Submit your Arizona-themed donut creation and you could win free Bashas’ donuts for a year

PHOENIX – From the red rocks of Sedona and scenic views of the Grand Canyon to the sandstone buttes of Monument Valley and limestone cave at Kartchner Caverns, Bashas’ Supermarkets thinks there should be a donut to match.

One of the 2018 winning donuts of the Bashas' Flavor Craze Contest, sweet Creamy Horchata flavor. Photos courtesy of Bashas'
One of the 2018 winning donuts of the Bashas’ Flavor Craze Contest, sweet Creamy Horchata flavor. Photos courtesy of Bashas’

Arizona’s hometown grocer is inviting both kids and adults to celebrate the wonders and beauty of the state in its annual Donut Flavor Craze Contest, which runs from now until May 17.

Participants are encouraged to submit a donut flavor creation that encapsulates what they love most about the 48th state.

From sweet to savory and everything in between, Bashas’ Supermarkets is giving two lucky winners (one kid and one adult) the chance to become Official Bashas’ Donut Ambassadors by dreaming up some awesomely-Arizona flavors that will be added to Bashas’ donut case, which already features a whopping 59 varieties.

Entrants are asked to share a 100-word description of their best donut idea, including the proposed name, key ingredients and why their donut perfectly portrays Arizona.

A panel of celebrity judges will select 10 finalists (five kids and five adults) by May 21, followed by two winning donuts (one kid, one adult) on June 4, just in time for National Donut Day on June 7.

The winning donuts will be featured in Bashas’ bakery cases across the state during the month of June, joining the grocer’s other made-from-scratch treats, including donuts, fritters, croissants, Danishes, brownies, frosted cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and more.

The savory Italian Panini flavor, which was one of the 2018 winners of the contest.
The savory Italian Panini flavor, which was one of the 2018 winners of the contest.

In addition to having their winning donuts featured in Bashas’ bakery departments across the state, the two winners (one kid and one adult) will be named Bashas’ Official Bashas’ Donut Ambassadors for 2019 and receive one dozen donuts every month for a year. The 10 finalists (five kids and five adults) will each receive a Bashas’ gift card. 

Kids ages 8-17 and adults 18+ are invited to submit their entries at bashas.com/flavorcraze.