Skip to comments.KRISPY KREME HAS GONE OUT OF KONTROL
Posted on 11/23/2004 12:59:52 AM PST by kattracks
Carb-conscious Americans continued to flatten Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, as the onetime Wall Street darling yesterday posted a loss of $3 million in the third quarter.
That bad news sent the stock reeling 16 percent or to just above the $7 price of a dozen assorted sweet things.
The struggling doughnut chain has lost more than 75 percent of its market value since last year as people have suddenly stayed away from the glazed treats in droves, and opted for healthier snacks.
As a result, each Krispy Kreme store has seen $10,000 a week in revenue waddle out the door, a drop of some 16 percent.
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They should create the Atkins-friendly donut - made out of pork rinds and Splenda. Even going to a pure fructose formula would make it easier on carb watchers.
these donuts were always overrated in my opinion
They grew too fast, they spent too much on new stores instead of covering their butts
How about spinach kiesch filled donuts?
HIGHLY overrated. Nothing but sugar.
I'll take a good ol' Dunkin' donut anyday.
Organic donuts would be very popular here in Colorado...
I think I'll open up a tree bark stand. All you can eat for 99 cents! Gotta be better for you than those nasty doughnuts! Anyone game?
And they didn't focus advertising on Southern California's finest. Maybe that's another reason why Southern California has trouble recruiting.
Me thinks that once this current 'low carb' fad diet runs its course, Krispy's stock will climb at a consistent rate. There have been so many "diets", it's a joke. When I stopped smoking I gained weight. Then I decided to stop eating large meals three times a day. Today, I'm back to whwere I was a year ago. Diets are for people who do not want to lose weight. They pig out and then drink Diet Coke, etc. Call it the Diet Coke diet and then consume 25 gallons of ice cream a day.
Beer from birch bark? Sounds yummy! Can you give me the recipe or is it an old family recipe handed down for generations? Lol, just curious!
A super airy glazed donut. I always wondered what made people like them. It was like a cult.
Alright, you convinced me.
I'll give up the diet coke. Bring on the "hot fudge"!
What I've done is replaced a lot of the fatty foods such as cheese with soy substitutes. I find that "Veggie Shreds" are great and provide a higher protein to carb ratio. I can eat a cheese Burrito a day and it's actually healthy. I lost some 30 lbs on that diet two years ago and kept off about 20. Now it's just a regular day to day diet.
Measure 4 quarts of finely cut twigs of sweet birch into the bottom of a 5 gallon crock.
In a large kettle, stir 1 gallon of honey into 4 gallons birch sap and boil for 10 minutes, then pour over the chopped twigs. When cool, strain to remove the twigs and return to the crock.
Spread 1 cake of soft yeast on a slice of toasted rye bread and float on top of the beer. Cover with a cloth and let ferment until the cloudiness just starts to settle, about a week but it depends somewhat on the temperature.
Bottle the beer and cap tightly. Store in a dark place and serve it cold after the weather gets hot. It should stand in the bottles for about 3 months before using. If opened too soon, it will foam all over and pop worse than champagne.
THIS IS NOT A DRINK FOR CHILDREN:
SWEET BIRCH (Betula lenta) also called Black birch, Sweet birch or Cherry birch has fragrant bark and twigs that smells of wintergreen. The sap flows about a month later than maple and much faster than maple. You tap the trees the same as maple but must gather about 3 times as often.
The sap also can be boiled the same as maple but the syrup is much stronger, more like molasses.
An expensive big bag of air fluffed flakes.