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Divine intervention: Caffeinated Doughnuts

January 26, 2007

Two words: Awwwwww yeah! The AP is reporting that a scientist in Durham, N.C, has created a process to lace baked goods and pastries with caffeine. Mmmm….buzz bagels!

doughnuts!From the article:

Bohannon says he’s developed a way to add caffeine to baked goods, without the bitter taste of caffeine. Each piece of pastry is the equivalent of about two cups of coffee.

While the product is not on the market yet, Bohannon has approached some heavyweight companies, including Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks about carrying it.

Doing a Google search looking for this baker, I also came up with this story from 2003 that told of a Portland, Ore., baker that laced pastries with caffeinated icing/filling (amongst other things), which is easier to do than baking it into the bread of the doughnut:  

Store co-owner Kenneth Pogson says he even used to sell doughnuts glazed with Robitussin, Ny-Quil and Pepto-Bismol, before the FDA cracked down on him.

One of the oddest doughnuts currently on sale is a pastry filled with 100 mg of caffeine — equal to about a cup-and-a-half of coffee. Pogson says the combo is for people who don’t have time to drink coffee with their doughnuts.

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