October 31, 2003

America - Global Terrorists...Global Food Terrorists

POST #    537

As a stockholder, this is what I like to see.

With the opening of a Krispy Kreme in Harrods earlier this month, the term "hot now" doesn't conjure up thoughts of stories in a London tab anymore.

This of course, comes at a price, the increasing waistlines of Europeans. The New York Times reports that, the Europeans are catching up to Americans in their rate of obesity. The obesity rate in British children has tripled in the last 10 years. In parts of southern Italy, 36% of 9 year olds were obese or overweight. In Spain, the figure hits 27% for children and adolescents.

Krispy Kreme obviously isn't the only cause, but other foods, like McDonald's, have also made their way across the Atlantic. The increased fatty food intake, the larger portions, and the increasing sloth-like state of children are all factors, much like they are here in America.

Brooke Smith, a KKD spokeswoman, said that doughnuts "are a normal part of a healthy, balanced diet. We are a taste treat." They sure are, they sure are...

Oh, and did you know that one original glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut has less calories than a plain bagel? It's true, I saw it on TV, and everything you see on TV is true. Sure, I'm not talking about fat or anything, minor detail.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 8:37 AM



that is SO TRUE about the donut vs. bagel and is also true of dunkin (which is clearly superior to kk). a donut also has about 1/3 of the calories and fat of a typical muffin. shocking! so you think your raisin bran muffin is cleaning out your colon AND good for your heart? think again, buddy! get the 2 donuts and coffee deal. tastier and relatively better for you. i sound like a donut nazi now, which i'm not. just some consumer education.

Posted by: jess at November 3, 2003 10:53 PM

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