This is a glazed donut. This is Wonder Bread. They are not interchangable...
...but it isn't stopping any number of food purveyors from foisting sandwich creations on us that featured glazed baked goods where one would expect a bun, a roll, or good old fashioned wheat bread.
Dunkin Donuts sent over a batch of new offerings last week with egg and bacon stuffed inside a cut glazed donut. Our very own Greg Matzek pronounced it "awful" on the air.
That's cheese on top. I don't know if it's a flavor enhancer or a coagulant.
It's America and we have a right to eat stuff that's going to go all tree-root on our guttyworks, blocking arteries and creating dietary disturbances that need not be discussed here. You eat it. You wear it. And, it's not up to restaurateurs to protect us from ourselves. They're in the business of making money, and they do that really well when they serve up food people want to be grubbin' on. Supply meets demand, which makes me wonder--is there really a push to use a traditional breakfast treat in such a non-traditional way? More importantly, isn't the sloppy joe pretty damn near perfect in it's original state?
We're about two months from Wisconsin State Fair. It'll be interesting to see if this trend continues at a place that will deep fry anything that doesn't move including butter and beer. I'll watch others sample such fare, if indeed this phenomenon comes to West Allis.
Unless, of course, such offerings are made available on a stick. Everything's better on a stick.