There are many legendary bakeries in the Upstate region that, over the decades, have become legendary and iconic tokens of deliciousness from our past.  Alas, as we get older some of these bakeries have disappeared and remain only sweet memories that we carry with us through life.

This gallery looks at a long gone favorite for thousands of people who lived in Central New York.  From Binghamton, Elmira, and Corning up north all the way the the St. Lawrence River, Spaulding Bakery products were wonderful memoires from our youth.  They made breads, "luxury cakes, and those oh so tasty and unforgettable white powdered sugar donuts that were oh-so delicious and would ruin a black shirt or dress in a heartbeat.

Spaulding called them "krullers" and they came in an iconic orange, white, and royal blue striped box with a window on top so you could see what awaits.  They were small, about 2-2 1/2 inches long, and there were Spaulding bakeries in Binghamton, Oneonta, Elmira, Middletown, NY, and Hazelton, Pennsylvania.

This gallery is like stepping back through the looking glass at one of our favorite food snapshots of when we were kids.  A small plate with a powdered sugar doughnut (Ooops...kruller) on it and a cold glass of milk.

If you have a memory of Spaulding Bakery products, bread, krullers, or otherwise, please share your thoughts with everybody over on our Facebook page.  We really do want to hear from you!

UPSTATE LEGENDS: Spaulding Bakery Krullers and Bread

There have been countless bakeries in Upstate New York that, over the years, have sold bread and sweet treats that, although long gone, still remain sentimental favorites for several later generation. The ovens in most of those bakeries from the "good old days" are silent. But the sweet memories of their products lasts with us forever.

In a recent UPSTATE LEGENDS gallery we featured Freihofer's Bakery in Schenectady, and we received thousands of "likes" and comments. So, today we look at another regional bakery giant, based in the Southern Tier, but with a reach from Binghamton to Ogdensburg, and south through Pennsylvania.

Spaulding Bakery is a great memory. They ultimately had baking plants in Binghamton, Elmira, Oneonta, Middletown, NY, and Hazelton, Pennsylvania. Wonderful bread ("Table Queen"), "luxury cakes," and unforgettable white powdered-sugar krullers which came in an iconic blue, orange and white striped box.

Remember those white powdered krullers? You can taste them already. Can't you?

I thought so!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

30 "Head Scratching" Trivia Facts About Upstate New York

There are so many fascinating trivia facts about Upstate New York that one could write a book about it. Here are 30 interesting factoids about our region that will leave you scratching your head!

Everything had to start somewhere and Upstate New York was the birthplace of many commonly used items today and over the past 150 years. Things we love, like Pyrex dishware, things we play with, like the golf tee, and things we would rather not find ourselves sitting in, the modern dentist chair! Plus the 4th most favorite salad dressing in the US was born here, and America's favorite whipped topping is made here, too! All of these and many other trivial facts about people, places and things from Upstate New York make this a "must-read" gallery!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

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