Tuesday, March 06, 2007
  A healthy donut?
I was in the gas station today and glanced over at the donut display case. Much to my amusement, the variety of the month was a whole wheat glazed specialty donut from Krispy Kreme.

You've got to wonder what the people in the marketing department were thinking. Do they really imagine that people who care about eating healthy foods are going to see the whole wheat label, and say, "Wow! A healthy donut!" and buy a dozen to take home? I mean, a few flecks of wheat germ are not gonna rescue that baby from the bottom of the junk food list!

Besides, just the notion of a whole wheat donut makes my stomach turn.
 
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Hi, Pamela! (I followed your link from Backspace.)

As a doughnut-lover, I am highly disturbed by the idea of a whole-wheat doughnut. They can't be that much healthier! Although if anybody could make a good one, it would be Krispy Kreme.
 
Not to comment on the most flip of this entire page of posts ... well, actually, that's exactly what I'm doing. ;-)

I've heard people say they think taking vitamin pills literally cancels out the junk they eat. I've heard carb-watchers say they think fiber cancels out carbohydrates, so if they take fiber pills it makes up for that extra cannoli. One should never underestimate the general degree of nutritional ignorance among perfectly well-meaning consumers. Bring on the omega-3 enhanced banana splits!
 
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