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Scientist Develops Caffeinated Baked Goods

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the we-truly-live-in-an-age-of-wonders dept.

Science 195

Zephyros writes "The AP is reporting on a scientist who has found a way to get caffeine into donuts, bagels, and other baked goods without the bitter flavor. Each piece has as much caffeine as two cups of coffee. No word on when or where they will be available, but for those of us that just don't get the same kick from the morning cuppa that we used to, this may be another tasty delivery vector to look forward to for that jump-start."

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Probably won't be first. (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17779972)

Maybe, the second post?

Re:Probably won't be first. (0, Offtopic)

suckmysav (763172) | more than 7 years ago | (#17779986)

Congratulations, you got first post.

Pity it doesn't matter since you are AC

tested on /. (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780058)

Congratulations, you got first post.

His jazzed donuts actually paid off, then. (I didn't say "jizzed", so don't git any stupid ideas.)
   

Actually, FP, but this article is GAY. (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17780530)

As in, WHO FRICKIN CARES?? OOh, caffeine, we are nerds and somehow are linked to caffeine, so this is SO NEAT. WOW!! Morons.

Why am I not surprised... (3, Funny)

Hobbs0 (1055434) | more than 7 years ago | (#17779988)

...that this was an American scientist?

Re:Why am I not surprised... (5, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780060)

But wait! Don't order yet.

He's already at work inventing the decafinated version.

KFG

Thanks...just what I needed.... (3, Interesting)

queenb**ch (446380) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780566)

It's just something else to keep me awake and make my butt bigger....

Now, if they can do it in a calorie-free version, I'll be impressed.

Re:Thanks...just what I needed.... (1)

thc69 (98798) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780956)

Big butts are highly underrated.

Re:Thanks...just what I needed.... (1)

cdrdude (904978) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781450)

I like big butts and I can't deny, you other brotha's cannot lie... (Baby got back)

Re:Thanks...just what I needed.... (1)

Manchot (847225) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781042)

They already do. It's called diet soda.

Re:Thanks...just what I needed.... (1)

loganrapp (975327) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781076)

Which has fewer calories but wreaks far more havoc on your GI tract.

Re:Why am I not surprised... (2, Funny)

saskboy (600063) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780176)

Overheard in a Tim Hortons in five years:
"I'll take a Decaf muffin please."

Re:Why am I not surprised... (1)

Lotharjade (750874) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780268)

I bet he lives in Seattle too.

Re:Why am I not surprised... (1)

KUHurdler (584689) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781192)

At least these baked goods are easier to get ahold of than
the cocain-muffins and the meth-brownies.

Insubstantial Article (4, Interesting)

x_MeRLiN_x (935994) | more than 7 years ago | (#17779992)

Whole article:

DURHAM. N.C. (AP) -- That cup of coffee just not getting it done anymore? How about a Buzz Donut or a Buzzed Bagel? That's what Doctor Robert Bohannon, a Durham, North Carolina, molecular scientist, has come up with. 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.
Not much of an article.. No substantial information regarding caffeine content. I was looking forward to comparing this to Sky Rockets [thinkgeek.com] and Bawlz [thinkgeek.com] . :(

Re:Insubstantial Article (1)

bunbuntheminilop (935594) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781054)

a molecular scientist? Isn't that a chemist?

One thing is for sure... (5, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17779994)

cops will be mega-hyper

Re:One thing is for sure... (4, Interesting)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780592)

Army tests show that 200mg every 2 hours (for up to 8 hours) is the optimal amount to keep soldiers alert.

http://www.armytimes.com/offduty/health/ONLINE.HEA LTH.CAFFEINEGUM/ [armytimes.com]

So well metered amounts of caffeinated products really would be a boon to police doing the graveyard shift.

Re:One thing is for sure... (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780604)

So well metered amounts of caffeinated products really would be a boon to police doing the graveyard shift.

Rodney King wouldn't think so.
     

Great... (5, Interesting)

Tadrith (557354) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780004)

Given how many products are suddenly having caffeine added to them, I wonder how long it will take before somebody does something really stupid with all of these products, and deliberately or inadvertently manages to harm themself or someone else. It doesn't take all THAT much caffeine to cause some pretty nasty side effects, especially if you don't drink it all that often.

Re:Great... (5, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780026)

how long it will take before somebody does something really stupid with all of these products, and deliberately or inadvertently manages to harm themself or someone else. It doesn't take all THAT much caffeine to cause some pretty nasty side effects, especially if you don't drink it all that often.

S-s-s-stop b'b'b'b'being s's's'so PPPPPParan n n noid!!!
     

