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Re: [IP] Krispy Kreme donuts
On 8 Jan 2001, at 20:03, email @ redacted wrote:
> It could be that Krispy Kreme
> picked out smallish donuts to use as the basis for the nutrtional info
> it supplies.
I've been nagging various food companies and franchise restaurants
for carb counts on their menu items for quite awhile. If they don't
have the nutritional data available, they give me some kind of
Chevy's restaurant had the gall to suggest that I ask a waiter for
advice/guidance towards low-fat foods (I very specifically told them I
was looking for CARB counts, not FAT content).
ha! as if I'm going to let a just-graduated high schooler give me
nutritional advice! good lord.
It's also really bugged me that some foods are listed in amounts
that are ridiculous. For example, Tombstone's sausage &
pepperoni thin crust pizza lists serving size as 1/5 of the pizza. I
wrote and defied them to show me one person who could possibly
cut a pizza into 1/5ths EASILY. They, of course, sent me back a
pointless, canned, nonsense reply.
Then I wrote to Albertson's (grocery store chain) complaining about
the same thing with their store brand pumpkin pie. They contacted
their supplier and I finally got a real answer.
Apparently, the Powers That Be (the feds) tell *them* what the
serving size has to be. Even if it's not a realistic serving size. 4oz,
I believe it was. I can't find the email right now. I did too much
"housecleaning" recently and deleted a lot of emails I didn't intend
So they really have no control over what their serving size is.
I made sure the FDA heard about my complaints on this. Told
them I didn't appreciate having to always carry a calculator with me
so that I could recalculate everything so that I could get my insulin
> P.S. The above should not be construed as a criticism of the
> Krispy Kreme corporation, the International Donut Lobby, The
> Snack Food Promotion Society, the FDA, the CIA, Linda Chavez,
> or *any* pump company. Just my opinion. YMMV.
:-D My reply should absolutely be considered a complaint about
the FDA. And a big compliment to Albertson's grocery stores for
their very good-natured cooperation and effort to find the real
answer for me.
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