Just say "No" to Donut Buzz
Fast talking. Speed walking
Remember the old days when we drank our coffee for flavor's sake? We drank sodas for the fizz? And we ate an apple to keep the medical bills down? Well, it seems as though they created a way for us to have our cake and eat it too.
A scientist made a discovery this week that is creating a buzz. It's a designer donut with caffeine in it. So, if you don't have time to suck down a scalding hot cup of coffee, don't worry. This buzz riddled donut has 50-100 milligrams (mg) of caffeine. Just to give you an idea of how that amps up, an 8.3-ounce can of Red Bull Energy Drink has 80 mg, that is an old school buzz.
Now, don't think I am promoting these nail biting items, I'm just reporting the facts. I spent a lot of my younger years (I am only 42) juicing up on caffeine products to keep my fast paced showbiz career going. Oh and yes, I am having my 2nd cup of coffee as I write this. However, I try to get organic coffee, at least, that way if I died it won't be from the pesticides in my coffee.
Anyhow, we spend a lot of time trying to educate our kids about the dangers of drugs and a lot of resources to help those who are hooked on them to avoid them in the future (ex., Miss America). Government sponsored programs and ads on TV tell us to just say, "NO!" Folks are hit from all angles with the messages that drugs are bad and addictive - they even hit us while we are relaxing to a good cigarette and cup of coffee (I don't smoke).
Our problem is that as a society we don't always walk our talk. In fact, we market to both virtues and vices. We are totally confused and have ended up marketing a drink to our kids called Cocaine, just don't use a straw with it.
They sell us these over-the-counter drugs in the form of, well, in everything but a "drug." They are trafficked in the form of energy drinks (ex., Jolt, Bolt) food (ex., Frappachinos, Carmel Macchiatos) and now, DONUTS. If they could put it in our air and convince us we need it we will buy it.
Let's hope that our law enforcement folks don't find out about these super-charged donuts. The last thing I want to see is a police officer jacked up on donuts pointing a gun at someone jacked up on some illegal and addictive drugs - now that would truly be a crime!