Re:Great... (4, Informative)

Cadallin (863437) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780122)

Estimating from the LD50 of Caffeine in Rats, that would be pretty freaking hard. Assuming no major underlying cardiac conditions, it would take around 10g of pure Caffeine to kill the average person. Double that for the average Slashdotter (who is both noticably more massive than average, AND likely to be quite Caffeine resistant, rather like trying to kill a Heroine addict with other, lesser depressants with similar Modes of Action). As for how much it takes to makes the average person start tripping balls and THINK they're dying, well that IS a lot lower.

Re:Great... (1)

Hobbs0 (1055434) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780188)

As for how much it takes to makes the average person start tripping balls and THINK they're dying, well that IS a lot lower.
according to this [wikipedia.org] thats only 400 milligrams for the average person. For the average slashdotter its probably higher. And 400 milligrams is quite a bit of caffeine at one time.

Re:Great... (4, Informative)

irc.goatse.cx troll (593289) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780276)

I took around 2 grams of caffiene once (important lesson: when dealing with chemicals, don't just eye stuff, buy what you need to accurately measure).

Horribly unpleasent night, pretty shitty day after, and a general aversion to caffiene for a while..but really, the dangers of caffiene OD is really overstated. I'd certainly not recommend anyone OD, and it can be fatal if you REALLY overdo it, but to get to that point you will likely start experiencing seriously unpleasent side effects long before you get near fatal dosages.

Unless you're taking the caffiene raw like I was, it isn't easy to even drink/eat enough caffinated products to get anywhere near the DangerZone(tm). YMMV of course.

Re:Great... (4, Informative)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780872)

According to http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/caffeine/caffeine_ dose.shtml [erowid.org] , the lethal oral dose ranges from 3-20g, depending on age, weight, rate of digestion, tolerance., etc. A 2g dose would probably not be fatal in most cases, but it's way too close for comfort. Indeed, there are reported cases of adults requiring hospitalization due to heart misbehavior triggered by as little as 2g, according to Wikipedia (citations given).

Re:Great... (1)

RobertLTux (260313) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780164)

just as a reference 200mg per Kg is LD50 so when you are having your Cocaine and HyperRing breakfast ease off on the Penguins

so what is the spread on /. membership weight? (18.14 grams is Bingo for 90Kilograms/200 pounds)

Re:Great... (3, Interesting)

Kattspya (994189) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780752)

Not really. You would need about ten of these donuts (if each donut contains 200mg of caffeine) to experience some nasty side effects. When I was young I popped twenty or so 100mg caffeine pills in about an hour. I was jittery and sweaty for about five hours then I got a severe stomach ache, diarrhea and fell asleep at about seven PM.

You would have to try really really hard to do yourself in with this.

Re:Great... (1)

GiMP (10923) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781374)

Apparently the OD limit is 400mg (although, yes, fatal dosage is much higher). One of these donuts and a double-shot of expresso or a large (by US standards) McDonalds or Dunkin Donuts coffee is enough to push you over that edge.

Think about how you felt the last time you drank 4-5 cups of coffee within an hour, then say with honesty that this is a good idea.

Ah the miracle of science (1)

rolfwind (528248) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780006)

Gee, just what the world needed. At least the donuts won't just promote diabetes anymore.

Fixed the typo (0, Redundant)

cuzco (998069) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780010)

"The AP is reporting on a cop who has found a way to get caffeine into donuts... Thats better

Think $$ (1)

pharwell (854602) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780012)

Of course, ThinkGeek has probably already placed their order....

I'm still waiting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17780018)

Caffeinated Bacon is what I'm waiting for. I hope to see the Transgenic Speedpig flying to a future breakfast table.

Re:I'm still waiting (5, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780078)

Caffeinated Bacon

Caffeinated extra sweet salted Bacon with MSG: The Ultimate American food. It grows hair on your chest, even while you are dead.

Re:I'm still waiting (4, Funny)

Reverend528 (585549) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780638)

Well, once they perfect the caffeinated bacon, it'll only be a matter of time until we'll have baconated grapefruit.

Re:I'm still waiting (3, Funny)

Dirtside (91468) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780962)

I'm still waiting for Viscount Chocula and Admiral Crunch.

Obesity crisis? What obesity crisis? (2, Interesting)

suckmysav (763172) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780038)

Just what the world needs.

As if sugar-soaked foods like donuts and those goddawful "Twinkies" aren't bad enough, some moronic scientist has to discover another addiction vector to get weak willed and stupid plebians hooked on their diabetes and heart disease industry recruitment products.

