Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Amy Joy Donuts, a small chain in Illinois, lost to time.

The Amy Joy Donuts that was the closest to me was located at 7248 North Milwaukee Avenue in Niles, Illinois, just north of Touhy.

The owner, Herman Blattner, offered over 60 varieties of donuts and sweet rolls. Some flavors and combinations that I'd never seen before or since, like banana frosting on a chocolate cake donut, Honey Dew Mellon, Raisin Sticks, Maple Pecan and so many others.

Believe it or not, Amy Joy had only three varieties of Prune donuts, very popular among the senior crowd. Its the size of their donuts that really stood out. They were about one and one-half times the size of a Dunkin Donut.

The trade name was registered in Illinois in 1957.

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