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A new doughnut shop is teasing its arrival in Port Moody

The shop doesn't say where or when its doughnuts will be available — yet.
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A new doughnut shop that's coming to Port Moody is already test baking its potential offerings.

Loosen your belts Port Moody, there’s a new doughnut shop coming to town.

Sweet Talk doughnuts has teased its arrival in the city with a post on Instagram soliciting suggestions for the type of doughnuts they’d like to see offered. And the replies indicate there will be something for everyone, including nut-free and vegan options.

“If we can perfect them, let us know the best plant-based doughnuts you’ve had,” said the proprietors.

Other suggestions by eager followers include classics like apple fritter, honey cruller, strawberry or raspberry filled, and glazed sourdough. There’s also a taste for the exotic such as green tea/matcha and key lime.

While Sweet Talk doesn’t say when or where its new shop is opening, it does hint that a pop-up shop is coming soon while it sorts a permanent location and test baking is already underway.

If the response to the doughnut maker's arrival on social media is any indication, anticipation is high. Its first and — so far — only post has already attracted more than 380 followers.

Sweet Talk’s Port Moody venture comes at a time when doughnut desire is at an all-time high.

Doughnut Love in Coquitlam has had lineups down the sidewalk outside its shop on Como Lake Avenue since it opened almost a year ago and Royal City Doughnuts, that started in New Westminster, is a regular visitor to local farmers markets where its offerings quickly sell out.

According to Top, a U.S.-based public relations agency that specializes in the food and beverage industry, 91 per cent of Americans it surveyed either love or like doughnuts.

The sweet confections are especially popular at the workplace, as 56 per cent of respondents said they’ve brought doughnuts to the office and more than half said they think better of a co-worker who brings doughnuts.

But you may want to temper your consumption. According to registered dietitian Kate Patton of the Cleveland Clinic, doughnuts are among the worst five breakfast foods. She said while a doughnut may only be 250 to 500 calories, the 15 to 30 grams of sugar in each can lead to a huge spike and subsequent crash in blood sugar levels.

“This extreme up-and-down leaves you hungry soon after your breakfast,” Patton said, adding that often leads to a desire to consume even more doughnuts. “It’s a vicious cycle that starts with the first doughnut.”

Incidentally, national doughnut day is Friday. It started in 1938 as an appreciation for volunteers from the Salvation Army who distributed doughnuts to soldiers during WWI. Their good deed is celebrated in the U.S. and Canada on the first Friday of every June.