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Ovation: Doughnut Bacon Sandwiches For Breakfast.

06/04/2013

glazed_donut_sandwich_DDI’m not a big breakfast eater and I never have been.  My mother, bless her heart, tried everything to get me to breakfast.  I remember, as a small child, being presented with a bowl of Froot Loops every morning before school.  My brother would snarf his up and be on his way but, because I found eating breakfast to be the first undesirable chore of the day, I would simper and whine until every last loop was soggy, the milk had turned purple and warm an my mother feared that I would be late for home room.  Eventually, she let us try different brands of cereal … Frankenberry, BooBerry, Count Chocula, Trix or Quisp.  My selection was generally determined by the prize to be found at the bottom of the box.

Breakfast cereal was the 1960s equivalent of fast food.  A bowl of cereal with a cup of milk was the quickest breakfast to serve in the before-school rush hour and most youngsters could prepare it themselves.  Fast food breakfasts have certainly changed since them.

This week, Dunkin’ Donuts is adding a glazed doughnut and bacon breakfast sandwich to their breakfast menu.  The sandwich, composed of fried eggs and bacon between a split glazed doughnut, will contain only 360 calories which is less than the 390 calories in the turkey sausage sandwich the restaurant already sells (but about 240 more than a bowl of Froot Loops) to health conscious diners.

While other fast-food restaurants are excitedly introducing healthy choices for breakfast made with egg whites and served on whole wheat toasts to attract younger crowds who say they want fresh and wholesome food, the new sandwich could bring Dunkin’ Donuts a lot of publicity.  The chain claims to offer as much variety as possible by letting people customize their sandwiches in multiple ways, such as requesting that it be made with a certain type of bagel.  So why not make them on donuts, too?!

I haven’t eaten a bowl of Froot Loops since the last one that my mother served to me years and years ago.  While it may be true that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, I guess I’m just not the sort who wakes up hungry and needs to start the day with food.  Fortunately, there’s not a Dunkin’ Donuts on my way to the office or I’d surely be giving this new sandwich a try.  And I fear, since I love glazed doughnuts, that it would become a habit.

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11 Comments
  1. You might try the sandwich with the egg and bacon and such but if you keep going back I thing you’d wind up ordering the DONUT BACON SANDWICH hold the bacon and eggs.

    BTW – a bowl of fruit loops has 15g of sugar and a DD glazed donut has 17g.

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  2. The idea makes me throw up a little in my mouth.

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  3. I don’t like bacon so I won’t get this. I’d get two donuts instead. You know what, I’d get 6 of them because in the long run it would be saving me money. Plus I love donuts which is why I never eat them or else I would never stop thinking of them.

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  4. And, we wonder why we lead the world in obesity with over a 1/3 of Americans with BMI over 30.

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  5. Thank goodness we don’t have Dunkin Donuts here! My fave is A & W bacon & egger, don’t know calorie count or fat grams, but I don’t eat it very often. I am also not a morning eater. I get up between 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. & I usually eat for the first time around noon – a large bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats to carry me through till dinner around 6 p.m.

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  6. Of course, KFC has a chicken and bacon sandwich which is two pieces of fried chicken wrapped around bacon. They say your blood congeals before you leave the restaurant.

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