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Dunkin’ Donuts’ Doughnut Bacon Sandwich – What Would Bloomberg Say?

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Sounds like good stuff. Breakfast of Champions material.

A nice hot cup of coffee and a sandwich made of a split glazed donut with fried eggs and bacon.

Before you recoil in horror at the number of calories, which actually is 360, just think of all the things we either take for granted that we live on; or things we used to eat that we never gave an iota of thought about.

And, while I’m exaggerating just a little bit, what do you think the “Food Nazi” Mayor Mike Bloomberg would do once this breakfast hits stores?

According to this:

Dunkin’ Donuts doughnut breakfast sandwich comes with fried eggs and bacon between a split glazed doughnut, will become a part of the permanent menu starting June 7, which the chain claims is “National Donut Day.” Dunkin’ Donuts had tested the sandwich in select stores in eastern Massachusetts in April, creating considerable buzz online.

Notably, Dunkin’ Donuts says the “Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich” clocks in at 360 calories, which is less than the 390 calories for the turkey sausage sandwich it recently introduced for people looking to eat better.

This may seem to conflict with the push by companies to court customers with better-for-you offerings.

For example, options like egg whites and whole grain bread have become common as fast-food chains scramble to attract people in their 20s and 30s, who they say want fresher, wholesome food.

That desire to give menus a healthier glow isn’t just lip service. Earlier this year, a report by the Hudson Institute found that lower-calorie options were a key indicator of growth at restaurant chains between 2006 and 2011.

But at the same time, companies know that indulgent new creations can generate excitement and a big sales spike. For example, Taco Bell says its Doritos Locos Tacos were its most successful item ever, helping lift sales at established restaurants by 8 percent last year.

Stan Frankenthaler, executive chef and vice president of product innovation at Dunkin’ Donuts, said the chain’s recent offerings of a breakfast sandwich with turkey sausage and the new doughnut sandwich are in line with its goal of offering as much variety as possible.

And to that I say, bring it!

We’re all capable of making our own food decisions; and some that we’ve made in the past may not have been the healthiest choices.

For instance, in the bakery we owned back in the day, every Saturday was “lard bread” day.

Yes, as unhealthy as it sounds.

Made with rendered lard, and cold cut ends, especially prosciutto, this is something I’d find a “must” with a cup of coffee, especially once it came out of the oven.

Then there were mom’s potato croquettes made every Christmas.

But I’ll save that for the show.
What are some of the richest, perhaps unhealthiest foods you’ve ever eaten?

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