Monday, August 31, 2009

Cruel, Cruel Cruller

For years I've seen boxes of donuts in the grocery store from the Koffee Kup Bakery of Burlington, VT, but never tried them. Their smiling donut spokesman and a sale price of $1.99 finally wore me down, and I recently bought a box of devils food chocolate donuts:

The box features their wonderful mascot, Mr. Cruller (it's in tiny lettering on his cap):
Curiously, he's Mr. Cruller, not Mr. Kruller.

I'm usually an ardent food label-reader, but this time I just looked at Mr. Cruller and put the box in the cart. Only when I got it home did I notice Mr. Cruller pointing to the horrific nutrition facts on the back:

I know donuts aren't health food, but 8 grams of trans fats per donut?! I thought that stuff was banned!! I'm seriously disappointed with Mr. Cruller. Mr. Peanut would never try to lead people astray like that.

Not wanting to meet Mr. Balloon Angioplasty next, I decided to forgo Mr. Cruller. This was a difficult decision since I hate wasting food (there are people starving in China, after all). To ease my guilty conscience, I decided to at least take a few pictures of the donuts before disposing of them as hazardous waste. So I got out the googly eyes and snapped away:

Not very original, I know, but there are few things that can't be improved upon by the addition of a pair of googly eyes. These particular eyes required quite a bit of scrubbing to remove the greasy residue after the photo shoot. Mr. Cruller will be staying on the grocery store shelf from now on.

1 comment:

Waffle Whiffer [Brandon] said...

Oh, I need to get one of those boxes with the cool mascot! But Vermont is so far away...

Yes, googly eyes make everything better!