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(Yahoo)   Krispy Kreme to offer low-sugar, low-taste donut   ( divider line
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2004-03-12 12:29:44 AM  
Give me a Dunkin' or a Tim Hortons donut anytime over a farkin' Krispy Kreme, those things are ass.
2004-03-12 12:29:59 AM  
when are they going to come out with a true Adkins version, without any bread that you eat with a fork.
2004-03-12 12:30:23 AM  
mordred42: Actually your man juice is chock full of carbs.
Quiet, you fool! My girlfriend drops in here now & then!

2004-03-12 12:31:55 AM  
Will KK remove the cocaine just like coke did?

/going to KK when I die
2004-03-12 12:36:04 AM  
I'm glad they got Clint Beaver's opinion on this important burning issue.
2004-03-12 12:39:53 AM  
For you atkins and low carb people, do you really not have that much self control that the world has to be nerfed for you? I see how this new super donut would be good for diabetics, but don't you feel like a little child whose parents have to give you a juice cup and only half your portions? This is what the current onslaught of miracle food appears to be from the outside. You can't be trusted to drink one or two beers- we'll give you a low carb solution. Oh no, you can't stop yourself from supersizing everything, we are going to have to take that away. Can't be bothered to eat carrots or something healthy? We'll give you fatfree chips that can give you loose stool.

I think it's starting to get out of hand.
2004-03-12 12:41:02 AM  
mordred42, whats the suggested serving size?
2004-03-12 12:41:47 AM  
honestly, wtf? next thing you know they got 1 calorie donuts, then atkin's donuts then its anarchy!!!
2004-03-12 12:43:14 AM  
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2004-03-12 12:46:00 AM  
Just FYI...I work at starbucks and see a lot of "morons" trying to do Atkins. They'll get a Venti Heavy Whipping Creme Caramel Macciato (sp). A CM has vanilla syrup in it and caramel sauce on top. Even with Sugar Free Vanilla syrup and no caramel sauce (which most people get regardless if I tell them how terrible it is for them) the whip cream they decide to put on it has friggin sugar in it.

So what they wind up with is:
about 20-70 grams of sugar
and over 2000% of your DV of saturated "heart attack around the corner" fat.

friggin morons decide to do atkins and don't realize what a carb is. ITS MORE THAN JUST A BUZZWORD.
2004-03-12 12:47:45 AM  
A donut without flour and sugar is nothing but deep fried air.

Just oil and air. You may as well eat a fingerful of margarine instead.

/Atkins approves from the grave
2004-03-12 12:48:15 AM  
Everyone who is interested, please look into the use of tagatose as an alternative to sugar (as mentioned in a fairly recent Wired).

And I'm glad everyone is enjoying the obese, bed-ridden man.
2004-03-12 12:53:38 AM  
It's all about marketing to the obese.

Now, instead of, "I'll have 2 dozen donuts and a diet coke."

It'll be, "I'll take four dozen sugar free donuts and a keg of Pepsi please."
2004-03-12 12:54:33 AM  
Jeez, people. Dr. Atkins is far from the Antichrist. Krispy Kreme does not have their trucks drive 50 MPH through residential areas, intentionally running over pets and small children.

Do they?
2004-03-12 12:58:02 AM  
TakayamaTK4- Heh, I work at a B&N cafe that serves all the stuff you do. People always ask me for a breve because they are on atkins, what they don't realize is that half and half only has 1 carb, but the serving size is 2 teaspoons and that an entire venti has just as many carbs as milk. I laugh at them and pressure them in to buying's fun.
2004-03-12 01:06:26 AM  

friggin morons decide to do atkins and don't realize what a carb is. ITS MORE THAN JUST A BUZZWORD.

Amen! Annoys the hell out of me when I see someone tossing their bread out of their meal, then still drinking their soda to 'wash it down.'
2004-03-12 01:07:48 AM  
a keg of Pepsi please

Gotta love that "Mega Jug" at KFC.
2004-03-12 01:12:59 AM  

"For you atkins and low carb people, do you really not have that much self control that the world has to be nerfed for you? ... You can't be trusted to drink one or two beers- we'll give you a low carb solution."

