLiberty
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Friday March 14, 2014 12:35 lishaarino
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Not sure what’s up with my phone but here’s what went down in Muskegon #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 1:17 lishaarino
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Tried a TON of doughnuts at Ryke’s, mostly recommended by the bakery’s FB fans #midonuts #mibest pic.twitter.com/iVqIj98VWZ
Friday March 14, 2014 1:22 lishaarino
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Doughnuts included Bavarian and Holland cream long johns, plain sour cream, apple fritters & tiger tails #midonuts #mibest
Friday March 14, 2014 1:23 lishaarino
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Also tried a speciality doughnut called the “Take 10,” a peanut butter Bavarian cream donut w/ caramel & pretzels #midonuts #mibest
Friday March 14, 2014 1:24 lishaarino
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Lots of laughter and joking around with owners Renee and Butch Rouwhorst as we learned abt the bakery, which opened in ‘37 #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 1:25 lishaarino
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Now on our way to Morat’s Bakery Pub for our last stop of the day #mibest #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 1:25 lishaarino
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Oh! One more thing fr Ryke's. They had @MichiganGonzo try the famous chips & jalapeño hummus and asiago dip #midonuts pic.twitter.com/6xm11RR3YR
Friday March 14, 2014 1:28 lishaarino
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Side note: The asiago dip is also used to make Ryke’s mac and cheese, which is AMAZING #mibest #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 1:29 lishaarino
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Ok, radio silent for a bit until we get to Morat’s -- I can’t wait to try their doughnuts! #mibest #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 1:30 lishaarino
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Just tried the mango - yummy! Now, going into the piña colada doughnut #mibest #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 2:26 lishaarino
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Up next, the maple icing, bacon and candied pecans. You guys, @MichiganGonzo and I have such tough lives... #jk #mibest #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 2:27 lishaarino
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The bacon doughnut is a WIN. @KenStevensphoto agrees. He keeps picking at it lol #mibest #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 2:32 lishaarino
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Fun fact: Morat’s Bakery Pub is actually a bakery -- and a pub! They have alcohol in the evenings & concerts on weekends #mibest #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 2:32 lishaarino
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Heading out fr Morat’s Bakery Pub now. Day 1 of #mibest #midonuts is over!
Friday March 14, 2014 3:08 lishaarino
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Gonzo has 9 more days if doughnut taste-testing before he sits down and makes his top pick #mibest #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 3:09 lishaarino
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Thanks for following along! #mibest #midonuts
Friday March 14, 2014 3:10 lishaarino
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Jen Eyer | MLive: 
Check back tomorrow for more live photos and videos of Gonzo and company on the search for Michigan's best doughnut!
Friday March 14, 2014 3:24 Jen Eyer | MLive
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Morat's in New Era is a bakery, deli and pub. Life doesn't get much better! #mibest #midonuts pic.twitter.com/MhJDicQCcG
Friday March 14, 2014 3:24 MichiganGonzo
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After one half day of #mibest #midonuts I find myself screaming on the inside: “I just want to brush my teeth!”
Friday March 14, 2014 4:40 fritzklug
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#midonuts MT@mrosema: @lishaarino So glad he tried the Peanut Butter flip (think that's what it's called) biggest donut on the tray.amazing!
Friday March 14, 2014 5:23 lishaarino
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Friday March 14, 2014 7:57 fantasticrenea
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A bear claw from Serious Donut Company in Traverse City to start the day! #mibest #midonuts pic.twitter.com/MJINPsoqFv
Saturday March 15, 2014 8:01 MichiganGonzo
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Saturday March 15, 2014 9:11 donutgrrl
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Sunday March 16, 2014 6:20 fritzklug
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On my way to @CopsDoughnuts in Clare I saw this beautiful sunrise. Be there at 8 am. #mibest #midonuts pic.twitter.com/DQf9OJv5rd
Sunday March 16, 2014 7:47 MichiganGonzo
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Just parked near the historic Doherty Hotel in Clare. Only steps away from @CopsDoughnuts Hurry @fritzklug #midonuts pic.twitter.com/qlvkfbf2sX
Sunday March 16, 2014 7:58 MichiganGonzo
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Just finished a tour of @CopsDoughnuts Now ready for coffee & doughnuts! #mibest #midonuts pic.twitter.com/LlrfDJiOwt
Sunday March 16, 2014 8:31 MichiganGonzo
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Sunday March 16, 2014 9:29 MichiganGonzo
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Yes, this is frosting on my computer screen. The result of #mibest #midonuts pic.twitter.com/e5GVMOlWmN
Sunday March 16, 2014 11:11 fritzklug
 
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