Kids And Adults Invited to Submit Their Best Arizona-Inspired Donut Creations

Posted By on May 14, 2019

What: From the red rocks of Sedona and scenic views of the Grand Canyon to the sandstone buttes of Monument Valley and limestone cave at Kartchner Caverns, Bashas’ Supermarkets thinks there should be a donut to match. Arizona’s hometown grocer is inviting both kids and adults to celebrate the wonders and beauty of the state in its annual Donut Flavor Craze Contest, which runs from now until May 17.

Entrants are encouraged to submit a donut flavor creation that encapsulates what they love most about the 48th state. From sweet to savory and everything in between, Bashas’ Supermarkets is giving two lucky winners (one kid and one adult) the chance to become Official Bashas’ Donut Ambassadors by dreaming up some awesomely-Arizona flavors that will be added to Bashas’ ever-popular donut case, which already features a whopping 59 varieties.

How: Entrants are asked to share a 100-word description of their best donut idea, including the proposed name, key ingredients, and why their donut perfectly portrays Arizona.

Kids ages 8-17 and adults 18+ are invited to submit their entries at

When: Submissions will be accepted now until 11:59 p.m. MDT on May 17, 2019.

A panel of celebrity judges will select 10 finalists (five kids and five adults) by May 21, followed by two winning donuts (one kid, one adult) on June 4, just in time for National Donut Day on June 7. The winning donuts will be featured in Bashas’ bakery cases across the state during the month of June, joining the grocer’s other made-from-scratch treats, including donuts, fritters, croissants, Danishes, brownies, frosted cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and more.

Prizes: In addition to having their winning donuts featured in Bashas’ bakery departments across the state, the two winners (one kid and one adult) will be named Bashas’ Official Bashas’ Donut Ambassadors for 2019, and receive one dozen donuts every month for a year. The 10 finalists (five kids and five adults) will each receive a Bashas’ gift card. 

Info: Bashas’ Family of Stores – the family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store, and both Bashas’ and Bashas’ Diné supermarkets – is an Arizona-based company founded by brothers Ike and Eddie Basha, Sr. With more than 100 grocery stores, it is one of the largest employers in the state and one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. Since the company’s inception in 1932, Bashas’ has given back more than $100 million to the communities it serves.

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