We made a stop on the way to visit the Belgian Wonder’s niece.It was just a couple of blocks from the freeway exit.This stop can almost be considered educational, as the space is set up for field trips, with step-by-step narrative printed on glass panes explaining the machinery.Conveyer belts. Sugar glaze waterfalls. Proofing boxes that look like miniature carnival rides.It’s Krispy Kreme.Yes, in the midst of Lent, in direct contradiction of our health goals and complicating our battle of the bulge, we stopped at a Krispy Kreme store that actually makes the doughnuts.This “How Stuff Works” video shows you the large-scale, Krispy Kreme doughnut-making process. It’s a behind-the-scenes trip through a fairly big factory where they box up the doughnuts to be shipped to grocery stores and quick marts.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Fkaqcd9SA]The store we visited uses the same process and equipment to make them on a small scale.We each sampled a doughnut while there, just to make sure they were up to snuff.Ahhhh….mmmmm……we can officially attest to the fact that they were just fine.So we bought two dozen to take to the niece and her roommates.We shared some of them last night for dessert, and I assume they ate some this morning for breakfast.Then, while poking around on the Internet for things related to Krispy Kreme, I discovered that one Krispy Kreme doughnut is 200 calories.Uh oh.