I'm not forcing you to eat any of the low carb shiite, let me drink my carb-free tequila and mind your own food. It's not really a question of self control, it is a matter of quality and variety of food. Lets face it if you eat eggs, meat and cheese all the time it gets boring. It is nice to be able to have options like the low carb bread that are in stores now. If the low carb menu expands to doughnuts then that is great too. So I don't understand your hostility to a diet food when it doesn't even affect you.
2004-03-12 01:13:51 AM  
Oh yeah, don't get me started on pastries. I work in the Houston med center and there are three types of customers.

A) normal customers
B) overweight nurses who get the most fattening thing available
c) overweight nurses who are on a diet and think things like pecan bars are healthy (depsite the chocolate and caramel drenched over them)

Generally speaking, however, they're all nice people.
2004-03-12 01:18:25 AM  
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2004-03-12 01:23:34 AM  
Eat regular donuts, just don't shovel them into your mouth boxes at a time. I know because I'm perfect.
2004-03-12 01:27:48 AM  
mordred42- There are many nutrionists who say that this is the exact thing that killed low-fat diets and it will do the Atkins in as well. There was a diet doctor from Harvard on t.v. the other night that was saying with the low fat diets people had to eat descent food and therefore lost weight. Then low-fat snack food hit the market and instead of eating apples and oranges people started eating low-fat and no fat cookies, chips, etc, thus eating more calories and more of them empty leading to the failure of low-fat diet. He predicted the same thing will happen to Atkins with-in 1-2 years. Looks like it's starting.
2004-03-12 01:48:57 AM  
as Martin Luther said, if you're going to sin, sin big.

Ever try those low-carb 'energy bars'? Bllaaaugh. I've eaten glue with better texture and less aftertaste.

*horses whinny*
2004-03-12 01:55:35 AM  

You are making an analogy, which don't always apply to science. Low carb diets work on basic physiological principles. Not counting the monkies who have no idea what a carbohydrate is (like the guy I saw order his Whopper with no bread and then get the SUPER SIZED FRIES), if you adhere to the diet you will lose weight. What is so empty about bread made from soy? It provides omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Splenda is just chlorinated sucrose. Tastes good going down but doesn't get absorbed (85% passed in stool, the remaining 15% excreted in urine).

So I say let the culinary wizards flourish with low carb innovation. I will be here to reap the benefits.
2004-03-12 02:07:18 AM  
Classic marketing mistake.

You never, ever go back on what you are known for, it inevitably leads to failure. Krispy Kreme is known for what? Dripping hot pieces of confectionary sin. They even built their restaurants so you can see the doughnuts getting made and run through the icing machine. It's what made them famous.

So why muddle what made you famous by trying to twist it into something else?

Examples: The Xerox Computer (yes, they did exist. superior to the early IBM PC in every way, they sold like suntan lotion in Siberia. People simply said "Xerox makes copiers, not must be crap")

Mercedes Trucks (they do exist...but not in the USA. Oh sure, they're fantastic work trucks, every bit as good as a Dodge or Ford or Chevy. They've cultivated the image of the supreme status symbol and luxury car...why on earth would they damage that image by selling grungy work trucks? They're obviously too smart for that)

For the supreme example of maintaining calrity of message, one needs look no further than Proctor and Gamble. Wanna wash dishes? You've got Joy dishwashing soap for they have Joy for grease? No. That's called Dawn (tough on grease!). Is there a Dawn for the dishwasher or a gentle on your hands version of Dawn? Nope, that's Cascade and Ivory respectively. All made by the same company. They know not to try to make one product name and image stand for too much.

In some limited cases, mainly for low ticket items with a weak image, it can work and it's called line extension. Clairol hair colors, shampoo, hairspray etc is a good example there.

