Post by CMF Newsman on Aug 27, 2007 10:16:20 GMT -5
BOSTON - Dunkin' Donuts, the food-on-the-go chain whose name celebrates a treat that's symbolic of unhealthy eating, is trying to refresh its image by largely eliminating trans fat across its menu — doughnuts included, Homer Simpson be damned.
Dunkin' planned to announce Monday that it's developed an alternative cooking oil and reformulated more than 50 menu items. The Canton, Mass.-based chain says its menu will be "zero grams trans fat" by Oct. 15 across its 5,400 U.S. restaurants in 34 states.
About 400 locations nationwide that took part in a four-month test already have made the switch to a new blend of palm, soybean and cottonseed oils. That includes all restaurants in New York City and Philadelphia, where municipal leaders are forcing restaurants to phase out their use of artery-clogging trans fat.
They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator. David Attenborough, on crediting God for the wonders of the world.
Still going to be an unhealthy product. Sugar, refined flour, lots of calories but all that be damned where's the damn doughnuts. And to think I spent 10 years working in the place. I've eating my fair share. I wonder what happened to the little fat guy who always said it's time to make the doughnuts? Probably died from all those trans fats.
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2007 10:53:40 GMT -5 by excelsior
Nov. 21, 1933 "The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson." President Franklin Roosevelt