Friday, February 09, 2007
More Caffeine, Anyone?
Hello everyone- Happi's husband Jerry here.
Hap said I could make the entry for today, so, here goes.
Question: Does this country really need more caffeine-laced food products?
I saw a news article recently about caffeinated donuts that will soon be available. Some people are going to love this idea. We'll hear comments like, "Who needs a four dollar cup of Starbucks when I can eat a few long johns instead?", and "Thanks to Dunkin Donuts new caffeinated donuts, I've been up for 72 hours straight! I can't close my eyes, but I sure got alot of laundry done!".
Don't get me wrong, I love coffee. Anyone who knows me is familiar with my deep love and need for "liquid gold". I crave coffee almost all the time, but I know when to say when. (It's usually when I start shaking, or I can feel my heart beating just a bit too fast. You know the feeling...) But the thought of people adding more caffeine to their system, which is already ramped-up enough from double espresso's and venti caramel mocha triple-ccino's with room for soy milk, is a bit scary.
And, what about the children? Will these donuts come with a parental advisory? "Caution: These donuts should not be consumed by children under the age of 12. Side effects may include: dizziness, hyper-activity, numb lips, excitability, sudden bursts of energy, lack of sleep, rapid speech followed by loud outbursts, irritability, fingernail sensitivity, acid reflux, and sudden need for sleep."
Apparently the scientist who developed these tasty treats has pitched them to several major coffee chains, including Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Maybe Dunkin' Donuts should simply stuff coffee beans into an apple fritter and call it a day. Or perhaps Starbucks can develop a new espresso mayonnaise to go with their new line of fresh sandwiches. The possibilities are endless....