From the Archive: Spudnuts, anyone?

by Lesley Drayton, Curator of the Fort Collins Local History Archive

How many of you remember spudnuts? A nationwide chain that spanned from the 1940s to the 1980s, Spudnut shops featured warm, glazed donuts made from potato flour. Fort Collins hosted one of these iconic shops at 626 South College Avenue in the early 1950s into the mid 1907s, with this snappy slogan: “America’s Finest Food Confection. See ‘em made, buy ‘em hot, buy ‘em by the sack.” And also: “Light, fluffy donuts for your next party.” Now that’s a party I would like to have been invited to!

Spudnut Yellow Pages ad, 1959

Fort Collins Spudnut shop, circa 1951

Fort Collins Spudnut shop, circa 1969

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2 Responses to “From the Archive: Spudnuts, anyone?”


  1. 1 spudnutinfo December 15, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for the article and photos! I posted a link to it on the spudnutinfo.com site.

    We need more Spudnuts!

  2. 2 Nyla Hussey September 20, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I wish someone would start a shop in Omaha, NE. We had a shop in my home town in SD when I was growing up and They were so good and it was just fun to watch then being made.


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