Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Healthy Low-Carb Making Krispy Kreme Fall

Are the days of bringing boxes of doughnuts to work almost history?

I'm sorry that I don't feel remorse for Krispy Kreme because I don't.

This Tampa Bay TV-10 news story about three Krispy Kreme doughnut shops closing their doors for good in the Tampa Bay, Florida area may be a sign of bigger things to come nationwide in the coming year as other businesses that are based on very unhealthy high-carb products must decide whether they can withstand the continuing and rapid decline in sales.

The "unexpected" closing of stores was attributed to a renewed health-conscious customer base concerned about weight gain and the corporate bigwigs at Krispy Kreme still "blames the low-carb Atkins diet fad for its troubles." This is the same old song and dance show they've been giving us for the past year or so!

But, but, but...

Didn't the "low-carb fad" pass us about a year or two ago already? If that "fad" was truly fleeting and is now well in the past, then why the heck would it STILL be having an effect on doughnut sales in the year 2006? Hmmmmmm? Do you think we're all just a bunch of morons, Krispy Kreme? Take a look in the mirror!

The REALITY of the situation is that more and more people are realizing that doughnuts really are the worst possible food you could put in your mouth if you are livin' la vida low-carb. This is bad news for my local state senator Glenn Reese who happens to own the local Krispy Kreme doughnuts shop in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Of course, you've got people eating a donut bacon cheeseburger at a minor league ballpark, so maybe doughnuts aren't completely out of favor with people yet. But their final days are already underway. We can certainly hope.

I for one will NEVER EVER EVER EVER put one of those sugar-infested, flour-filled worthless pieces of so-called food products in my mouth again for the rest of my life. Just the thought of a doughnuts now gives me a gag reflex. Buh-buh-buh-BLECH!!! :P Somebody gotta mop I can use to clean this up? :D


Blogger Lowcarb_dave said...

Jimmy in Australia, Krispy Kremes are openning their first shops.

Unfortunately for us, they have customers lined up for miles (literally).

On television I saw a lot of obese people in those lines.

I think in Australia most people have given up on the idea of a healthy life, because Low Fat is still the number one choice for diets.

7/18/2006 8:07 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Isn't it the irony of all ironies that a nation full of low-fat dieters would be lining up for miles to get a high-fat product like a Krispy Kreme doughnut?

Dave, the low-fat mentality still rules large here in America and probably will continue until something earthshattering happens from a medical or nutritional perspective either with an event or personality that brings something else (like livin' la vida low-carb?!) to the forefront.

It's coming here and in the land down under. :)

7/18/2006 8:47 PM  
Blogger Newbirth said...

I haven't has a KK donut in a long time, but I still love them. :)

7/18/2006 9:45 PM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

Sugar, white flour and the worst kind of fats. YECH! I don't understand how anybody can even think of consuming one of these horrible abberations. And it's easy to make a healthy alternative!

So YEAH - finally some good news, closing these shops. Maybe, just maybe, they will develop a line of low-carb alternatives? Hmmm. Don't think so...

7/20/2006 1:59 AM  
Blogger cherlita said...

As a carb addict, Donuts were my "drug" of choice. One was too many and a dozen was never enough. I'm with you Jimmy, never EVER AGAIN will a donut cross my lips.

7/20/2006 1:54 PM  

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