As we approach the end of March, which is officially National Nutrition Month, I thought I would pass along a note from those who clearly didn’t get the memo: Dunkin Donuts has announced in March that they are getting ready to fill the void that has stunted efforts at world peace by launching marshmallow Peeps-encrusted doughnuts.
Yes that’s right, in anticipation of Easter and just in time for National Nutrition Month, you can now advance your efforts towards Type II diabetes by scarfing down your choice of doughnuts glazed with either green frosting and a pink drizzle, or pink frosting with a green drizzle — topped off by a marshmallow Peep.
I have long thought that Peeps are essentially the fast food world’s version of nuclear waste, likely to survive long past cockroaches and Arnold Schwarzenegger while poisoning everyone with whom they come into contact. Apparently this is a huge marketing advantage for Dunkin Donuts.
National Nutrition Month was also the opening season for Taco Bell’s new breakfast menu, featuring the 700 calorie Crunchwrap with Sausage and, my personal choice for nasty new breakfast food: The Waffle Taco, which they describe as a warm waffle wrapped around sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese and syrup. Yum yum…cardiology companies everywhere are delighted by the impending increase in market opportunity.
The antidote to the blatant disregard of National Nutrition Month comes from the State of California’s Let’s Get Healthy California website. This is a hilariously cute video featuring Bugs Bunny and friends (who doesn’t love Looney Tunes?).
I love the narration on this…”A long eared drifter riding across the plain..nobody had ever seen him, nobody knew his name, when he stormed into town and reached for some filtered water and some carrot neeblers…” Enjoy, and have a happy end to National Nutrition Month, such as it is.