Thursday, August 19, 2010

Donut Cheeseburgers Coming to Kentucky

A Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger may not sound very good to you, but I'm intrigued by the concept. (Then again, I have a stainless steel stomach when it comes to "fair food", having been an early adopter of the deep-fried Twinkie and the deep-fried cheesecake.)

Well rejoice, my fellow arteriosclerotics-in-training, the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger is coming to the Kentucky State Fair. According to Cailley Hammel at Bluegrass Moms, the creation was tried out at the Wisconsin State Fair, where a donut was cleaved lengthwise like a bagel to form the two buns for the meat. However, at Kentucky's fair, they're reportedly using an entire donut for each of the buns. Crazy, man, crazy. But I am so there.

Predictably, the media attention about the donutburger is leaning heavily on scare-tactic health warnings, as if eating a donutburger all at once is somehow much worse than eating a donut for breakfast and a burger for lunch. They did they same thing when KFC announced its Double Down Bacon Sandwich that used slabs of fried chicken instead of buns, and I don't think anyone ended up going to the emergency room over it.

Instead of counting calories or fat grams, I urge you to watch your intake of trans-fats/hydrogenated oils instead, because that's what'll kill you. (and Krispy Kreme donuts, before you ask, dear reader, are virtually trans-fat free!)

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