Before the lenten season, which will start tomorrow with the celebration of Ash Wednesday – Austrians still eat an average of two doughnuts.
Fool’s time without the fluffy sweet pastry would be unthinkable for many people. As for the filling, for most Austrians, it has to be the classic apricot jam.
How important “their” Krapfen is to the Austrians was shown by the Krapfen-Gate in 2020. This was to achieve the inclusion of its emoji in the form of the sweet pastry – which is currently depicted as a snooty muffin. It’s no wonder that for eight out of ten respondents (85 percent), the doughnut is an essential part of the carnival season, and more than half enjoy them all year round as well.
Doughnuts filled with apricot jam are by far the most popular doughnuts in Austria – according to a recent survey commissioned by Merkur on the occasion of the carnival season in 2020. Clearly behind in the popularity scale are doughnuts filled with vanilla cream (38 percent), farmer’s doughnuts (29 percent) and doughnuts with chocolate or nougat filling (23 percent).
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