I always favored the first spelling, but the majority of the world - or at least the majority of signwriters - appears to favor the latter. It's bothersome.
Anyway, there are several of the title items on a platter in the honors college meeting room. I have watched several individuals pick them up and eat them; they appear to be unpoisoned. Or at least no one's started puking yet.
So theoretically, I could pick one up and eat it myself. There's a nice-looking white-iced one. After working in a bakery/deli I have a slight aversion to doughnuts, but I remember they are still pretty tasty. I actually can't remember the last time I ate one. They are definitely a "fear food."
But I could eat one now. I can make all the excuses I want - I didn't go to the gym today (it was pissing rain), I might go out tonight, I had a glass of wine last night. It'll make my blood sugar spike and then I'll be tired and sluggish. There's nothing "natural" about it. I "can't" eat the doughnut. I can. I can't. I want one. I don't (I just wrote "doughnt").
There's one left, and it's not the one I had in mind anyway. It's the cake kind, and all I remember about those is that they make my teeth feel funny.