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Retiree Arrested When Cops Mistake Doughnut Glaze for Meth

'It's incredible'

(Newser) - "I recognized through my 11 years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic," the Orlando Sentinel quotes a police report by officer Shelby Riggs-Hopkins. Riggs-Hopkins must not have nearly as much experience with doughnuts. The Orlando officer pulled... More »

Krispy Kreme Bought by Keurig Owner for $1.35B

JAB Beech is acquiring the doughnut chain

(Newser) - Krispy Kreme shareholders got a caffeine boost after coffee giant JAB Beech said Monday it is acquiring the doughnut chain, the AP reports. The Luxembourg-based investment firm, which owns Keurig Green Mountain, Peet's Coffee & Tea, and Caribou Coffee, said it is taking the North Carolina doughnut company private... More »

Kids' Health Clinic Renamed After Krispy Kreme Doughnut Binge

But it's for a related charity race, not the doughnut chain itself

(Newser) - In the grand tradition of Jobing.com Arena and the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, the University of North Carolina's NC Children's Specialty Clinic was just rebranded as the Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic, Gawker reports. The website points out the irony: "A place... More »

Krispy Kreme Apologizes for 'KKK Wednesday' Promo

It was supposed to be a fun event for kids, not about the Klan

(Newser) - A UK Krispy Kreme was determined to show kids on winter break a good time, so it promoted on Facebook a weeklong roster of activities that included Funday Monday, Colouring Tuesday, and … KKK Wednesday. The Hull branch of the doughnut purveyor has since taken down the ad, per Mashable... More »

This Exists: The Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger

Indulgent dish is coming to San Diego next month

(Newser) - See ya, calorie-counter: The Krispy Kreme triple cheeseburger has arrived, and photos exist to prove it. Those hoping to actually ingest the "heart-stopping dish" can go to Chicken Charlie's next month at the San Diego County Fair, the Daily News reports. (Note that Charlie's already serves Krispy... More »

The Weird, Wild World of Walmart

Strange stories often take place at the retail giant's stores

(Newser) - Does Walmart imitate life or does life imitate Walmart? The ubiquitous big-box chain is very often the setting for births, deaths, marriages, and strange events, reports the Wall Street Journal . Recent incidents include: a man dressed as a cow who stole 26 gallons of milk from a Virginia store in... More »

Krispy Kreme Burger Sweeps the Nation

Wisconsin State Fair adds chocolate-covered bacon

(Newser) - Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self, you are not doing enough to ensure you die of a heart attack before you have to deal with that nasty growing old nonsense”? Then maybe you should see if your local state fair is selling the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger. It’... More »

The 50 States' Grossest Dishes

From reindeer fat ice cream to 2-foot-long hot dogs

(Newser) - Some states are pudgier than others—here's looking at you, Texas—but none escapes this list of beloved yet fat-filled dishes. Health.com tracked down the worst offender in each of the flabby 50:
  • Alaska: Eskimo Ice Cream, a mix of blackberries and salmon berries—in reindeer fat and seal
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America's 10 Most Noxious Eats

(Newser) - From fries drenched in salad dressing to cheeseburgers mashed between glazed donuts, Americans are not known for always possessing the most refined palettes. Minyanville takes a look at some of the worst offenders.
  • The KFC Famous Bowl, described as tasting like “your nephew’s half-eaten dinner plate”, mixes fried
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New Doughnut Puts Krispy Kreme in Sticky Situation

Australian company says 'Dough-Vo' breaches trademark

(Newser) - Krispy Kreme’s limited edition line of Down Under-themed pastries has prompted an indignant protest from the company that makes a beloved Australian cookie, the BBC reports. The Iced Dough-Vo is a tribute to Arnott’s Iced Vo-Vo biscuit, says the doughnut company. But Arnott’s sees it as a... More »

In Free Inaugural Doughnuts, Abortion Foes See Ploy

In hailing Americans' 'freedom of choice,' Krispy Kreme really promotes abortion

(Newser) - Krispy Kreme stores will honor Barack Obama’s inauguration and Americans’ “freedom of choice” with free doughnuts tomorrow, to the dismay of at least one anti-abortion group, the Chicago Tribune reports. “Celebration of ‘freedom of choice’ is a tacit endorsement of abortion rights on demand,” the... More »

Do Your Civic Duty and Get a Free Sex Toy

Or coffee, doughnuts, ice cream as shops reward US voters

(Newser) - Joining a host of firms rewarding US voters, a sex-toy chain is giving out self-pleasuring devices to customers who have stopped at the polls, MSNBC reports. Men get “Maverick” sleeves: “He’s always there to lend a hand, he works for every man, and he bucks the status... More »

Dunkin' Donuts Will Cut the Trans Fat

New oil won't clog arteries but will still make you fat

(Newser) - Dunkin' Donuts says it will eliminate nearly all trans fat from items on its menu by October 15—including the doughnuts. The chain will switch to a more heart-friendly blend of palm, soybean and cottonseed oils. But the company itself cautions consumers to keep the move  in perspective. "Certainly,... More »

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