People live for the "hot doughnuts now" educated guess is that the cry for "hot fat free half calorie doughnuts now" thing will sputter, fizzle, and eventually die a quiet death.
2004-03-12 02:38:46 AM  
In my humble opinion, sperm should not count as carbs in Atkins. It's like liquified meat!

/Tengo menos que nada
2004-03-12 02:46:00 AM  
This is getting really ridiculous with this low carb craze for everything. If you are really worried about carbs eating a donut, walk your fat ass around the park or go for a bike ride. This is totally out of hand.
Today I went to get a friggin bagel and the girl asked me if I'd be interested in a low carb bagel. I asked her if she thought I looked like I needed to watch my weight and she goes, "No, but we have to ask everyone"
Low carb bagel= 22 grams of carbs.
Freakin unreal...
2004-03-12 03:05:13 AM  

Man I am the insomniac low carb advocate tonight or what. The bagel of which you speak has 5 grams of dietary fiber (cellulose which is not absorbed) so lets drop that effective carbs down to 17. Many people can have 60+ grams of carbs a day and still maintain their weight so I don't know why you mock the actual 16 carb bagel (versus 45+ grams of carbs in a normal bagel). That many carbs is perfectly fine. And yes it is good to keep your physical activity up. But once again why do you despise the mere existence of low carb foods? The girl at the counter didn't force feed you this low carb wonder did she? Chill out, ranters.

/end rant
2004-03-12 03:28:39 AM  
I'm a diabetic and on atkins so that sounds good to me, and I dont even eat donuts.
2004-03-12 03:31:57 AM  
I'm on Atkins, mordred, I'll back you up. I sometimes mention it and get a slew of questions (How long on it, how much weight lost, how hard is it?)

I plan to get into a more balanced diet when I'm down to a weight I want to keep. My cholesterol level went up sharply at first but is slowly coming down, and yes, it does work. But it only works for the committed (ie, people who will do it whole-heartedly through the first two weeks, which are sometimes tortuous). People who try to do it as a kind of 'spot treatment' for culinary sins are going to fail.

It's also made me a better cook, since most prepackaged foods are strictly off-limits.
2004-03-12 03:33:50 AM  
"Krispy Kreme to offer low-sugar, low-taste donut"

So all they're doing is removing the sugar, I see.

[/best doughnuts are locally made. Screw those corporate Crisco-bagels]
2004-03-12 04:03:04 AM  
They're not already "low-taste"?

I've also never understood the fascination with such craptacular "donuts" made from "idiot-proof" mixes. They're consistent, I'll give them that. But damn, I'd rather pay $.75-1.60 for ONE hand made donut, made from scratch at my local shop.

Having said that, KK sucks ass.
2004-03-12 05:20:41 AM  
Krispy Kreme lover Clint Beaver said that while a low-sugar doughnut is a good idea, he doubted he would give up on the original glazed variety.

"As for me, I'll die eating the fattening doughnuts," said Beaver, a student at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
2004-03-12 05:39:15 AM  
this is not stupid like the submitter indicated.

krispy kreme donuts are freaking nasty, as it is now they are pure sugar, make me sick just thinking about it, way more than other donuts i can get around here

/that is all
2004-03-12 06:07:48 AM  
Lick my balls, Fark biatches
2004-03-12 06:38:06 AM  
Here's how to kill a Krispy Kreme addiction before it ever starts:

1. Buy sampler (dozen original glazed + dozen other flavors)
2. Eat as much of the sampler as you can during that day
3. Drink a bottle of Minute Maid lemon juice

The disgusting feeling in your throat and stomach will give you enough incentive to never want to touch a Krispy Kreme ever again.
2004-03-12 06:59:01 AM  
I bought a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts for the first time a few weeks ago and was completely overwhelmed. Are they supposed to melt in your mouth like that? They're like some deliciously evil treat meant to entice you to grab another and another. Pretty soon your stomach feels like it's going to explode and you're lying on the couch in agony wondering why the hell you just ate a box of donuts. (OK, not really that last part, but one or two are damn tasty and did melt in my mouth. I've NEVER had a donut that did that before).
2004-03-12 08:30:03 AM  
"As for me, I'll die eating the fattening doughnuts," said Beaver, a student at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

How right you are.


