I don’t know about you, but I have trouble getting my daily recommended allowance of caffeine. Sure, there’s coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, Red Bull, Jolt gum, etc. But all of these caffeinated items are really hard to find. And only come in limited quantities. And are very, very expensive.
I often find myself thinking, how can I get even more caffeine than what three cups of coffee has to offer? A caffeine-laden doughnut on top of it all would really help.
Wish granted. A North Carolina scientist has finally answered the foremost question in everyone’s minds: how to cram caffeine into baked goods (I guess someone forgot to show him the Pollan article). To read more about the Buzz Donut, which packs the punch of two cups of Joe, treat yourself to the comedic stylings of CNN.
But what really got me going was the news that my favorite “donut” establishment, in lieu of improving the flavor, texture, and overall appeal of its doughnuts, is considering the addition of the Buzz Donut to its repertoire. Because, perhaps, then you won’t notice that their doughnuts suck. And maybe, just maybe, you can set a personal best for caffeine consumption with fewer trips to the loo.
It looks like Dunkin’ Donuts may well be on its way to a menu composed of 100% caffeine. Next in their product line: delicious, sugar-coated needles.
(A special thanks to Harrison3 for keeping me up-to-date on current events.)