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Big Chuck

March 25, 2013

Recalling days of 'Doughnut King'


Now you can get Entenmann’s doughnuts everywhere. Heck, they even have more than 2,000 followers on an Entenmann’s Facebook page! A doughnut with its own Facebook page. Go figure.

But a half-century ago, when Mazie and John O’Neil and their kids arrived from Brooklyn, well, believe me, that was serious doughnut time for the Sidney crowd. And the sweets never fell victim to the de-tasting that Spauldings, their sister doughnut did.

Did I say sister doughnut? Yes. Entenmanns is also now made by Bimbo Bakeries! And they still taste wonderful.

“Entenmann’s please, Mom.”

I’ll catch you in two ...

“Big Chuck” D’IMPERIO can be heard on weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. on WDOS-AM 730 in Oneonta, and also on Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. on WSRK-FM 103.9 for his “Oldies Jukebox Show.” You can find “Big Chuck” on Facebook under Upstate New York Books. He invites you to contact him at His columns can be found at

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