Saturday, March 04, 2006

Krispy Kreme Krack

If you read Chris' blog, then you know how I have come to write about Krispy Kreme. If you haven't read it... or if it's just too "Gamer-Geek" for you, I'll sum up.

Basically, a very popular online comic strip set in the world of gamers and geeks (and created by gamers and geeks) did a strip the other day about a joint venture that has just been announced between Jim Lee (a comic artist and god of sorts) and Sony Online Entertainment. Despite the immense popularity of some of Sony's games (okay, well... EverQuest), many gamers (and employees/former employees) of SOE are not happy with the products they put out. Therefore, this merger between an extremely well-respected talent and a huge corporate evil-doer is a little frightening for some, and downright terrifying for others.

In this strip, an analogy was made between said merger and a merger that would put human excrement into Krispy Kreme doughnuts. (I avoided saying sh*t out of respect for poor Jessey, who I am sure is struggling to rebound from her Lenten relapse and give another go at not cursing. Go, Jessey!) In what must be the best display of huge corporate evil-doer sense of humor EVER, Sony Online Entertainment sent the creators of said comic strip 100 boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. That's 1200 doughnuts, folks. That is, as they say, a LOT of dough. Nuts.

So, naturally, since reading this whole issue a couple of days ago... the Krispy Kreme storm has been a brewing in our minds here at the house. We were both thinking about them, but we weren't speaking of our thoughts, lest they become actions.

Well, Chris had to go to the grocery store today for something else (Athena has a nasty cold and we are low on Pediacare), and sure enough, he came home with a beautiful one dozen KK glazed doughnuts. And of course, he and Athena had one each immediately upon arriving home. Then, I had one right after dinner... even though I was quite full. And you know what? I want another. And it has me thinking... what IS it about those sugary, fatty treats that make them so incredibly addictive? I literally am uncomfortably full, and I feel confident that as soon as I post this blog entry, I will probably go eat another one.

So what is it that makes us crave these treats like nothing else? My favorite theory is that we feel the need to eat them immediately because when they are stale, they are NASTY, and they get stale quick. In fact, that's another interesting phenomenon... how can something taste SO good when fresh, and so icky when stale? These are magic doughnuts!

And now I wonder, how many of YOU will have to give into the craving within 48 hours of reading this. I wonder if the government has ever tested these yummies for illegal substances. It's got to be something way worse than sugar... it just has to be.

15 comments:

jen said...

Hmmm. This reminds me of something... Two words for ya: Moe's and Crack. Good thing I'm not much of a Krispy Kreme girl. That said, put a John Cracktostan in from of me (or a dozen Dunkin' Donuts), and it's not a pretty sight.

Bern said...

I remember when I first arrived in Charlotte (and still jetlagged) after a 31-hours flight, the first thing I did was wake my poor husband up at 5.30am..and whispered in his ear "Let's go get some Krispy Kreme donuts"!!! And he gave me that look and asked " Are you pregnant??"

A Girl From Texas said...

I love Krispy Kreme. I think that we are losing them, though. There was a news report not too long ago that they were pulling out of Houston. I didn't hear the whole thing and am assuming I understood it correctly.

I think I'm just going to sit on a corner and eat some worms. :(

eaf said...

Yes, they are having some financial woes. They say they started with the low-carb craze, but now folks are saying there may have been some mismanagement (shocker, I know). Fortunately, they were founded in Winston Salem, NC, so we will be the last place they disappear from. :-)

Amy said...

I'm not a fan of krispy kremes either. But then my favorite donuts are the plain circle cake donut and, if I'm feeling adventurous, *gasp* the old fashioned. they are just too sweet for me, what with the not being able to smell and all, sweetness apparently is heightened.

A Girl From Texas said...

They are so light and fluffy, tooo.

I'm going ot have to go find some KK's pretty soon and work off this craving.

Staci said...

One good thing about Port Angeles, (aka Ghettosville),... we are about 100 miles from any Krispy Kreme franchise. Whew!

Cathy said...

I LOVE KK's, too. Fortunately, we would have to drive for one and a half hours to get warm glazed ones. (They've only gotten as far north as Alexandria, VA.) That said, Sheetz gets a fresh selection everyday and their boston creme or raspberry-filled ones are pretty good. Still, nothing beats warm fresh ones. *sigh*

Jason said...

You can resurrect stale ones in the microwave, BTW. Gets them back to 90% of peak deliciousness.

eaf said...

Eh... I've tried that microwave trick. I don't think it's the same, but then, I'm one of those weirdos who like mine cool. I don't like them when they are warm at all... the Hot Doughnuts Now sign means nothing to me. Generally, I'm a cake doughnut girl. It's when you can catch them between warm and stale... yummmmmmmmy.

Jessey said...

I can't swear because of God, and I CAN'T eat KK because of my big fat butt...
I'm so depressed.

eaf said...

Wow... it does seem the cards are stacked against you!

I heard a while back KK was test marketing a lowfat doughnut. Those must be N-A-S-T-Y. Bleh.

I'm glad I got the craving done with while still pregnant and full of excuses to eat what I want. :-)

Brant said...

Kathy - They're further north than Alexandria. We've got 'em here in Columbus.

And next time we're in town, you've got ask Shelli to tell you the story about the first time she had Krispy Kreme. It was October of '99 and we had Rich in the car with us, and I had a hankering for KK and Shelli was wondering what the big deal was, and... let her tell the rest.

Cyndy said...

It's Dunkin Donuts or no donuts for this woman. My daddy is on a new chemo drug and is so sick from it. The only thing he can eat is Krispy Kreme donuts.

My mother was buying the three day old dozen from the local grocery store. Who the hell feeds a terminally ill man stale donuts? So, this week I've met the KK truck at the local Mapco for fresh donuts every morning. I never would have though that Krispy Kreme donuts would one day play such an important role in my life.

Cathy said...

That was me above. Not sure who Cyndy is but for some reason blogger has the two of us mixed up. Strange things are going on with blogger tonight!