October 22, 2018

All About Elephants!

Did you know male elephants are called Bulls, female elephants are called Cows, and baby elephants are called Calves?

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Zelky the Elephant is a pink, friendly elephant. The elephant logo has been with us for over 30 years.

That’s a long time. A loooooong time! Here are some fun facts about elephants that we’ve discovered:

There’s Two Species of Elephant:

There’s many subspecies of elephants, but they all are from two different main species: the African and the Asian elephants.

The African elephant is the one you’ll typically see in pictures or documentaries on the plains of Africa: big ears and massive bodies (sometimes as tall as 13 feet!). If you’re familiar (or old enough), you may have even seen one in the 1930’s Tarzan movies…

The Asian elephant is typically smaller- up to nine feet tall- with smaller ears and eyes. They live in rainforests around midland Asia.

They Have a BIIIIG Appetite.

Just like Zelky the Elephant has a big heart, real-life elephants have a big stomach. They eat bark, grass, roots, and fruit, but they can eat 200-300 POUNDS of it a day! They need the nutrients to be able to operate and keep the muscle in their massive bodies.

Elephants Are Extremely, EXTREMELY Smart!

Elephants travel in Herds led by the mommas of the group while the males wander around by themselves. When a family member dies, elephants mourn for days.

Read this excerpt by Popular Science:

“In Africa, only certain tribes hunt down elephants. Scientists played recordings of a group that does hunt them down and one that doesn’t. When the elephants heard the recordings of the elephant-hunting group, they became fearful and moved away from where the sound was coming from. When they heard the language of the group that doesn’t hunt them down, they didn’t move or change their disposition. Then, researchers played recordings of the language that scared them, but included women, children, and men. The elephants only became fearful when the voice came from men—they do the hunting.”

We owe a lot of respect to the elephant- not only because the elephant is our logo, but because it’s also a wonderful creature we can all be amazed at! The elephant is big and beautiful, just like the gigantic ocean our arcades and donut shop get a front-seat view of.

Zelky the Elephant isn’t just a logo. It’s a symbol that stands for our big heart as a company.

Keep On Trunkin’,

-Solomon at Zelky’s

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October 8, 2018

Swell Joe and The Spice and Tea Exchange?

We’ve recently brought two new products to the table- and two BIG ones, at that!

Coffee and tea.

These additions pave the way to keep you WARM as the cooler fall weather plows our way.

Imagine this:

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You walk onto the boardwalk during a beautiful fall or winter morning. The boardwalk’s empty. Not a cloud in the sky. You can’t help but smile! A great day for a walk. The slight salty breeze relaxes your body. The only thing you’re missing is a hot snack and a toasty-warm cup in your hand.

We came up with your solution: a few weeks ago we finalized a partnership with Lewes’ one-and-only: Swell Joe Coffee Company. Their locally-roasted and locally-famous coffee was something we were really excited and proud to supply at Zelky’s Donut Rings!

And if you’re not a coffee fan, or you want something warm and comforting, we just finalized our partnership with The Spice and Tea Exchange too! We supply different types of tea for your different warm cravings while the weather turns cooler. Tea vs coffee? We love both but realize not everyone does, so you can take your pick! <3

Donuts, coffee, and tea. What a phenomenal trio- we wouldn’t offer them if we didn’t think they were good enough!

We also picked the best companies to supply them, because we can’t settle for any less.

Stop by! We’re open 7 days a week, 7am-noon, and later on weekends 🙂

See you soon!!

Keep On Trunkin’,

-Solomon at Zelky’s

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August 17, 2018


We fell in love with the donut rings the first time we tried them so we obviously knew you guys would love them too.

We just didn’t know how much . . !

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The feedback has been so positive from you! All we hear are good things- and so many people can’t help but come back for seconds on their Zelky’s Rings buckets.

If there’s anything huge you get from this post, let it be that we’re thankful for you.

Your business, your laughs and smiles, but ultimately for being a part of our Zelky’s family! You’re the reason we work so hard.

In other news, we were featured on both 92.7 WGMD and the Henney Report this week!

“We have been working on this for quite some time now and are glad that we were finally able to open this summer before the season ended.” You can read the rest of what we said in the Henney Report here!

Tune back here in a week for some more exciting updates!

-Solomon at Zelky’s

(second photo credit to @nancyhoang)

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