2004-03-12 08:55:06 AM  
Yeah! Now I can eat 30 a day and still be a body builder!
2004-03-12 09:19:23 AM  

They're EVIL I tell you!! I'm guessing you got a box of hot (or at least still WARM) KK's... They do indeed melt in your mouth.

MY 2 CENTS FOR THE ATKINS DEAL - I generally limit my carbs ant eat lots of vegies.... BUT I WILL NEVER EAT A LOW CARB KK DOUGHNUT!!! If I'm gonna indulge, I'm doin it all the way!
2004-03-12 09:20:38 AM  
The donut of the month last month was the Oreo Cookie donut. It's frosted with a what looks like white frosting with oreo cookie crumbles on it, and it's filled with what looks like chocolate frosting with oreo cookie crumbles mixed in. I ate three in one night. I thought I was gonna die.

Then again, the devils cake donuts are just as yummy.

It's fun to walk into our local KK with a couple kids and we all get a free donut - the kids get one with sprinkles.

And what is it with kids and sprinkles?

And why the hell do people in Massachusetts call sprinkles "Jimmies". People thought I was retarded when I came out here (Ohio) and asked for an ice cream cone with Jimmies. They're like "who's Jimmy and why do you want him on your ice cream?"

/trying to figure out a way to get out of work to drive 20+ miles to the nearest KK
2004-03-12 10:03:01 AM  
so basically, they'll be turning into Craptastic Dunkin Doughnuts? phhhtttt.

If I want doughnts, I want doughnuts. I know what goes along with eating one. Fat, sugar, fat sugar, and glaze.

2004-03-12 10:17:15 AM  
I think I've found my new porn name.

Why hello Mr. Bond, my name is Beaver, Clint Beaver.
2004-03-12 11:20:51 AM  
"As for me, I'll die eating the fattening doughnuts," said Beaver, a student at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

2004-03-12 11:47:23 AM  
Um.....just for the record, the article says nothing about the Atkins diet... It's about a low-sugar donut, not a no sugar / low carb donut.....dumbass
2004-03-12 01:10:28 PM  
The Dunkin Donut apple fritter is the best donut in the world!

I remember driving through Virginia once & we stopped at a mythical store, like a conveniance store, but only in the middle of it was a table loaded with some sort of apple-donuts. We bought a bag of them and they were the best donuts in memory. I wish we had a KK nearby, but the nearest one is in Greenville.

We did have a "Donut Connection" store open up in Clemson SC, but they were charging an arm & a leg for their donuts and after a while it seemed as if the cheap bastards were actually selling day-old donuts as if they were new and lying about it. I mean, even their apple-fritters tasted stale! The humanity of it all! Eventually less & less people were shopping from it & the store finally shut down after being open for about 4 months. It is a shame too, we could really use a nice big donut store that sells a good variety at a good price. Till then, its grocery-store donuts, which are ok. Ingles makes some good applefriters and glazed donuts, & bilo & Winn Dixie sell Krispy Kremes, which are great, but pricey. I mean, $5.50 for a dozen, or around $4.00 for 6? Its like they want us to gain weight. The only economical and smart way to purchase them is to buy a dozen, but they only last a day before going stale so you have to eat a dozen donuts in 24 hours. When I get a major donut craving I just purchase a dozen, take it to work, eat 2 or 3 and let my coworkers enjoy the rest. If you have read this far to my ramblings, thanks.

I have fond memories of eating donuts since I was a kid. Its like the ultimate treat mom would buy us on weekends. Its a wonder my sister & I are of normal weight today. Well, we do work hard at it actually. lifting weight, eating healthy (mostly). cheers
2004-03-12 01:26:20 PM  
get your donuts at the local bakery and stop the generic suburbanization of america!!!

/or something
2004-03-12 05:43:44 PM  
Maybe now Krispy Kreme will have an edible donut. Those sickly sweet sugar dunked pieces of crap are NASTY.
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