We made a stop on the way to visit the Belgian Wonder’s niece.It was just a couple of blocks from the freeway exit.This stop can almost be considered educational, as the space is set up for field trips, with step-by-step narrative printed on glass panes explaining the machinery.Conveyer belts. Sugar glaze waterfalls. Proofing boxes that look like miniature carnival rides.It’s Krispy Kreme.Yes, in the midst of Lent, in direct contradiction of our health goals and complicating our battle of the bulge, we stopped at a Krispy Kreme store that actually makes the doughnuts.This “How Stuff Works” video shows you the large-scale, Krispy Kreme doughnut-making process. It’s a behind-the-scenes trip through a fairly big factory where they box up the doughnuts to be shipped to grocery stores and quick marts.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Fkaqcd9SA]The store we visited uses the same process and equipment to make them on a small scale.We each sampled a doughnut while there, just to make sure they were up to snuff.Ahhhh….mmmmm……we can officially attest to the fact that they were just fine.So we bought two dozen to take to the niece and her roommates.We shared some of them last night for dessert, and I assume they ate some this morning for breakfast.Then, while poking around on the Internet for things related to Krispy Kreme, I discovered that one Krispy Kreme doughnut is 200 calories.Uh oh.
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200 calories is a heck of a lot better than some of those treats out there that aren’t half as good and have 4 times the calories (each!) I do find it kind of funny though that you bought 2 dozen of them to take with you. LOL I guess they were good.
Well, it was a mission of mercy, so there you go! 🙂
I agree with Kristin, it could have been a lot worse, calorie-wise.
Sometimes it’s just better not to know, eh?
Kristin: We only ate a few and left the rest for the niece and her roomies. I promise! But you do remind me that it could have been worse.
Leila: (see above)
Keri: Ignorance is bliss?
Stretch Mark Mama says
I got two words about that video: WE’RE WATCHING IT FOR “SCHOOL” ON MONDAY.
Also, brushing up on counting skills.
I have been fighting the blues today and this piece is hysterical. Yours truly burst into laughter and could not stop. Krispy Creme hit a note with me…they went out of business in Tucson (too many healthy lifestyles in residence) One word for those little gems….decadent!