Are Krispy Kremes overrated?

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Are Krispy Kremes overrated?

Poll ended at Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:09 pm

Yes, they are overrated
13
43%
No, they are the best
10
33%
They're OK
4
13%
What's a Krispy Kreme?
3
10%
 
Total votes : 30

Are Krispy Kremes overrated?

Postby Col Kelly » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:09 pm

Apologies to Carsten as he has a KK thread going, but do you think they deserve the Hype, I dont.
I have to pick up a box for my wife every time I am interstate though!

I think they are a case of 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder'.
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Postby Matt Coughran » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:19 pm

Never Had one
Next time i fly to Sydney i will buy one and then cast my vote!
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Postby Ian Garton » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:28 pm

They are certainly doing something right with their marketing. The Brisbane store is always crowded, whilst other nearby doghnut outlets are empty.
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Postby Frank Powers » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:17 pm

Matt Coughran wrote:Never Had one
Next time i fly to Sydney i will buy one and then cast my vote!


Save money and just mix lard and as much sugar as you can find. Eat that concoction.

KK donuts are disgusting. Too sweet, and they have 'all taste the same' syndrome. Drinking Fanta with them, the donuts are sweeter than the Fanta. They must be so bad for you.

Yuck
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Postby Col Kelly » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:10 am

I must agree with you there Frank. I am sure that, when I first tried them, I thought they were quite nice. But, ever since, they have tasted like crap.
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Postby Tim Dwyer » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:41 am

Frank Powers wrote: They must be so bad for you.

You're not wrong Frank... e.g. Choc-coated, creme filled
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21g of fat (25% of it saturated)! 39g of sugar --> that's equivalent to four and a half tea spoons of raw sugar. It is also quite high in sodium (salt). The sad part is you get all that from one doughnut.

Not the best food you could have in your diet - however, everything in moderation.

Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults wrote:Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods
• Eat plenty of vegetables, legumes and fruits
• Eat plenty of cereals (including breads, rice, pasta and noodles), preferably
wholegrain
• Include lean meat, fish, poultry and/or alternatives
• Include milks, yoghurts, cheeses and/or alternatives. Reduced-fat varieties
should be chosen, where possible
• Drink plenty of water.
and take care to
Limit saturated fat and moderate total fat intake
Choose foods low in salt
• Limit your alcohol intake if you choose to drink
Consume only moderate amounts of sugars and foods containing added
sugars.


Prevent weight gain: be physically active and eat according to your
energy needs
Care for your food: prepare and store it safely
Encourage and support breastfeeding (Maybe this one doesn't apply so much here...)


<end of nutrition rant>
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Postby Grant Smith » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:17 am

Tim Dwyer wrote:Encourage and support breastfeeding


Everything in moderation Tim ;)

as for KK... Where's the spew emoticon? They have to be the single worst sugar hit available... I think the 4 odd teaspoons of raw sugar would taste better...

*cringes*
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Postby Beau Chenery » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:14 am

KK's are trash, Dreamy Donuts are much better for the people who live in Brisbane!
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Postby Montague S » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:15 am

Grant Smith wrote:
Tim Dwyer wrote:Encourage and support breastfeeding




as for KK... Where's the spew emoticon? They have to be the single worst sugar hit available... I think the 4 odd teaspoons of raw sugar would taste better...

*cringes*


agree with that...rot your teeth out too, funny thing is that they've taken off down here but in the US business is slow for them. I ended up feeding most of my box to the birds on the mound...

best doughnuts I've ever had are a little place on E Imperial and Pepper just near Imperial hill at LAX...not saturated with sugar, not overpriced and a damn site more flavoursome than the rubbish KK pumps out.
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Postby Martin Hanley » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:20 am

Nice doughnut but yeah every six months maybe is enough, funny watching people when boarding aircraft out of MEL and they have 4-6 boxes of the things with them as carry on :shock:
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Postby Brian Wilkes » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:57 pm

Yes very over rated just another American company burning our $$$$.
Soon they will be like petrol stations on every major corner in town!
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Postby Martin Hanley » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:23 pm

Brenden wrote:Where is KK in Melbourne?


http://www.krispykreme.com.au/stores/?State=VIC
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Postby Brian Wilkes » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:38 pm

There is one at the Broadmeadows shopping plaza right next door to a Donut King! You can sit there a sniff the sugar all day :P
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Postby Lukas M » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:44 pm

There is also one in Melbourne Central, but the queue snakes right around to the connex( :evil: ) office sometimes, probaly one of the busiest ones round.

There is a new one coming to Westfield Geelong also soon, so expect lines miles long :P
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Postby Grant Smith » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:49 pm

You know the problem with Krispy Kremes?

Too much Castor Sugar et al..
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