If you spend much time around downtown Toms River, you already know that Uncle Dood's Donuts is a must-stop shop. Well, now our little secret is out to the whole country.

Lifestyle website "Thrillist" recently named their favorite donut shops in each state. And New Jersey's honor goes right to our own friendly neighborhood donut guys.

Pro tip to prospective business owners: if you can't come up with a name, consult the children. When Dominic Livolsi opened Uncle Dood's two years back, he used the nickname his nephew gave him to sell the place. From the looks of it, his plan worked, although we do think his wild donut creations had a little something to do with his success. Those include the Nut Tellin' Ya (Nutella icing and cinnamon sugar), Bed Rockin' (vanilla frosting and Fruity Pebbles), and Vermont Swine (maple icing and bacon bits). Clearly, this dude is just good at naming things across the board.

I can enthusiastically second the vote for the "Bed Rockin'" donut!

To add my thoughts, one of the things that I love about their donuts is that you always get them warm with just a little bit of crisp around the edges.

Health food? Not exactly. Awesome food? Without a doubt.

Congratulations for the national recognition, Uncle Dood's!

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