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You won't believe what they've done to donuts now

Apparently donuts aren't delicious – and fatty – enough.

With National Donut Day still fresh on our minds (June 7 – make a note now for your 2014 calendar), we have to ask: since when did the humble donut need any further embellishment?

First we heard about the cronut: a deep-fried, cream-filled croissant-donut hybrid that New-Yorkers can't get enough of (literally: the pastry's popularity has forced a 2 cronut-per-customer limit, numerous cronut imposters and tales of cronut-scalping). It's a hybrid of a croissant and a donut. Actually, this looks pretty delicious.

Courtesy of Dominique Ansel via Instagram (@dominiqueansel)

Then, Dunkin' Donuts unveiled its Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich — pepper fried-eggs and bacon nestled between a split glazed donut — reminding us that the health food craze hasn't totally ruined good old-fashioned fattening fast food. Hello obesity epidemic!

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But the newest entrant in the crazy-doughnut might just be the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe sandwich. Yes, that's a sloppy joe on a donut. A California chef, Charlie Boghosian of Chicken Charlie's, reportedly debuted the dish (if you can call it that) at the recent San Diego County Fair.

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Plus, from our 15 Crazy Burgers Gallery last week, the Donut Burger a.k.a. The Luther. Yes, that is a burger served up on a glazed donut in place of a bun. Apparently you shouldn't knock it until you've tried it — we're told the unlikely sweet-savory combo really does work.

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Seriously , can we just leave the donut alone?

Here in the iVillage office our pick is and always will be hot, fresh, cinnamon donut. All that's needed with it is a good coffee and the rest is sugary history.

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