Would you eat a caffeinated doughnut?

United States
January 26, 2007 10:28am CST
A scientist in North Carolina has developed a method to add caffeine to baked goods! These products are not yet on the market, but may be very soon! Each piece of pastry would be the equivilent of 2 cups of coffee! What do you think? Would you eat a pastry with caffeine?
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@carmat (2850)
• Canada
26 Jan 07
If it looked really good I would, I never really thought about what was in my doughnuts I usually just eat them. I would not however get one just because it was caffeinated.
• United States
27 Jan 07
Yeah, I am wondering what, if anything, it would do to the taste. If it altered the taste I definitely wouldn't eat one. I doubt I would buy one anyway. I would choose to drink my caffiene.
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@inked4life (4228)
• United States
26 Jan 07
GOOD GOD!! I would have one donut jammed in my mouth as I snorted the caffeiney filling from another up my nose through a straw. I am an absolute caffeine junkie and this would be the ultimate high for me...I'm going to be at Dunkin Donuts every day now saying "Are they here yet, are they here yet?"
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• United States
26 Jan 07
*uprights chair* Again, inked, you are CRAZY! I got a visual of you with the filling up your nose, and melting/oozing down over your top lip. Wow, it was wrong on many levels. Yes, I am a bit of a coffeeholic, but I'm not sure I could afford the extra pounds that would accompany a caffeine doughnut. I'll be sticking to the coffee and tea!
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@shywolf (4529)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Oh my word. Here I am just realizing within the past year that I have a serious problem with caffeine and trying to stay away from it except in small doses, lol, and now they're putting caffeine into _baked goods_!? I really am worried that this kind of a stunt will just get more and more people hooked on caffeine, which I truly believe isn't good for a person at all. I know that when I started drinking too many caffeinated sodas, I started having a _terrible_ time sleeping at night, to the point that it was like I had insomnia. I was going to bed at like 8pm in the hopes of getting to sleep at a decent hour, it would take me like 2-3 hours just to fall asleep! So no, I definitely won't be trying these 'treats'. I hope that not too many people will. Goodness knows we don't need _more_ caffeine in our systems, lol! ^_^
• United States
26 Jan 07
You are exactly right. We do have an epidemic of caffiene related health issues. High blood pressure, rapid heart rates, and more. I worry about the children and adolescents who might fall prey to eating these. ...even if by accident!
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Caffeine Freak - Caffeine freak after eating his pastry and coffee.
Well I might try it but I don't think I would be eating them on a regular basis. It would be good for long driving trips however. For those that drink caffeine, it would certainly cut down on bathroom breaks. I prefer my good cup of coffee, or diet coke for my caffeine intake. I can't imagine eating one with a cup of coffee......my fingers would be "running" around the keyboard like little caffeine freaks. Bad enough they get ahead of my brain as it it...lol
• United States
26 Jan 07
Oh Mari, I hadn't thought of that, they would be good to eat when driving long distances! You're right, fewer potty stops! I'm afraid if I ate one and drank coffee with it that I would be too buzzed to sit at the keyboard and type! I'd be bouncing around the room!
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I just think it would be rediculous to do that. I mean caffine is taking over. It too can be addicting. I don't think I would wan to eat one of those.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
you bring up a good point when you say "caffiene is taking over." There is a lot of research being done of adolescents and caffiene abuse. THere are all of those high caffiene drinks on the market. I can't think of the name of any of them right off, but our kids are having caffiene addictions earlier and earlier in life.
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@lauriefnp (5113)
• United States
26 Jan 07
WOW! A combination of 2 of my favorite food groups! It's a neat idea, but personally I would rather enjoy the hot cup of coffee with the pastry. And this might be a bad thing for kids. We don't need them all wound up on both sugar and caffeine!
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Yes Laurie, I immediately thought about the children who might end up with one of these doughnuts! They would be so wired! As for me, I can't handle the extra calories...I'll have to stick with my cup 'o hot joe!
@armywifey (883)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I guess it would be good for people on the go who need that bolt of energy. My problem would be with the kids getting these doughnuts and being wound like tops. I don't think it would be necessarily a good thing in that case. I don;t see myself eating such a thing because I try to limit my caffeine intake anyways.
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Yes I would! It would combine two of my favorite vices so I would at least try it. I must confess that it sounds a bit strange, though, and I have become more and more leery of chemicals and unnatural processing in my food. So I might not buy it regularly but I am sure that I would at least try it out.
@finlander60 (1776)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I would absolutely eat pastry with caffeine. Can you imagine going to Dunkin Donuts and getting a dozen donuts and a large cup of coffee, you would probably be really buzzing after that. What a way to start your day, huh? Thank you for the opportunity to comment on two subjects that are near and dear to my heart, donuts and coffee.
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
26 Jan 07
Did some one say DOUGHNUT!!!!! I'm not sure that it would be my first choice. At this time of year I would buy them by the dozen. We have to get up every 3 hours to check cows during calving and a caffinated donut would be welcome.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
wow, yes it sounds like they would be of benefit for you presently. That sounds so interesting though, birthing calves.
• United States
26 Jan 07
why in the world would they do that? we have enough caffeine in sodas and coffee. parents beware. do not buy these for your children they will be off the walls and up all night. that amount of caffeine in doughnuts is crazy. i don't know if i'd eat one of those only if i really needed a wake up call or a burst of energy.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
OMG, can you imagine if you accidentily confused the doughnuts and gave the caffienated ones to children? What a nightmare you could have on your hands!
• United States
26 Jan 07
WOW! that's a pretty cool idea. i wonder if it would have any sort of taste. i know that caffiene is in sodas and pills and all. does caffeine have a taste? i would probably try one, but I don't eat many donuts due to keeping my carbs down.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
Interesting question. I don't know if caffiene has a taste or not? I hope someone that knows will reply here so we can find out!
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
26 Jan 07
I wouldn't. I like to drink the coffein. In coffee or in energy drink. I think the most people feel similar :)
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Maybe on days that I really need caffeine, they will be really handy instead of making coffee or tea.
@ThulsZ (784)
• India
26 Jan 07
doughnut - i love to eat doughnut.but,it's full of fat and not good for health..
i love to eat doughnut.but,it's full of fat and not good for health..
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
26 Jan 07
Firstly coffee is not good to health and adding caffeine to it is not at all good. I dont no anout others but i will for sure not have things like this.