Wednesday, August 24, 2011

High Fashion and Low-Down Dirty Crooks: This Week in Doughnut News from Across the Pond

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM

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How many of you have had a morning like this? You roll up to your favorite doughnut (or donut) shop, survey the case filled with the glazed and the chocolate-frosted, the cream-filled and the sprinkled, and say to yourself, "Damn, I wish there were a doughnut with the flavor of Glamour magazine."

If you're nodding your head in agreement, then you're in luck: Glamour and Krispy Kreme have combined forces to offer Glamour-branded doughnuts.

Glamour hasn't been this hip since George Costanza masturbated to it on Seinfeld.

We know what you're asking yourself: "What the hell does a Glamour-branded doughnut taste like?"

Gut Check was sent a sample, and our panel of professional tasters found a top note of toenail polish, with a soupçon of cleansing facial scrub and a lingering bitter aftertaste of shame about the size of our asses.

Actually, the doughnuts are topped with either a strawberry or orange glaze. Also, sadly, these doughnuts will be available only in the U.K. as part of a marketing push behind London Fashion Week, reports Ad Age:
"The two brands have developed a bespoke treat creating a positive association between fashion and food," said a statement from the companies.
Bespeaking of doughnuts: The Glamour-Krispy Kreme partnership is a rare moment of grace in a summer filled with some shameful doughnut deed, like the woman accused of prostituting herself through a Dunkin' Donut drive-thru window or the Dunkin' Donuts employee accused of spitting in a cop's coffee.

Sadly, even in Europe, this trend continues. The AP files a report on an operation by Greek police to take down doughnut vendors -- "two Bulgarian men and a former Greek wrestling champion" -- who were intimidating rivals through violence. Besides blackmail and fraud, the doughnut vendors face accusations of unsanitary practices:
...police found they had stashed their product in an abandoned hotel that was open to the elements and used by bathers as a toilet.
(h/t: Eater)

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