On January 6th, 2021 a new specialty donut shop opened in Disney Springs called Everglazed. I came out on that opening day because I’m a sucker for a good donut and was immediately blown away with their unique creations.
The only problem I had was how to share this place with you my penny pals, since there wasn’t a pressed penny machine inside, or anywhere near here. So I just enjoyed the donuts by myself and have gone back numerous times since that first visit.
They have two different styles of donuts, first what they called The New Classics like a Vanilla Iced with Sprinkles or the Fruity Pebbles. Then they also have some wilder donuts called The Funky Bunch like the Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter Explosion, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Mounds Coconut Cream pictures above. Plus it’s hard to tell in the pictures but these donuts are huge. They are yeast style donuts made from scratch daily and in limited quantities so they do sell out of the more popular flavors.
After a couple visits I’d tried all their usual line up of donuts, but then found out that through tier Instagram account they post new donuts for most holidays. Some are only available for one or two days so I always jumped at the opportunity to try these as well. Above I’ve got pictures their Cinco de Oh-My-O Donut which was a flaky croissant dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and topped with buttercream, crushed heath bar, drizzled with caramel and chocolate then topped with a hand made churro. Wow that was a mouth full, not only the description but this donut was fantastic.
Just a few weeks ago they released what they called S’mores Galore. A chocolate iced donut topped with marshmallow fluff, crushed golden grahams and a giant toasted marshmallow for a true campfire flavor. It was simply heavenly. These are just the tip of the iceberg for this place, I’ve also tried a special Girl Scouts Thin Mint Donut, a St. Patrick’s Day donut with lucky charms marshmallows on it, and my wife loved the Mother’s day donut. Maybe a father’s day donut is in my very near future? I could go on and on with pictures and descriptions but I need to get this story back on track.
If you ever find yourself in Disney Springs with a need to indulge your sweet tooth head over to the West Side and Everglazed is in-between the AMC movie Theater and Splitsville Bowling Alley. You won’t be disappointed!
Since this place opened I’ve still always held out hope that a pressed penny could come along that would tie into this place as I really wanted to share it with everyone. Then just recently as if a sign from the Donut and Elongated Coin heavens I saw an intriguing post on the TEC Facebook group page from fellow coin collector Tyler Tyson.
Tyler is always coming up with fun and unique pressed coin designs and in this post he inquired with other collector’s to see if anyone was interested in a National Donut Day design. He had hand drawn a concept of his design and I really thought he did a great job with it. I sent him a note to put my name on the list if he did decide to proceed with creating the design.
Before we proceed I wanted to give a little information on National Donut Day since I honestly didn’t know much about it. This special day is celebrated on the first Friday in June each year and the tradition dates back to the first World War. The Salvation Army volunteers cooked up donuts to cheer up army troops and we’ve been celebrating ever since.
Tyler had received enough interest in his design to proceed with creating the die. He created this one by hand which really gives the finished design a fun and truly custom look to it. Then he pressed enough coins for the orders and then cancelled the die which means it won’t be used every again.
It didn’t take too long for my penny to arrive in the mail and I absolutely love it. Tyler really did a great job with this, and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with in the future. With this new addition to my collection I feel like celebrating, maybe with some more donuts from Everglazed? Sounds like a good idea to me.