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.