Monday, August 27, 2007

Dunkin' Donuts: Pioneering the "Healthier" Donut

For any of you that know me, I am a Dunkin' Donuts coffee fanatic. The day that the added "turbo" (or espresso) is truly a day that changed my life. In any event, I'm thankful every day that I do not like sweets- mainly because I like other foods too much already! :)

So, for those of you that like donuts, this is your day. DD just announced that by October 15, 50 menu items will have no "trans fat". Not to be stupid... but what is the difference? Isn't fat basically just fat... when did it move from being saturated/unsaturated and then trans... whatever. Fat is fat - like jeans are jeans. :) hahah...

Dunkin’ is ahead of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., which has yet to roll out a zero gram trans fat doughnut but hopes to do so. Brian Little, a spokesman for the North Carolina-based chain, said, “We continue to work aggressively with outside supply partners, and our goal is to get to zero trans fatty acids while maintaining great Krispy Kreme taste.”
A call seeking comment from another chain, California-based Winchell’s Donut House, wasn’t immediately returned.
Starbucks Corp., Dunkin’s Seattle-based rival in the coffee shop niche, said in May that it would cut artificial trans fats out of its food and drink by year’s end in stores in the continental U.S., Alaska and Canada.

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