Monday, June 9, 2008

Dunkin Donuts

Hear in New York City we now have a new law that says that restaurants need to post calorie contents on their menus. It would seem to be another example of big brother saving us from ourselves, but the law doesn't tell us what to buy.

Every day I go into Dunkin Donuts and buy a medium black coffee. It is a wonderful experience because everyone there knows me so all I have to do is get to the front of the line, grunt and stick out my two dollars and I get my coffee. My kind of morning communications. Occasionally if I am feeling sorry for myself I will buy a donut. I always feel guilty about this because I am a little chubby. (Actually the Wii fitness says I am obese.) Sometimes I will decide to be healthier and instead of the donut I will get an oatmeal raisin cookie or a poppy seed bagel. (Always poppy seed because of the opium) One of my favorite donuts is a Boston Cream. This is a delightful mixture of gently fried dough injected with a yellow gooey substance and than dipped in chocolate. It is so good it must be evil.

So, I went into Dunkin Donuts, and there on the rack of donuts and other goodies behind the counter is a label with the name of the item and the number of calories:
Boston Cream 280; Poppy Seed Bagel 370; Oatmeal Raisin cookie 470. Wow! Who would have thought that being bad had less calories than being good.

5 comments:

NYC Educator said...

You can really be fooled when you think some things are good for you. But I adore Dunkin Donuts coffee, and that will certainly get me in the door and ready to buy other stuff.

The best alternative, of course, is to make coffee at home. Buy it from Fairway. For some reason, when you make Dunkin Donuts coffee at home, it tastes just like the junk you buy in a can.

Ms. Tsouris said...

My favorite Dunkin' Donuts summer breakfast is a medium iced turbo coffee with a little sugar and some milk, and a coffee cake muffin. The latter is 580 calories, so it is a very occasional treat. An alternate treat is a whole wheat donut...I'm sure that's more than 200 calories but who's counting?

Fidgety said...

Cute story. You should taste the coffee in our Rubber Room...

Fidgety said...

Dear Life, Are you still around? We haven't heard from you.

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nice post. i don't care about calories .