I guess the marriage of bacon and morning pastry at Dunkin’ Donuts was inevitable.
The chain first introduced the Glazed Breakfast Sandwich in April, Eater National reported. But only customers in Massachusetts got to try this sandwich made up of a fried egg and bacon between two glazed doughnuts.
But lest we not forget that Kentucky’s been doing this meat-and-doughnut sandwich thing for years.
I think I just finished digesting the doughnut cheeseburger I ate at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair. Even though the dish was pretty tasty, I don’t know if I have the gumption to eat another one this decade. But I’m willing to give DD’s version a whirl.
Will you try Dunkin’ Donuts’ new doughnut sandwich?
I don’t have anything against Dunkin’ Donuts, but I’m planted on Team Krispy. Like other folks who weighed in on this divisive issues (it’s tearing families apart, I tell ya), my alliance has more to do with nostalgia than anything else. I grew up about two minutes away from the Krispy Kreme in Shively, which makes this doughnut chain an important part of my formidable years as a chubby kid.
Now it’s time for you to pick a team. You have a week to vote. Take your opinion to Twitter with #teamdunkin or #teamkrispy hastags.
And for all you Nord’s Bakery lovers, don’t fret. This local gem will be an option in a future poll.
Starting next week, Bits and Pieces will return to Mondays. Now, on to the news.
This first news item brought a tear to my eye. Some experts say that chocolate will be an expensive rarity similar to caviar in 20 years, according to an article in The Independent of London. According to the newspaper, the demand for chocolate exceeds the supply of cocoa beans, which make for a beastly crop to tend that yields little reward for farmers. We need to get the Oompa Loompas on this one.
Speaking of chocolate, Betty Crocker has devised a marketing plan to sell its Warm Delights dessert and play up on feminine stereotypes. According to the website Jezebel, the company has created a free PMS app. Check the link – I can’t make this one up. When it’s a woman’s time of the month, she and her partner will receive a coupon for Warm Delights to satisfy cravings for chocolate. From Betty Crocker via Jezebel:
When it’s “that time of the month,” most girls could really use a couple of things: a little advanced warning, a bit more understanding and support, and a lot of chocolate. … This free app also helps guys navigate this special time – from a place to practice foot massage, to suggested escape routes. Because sometimes the best thing to do is get her chocolate and get out of the way.
For the busy breakfast eater in all of us, Dunkin Donuts has launched Sausage Pancake Bites, little pieces of meat wrapped in syrup-soaked pancake, according to The Consumerist. I’ll just skip this and have the coffee, thanks.
The LA Times did a wonderful profile of Gluten-Free Girl, aka Shauna James Ahern, aka blogger, aka author. Shauna turned a diagnosis of celiac disease into an avenue to share her story and tasty recipes. Kudos to her success.
Starbucks will join a host of other companies as it raises the prices of certain coffee drinks, according to an article in Business First of Louisville. The increased prices come as a response to the soaring costs of coffee beans, the article states. Other companies that have raised coffee prices include J.M. Smucker Co., the parent company of Folger’s and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and Kraft Foods Inc., which includes Maxwell House coffee.
This is kind of a bummer – Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will remove its “all natural” label from some of its frozen treats after debate about the validity of that claim. According to NPR:
The flavors containing alkalized cocoa, corn syrup, and partially hydrogenated soybean oil particularly irked the folks over at the Center for the Science in the Public Interest, who had asked the company to stop using “all natural” claims last month in a letter to parent company Unilever.
Don’t like eating at that restaurant that got a B grade on the health inspection? Well, their kitchen is probably cleaner than yours. The Los Angeles County health department conducted a study on home kitchens that showed that one in seven home kitchens would not pass the standard restaurant home inspection, according to the Poynter Institute.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against the makers of POM Wonderful for “false and unsubstantiated” claims that pomegranate can prevent and treat everything from “heart disease to erectile dysfunction,” according to an article from the Chicago Tribune. I don’t know if the company’s advertising is true, but that POM juice makes a heckuva smoothie ingredient.