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Doughnut Heaven

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It's the sizzle that keeps 'em coming back for more. Hazel Coale has been coming to Britts Donuts since 1947. "My first experience with Britt Donuts, I lived up the street, and I came down on the beach, to lay out on the beach for a while. I bought a dozen Britt's Donuts to bring home with me, and on the ride home I ate ten." There's something in these doughnuts, and after nearly seventy years in business, and millions of carolina beach fans, Britts Donuts is now a national name. MSN City Guide ranked these little pieces of heaven as the second best doughnut in the country. "They are always just so fresh, and light and fluffy and just cooked to perfection." That's because Alex Barbee makes them fresh every couple seconds. So when it lands in your hand, its ready to melt in your mouth! He says, "It's that great feeling, you know, that feeling like you've accomplished something, and you know people are going to like it, so when they bring it out of the shop they will say 'Alex Barbee made this doughnut, and it was awesome.'" The process of making them is mouth watering in and of itself, and the best part of all has to be the sticky, gooey icing globbed on top. Hazel Coale says, "The reason I continue to eat them, I think most of the calories have been taken out." Robert Nivens has owned the shop for almost thirty five years, and he says they still make the doughnuts the same way they did back in 1939. "I think it's because we really take pride in it, and when you have a product that you take pride in, and people brag on, it really makes you try harder." Usually in the mornings, you can't get near the shop, there are lines all up and down the boardwalk. Making britt's doughnuts the guilty pleasure of Pleasure Island.

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Britt's donutes

The only donutes I ever eat. I've been going to Britt's for over 40yrs-THE BEST EVER. Please don't ever close or let the Town of Carolina Beach's high fees run you off like it's doing to quite a few small businesses and residents (like me). Britt's is what's good for Carolina Beach-we need more places like you not what's about to go up in place of Ocean Plaza Ballroom. I will always only eat Britt's.

britts is ballin

britts is ballin

Please post the video

Could you please post the video? The kids are mine and I'd like to see it again but I live out of town! THanks!

Show us the video

All of the Alex Barbee fans at Clayton High School want to see the video. Please! Please!

Story

Thanks for showing a spotlight on a great local institution and my son who works there! Go Bobby and Maxine!

OMG life without Britts we would be sad

I love Britts. that is the only doughnuts we eat. the best place in town. thank you for being there. we love your shop. please don't close we would be so hurt and sad.