How come /. doesn't have an "Only in America" tag?

Re:Obesity crisis? What obesity crisis? (1)

Jotaigna (749859) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780564)

what the world needs its just a tad of discipline and self control. no one is forcing you to eat that stuff. i dont think you can really blame it on lack of education either, with the amount of "fat" awareness in tv these days its pretty clear that most overweight people are not thick boned or have glandular conditions.

I myself am pretty weak and its like an addiction with Baked goods, if i want to stop eating them i have to go cold turkey. but after a couple of weeks, the skin looks much better (less pimples) and the love tank reducing its size so the chest is actually wider than the waist, its not that hard to stay in line with your eating.

Re:Obesity crisis? What obesity crisis? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17780660)

To be honest, if my love tank was reducing in size, I'd be pretty bummed. But I'm also not talking about my ass, either (which leads me to my next question, which I won't ask).

Next Up (4, Funny)

umbrellasd (876984) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780062)

Chocolate Chip Meth Cookies

Re:Next Up (1)

heretic108 (454817) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780228)

oh, yes! [rotten.com]

Still no cure for cancer (2, Funny)

ZP-Blight (827688) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780080)

Still no cure for cancer. Good to know research money is well spent.

Re:Still no cure for cancer (1)

Firehed (942385) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780116)

I doubt a whole lot of research went into these, and if there was, it was wasted. You can get caffeine in a powder form [wikipedia.org] , so mixing a spoonful or two into the baking flour shouldn't have required much research. To be honest, I'm surprised it only just happened.

Re:Still no cure for cancer (1)

Hobbs0 (1055434) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780128)

Sssh... Don't reveal this guys secret scientific formula!

Re:Still no cure for cancer (2, Interesting)

CosmeticLobotamy (155360) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780372)

There's another article on this somewhere that says caffeine isn't soluble and tastes bad, and the work went into encapsulating it.

Re:Still no cure for cancer (2, Insightful)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780302)

Still no cure for cancer.

Why? Because that's hard.

Good to know research money is well spent.

Most of which goes to . . .cancer research. Outside of warfare perhaps the biggest money sink in human history. I know this might be hard to grasp, but spending money only implies spending money, not results. Throwing money into a hole just wastes your money.

Money only buys labor and "stuff," not understanding.

KFG

Why is this news... (5, Funny)

abshnasko (981657) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780088)

...people have been doing this with Marijuana for years.

Re:Why is this news... (1)

rapidweather (567364) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780216)

While working in the California desert in the 1960's, I was told that the Navaho Indians had "peyote cookies" that they could carry with them on the job site, away from the reservation. I never saw the cookies, my friend just pointed to the Indian workers, and said that they had them. The Indians looked normal to me, none of them were doing anything strange at the time. Perhaps some of them had the peyote cookies, but not all of them, I don't know.
Here is a link [newscientist.com] with some info on what peyote has, and does for people.

Re:Why is this news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17780236)

Yes, but unless you dunk in a whole lot of sugar, or get the mixture JUST right, there's always a very slight perceptible taste IMO. The flavor is the big news here.

Taste and smell of coffee (3, Insightful)

b0s0z0ku (752509) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780090)

I for one like the way coffee tastes and smells. The bitter taste (I drink coffee w/o cream or sugar) is part of the thing that wakes me up in the morning!


-b.

Re:Taste and smell of coffee (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780194)

You're not brewing it right.

Re:Taste and smell of coffee (1)

b0s0z0ku (752509) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780262)

You're not brewing it right.

???

Coffee beans themselves have a bitter taste. It's good-bitter, IMHO, not nasty at all.

-b.

Re:Taste and smell of coffee (1)

Recurve Boy (936129) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780256)

For espressos anyway, the bitter flavour can be a sign that the coffee was not correctly made. For many blends, extracted properly, the espresso will not be very bitter at all. so if you have not been a coffee drinker because it's too bitter, find a good coffee place! (Not Starbucks. Yuck.)

Re:Taste and smell of coffee (1)

metlin (258108) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780324)

I agree.

That was my very first thought when I read about this. I mean, if all you wanted was a stimulant, get yourself some caffeine pills.

Part of what makes a coffee special is its taste.

Re:Taste and smell of coffee (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17781038)

Well then why not just drink a nice cup of steaming hot shit? I'm sure that probably tastes bitter enough.

Re:Taste and smell of coffee (1)

Manchot (847225) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781052)

I'm not a big coffee fan, myself. I much prefer to wake up with an nice, cool can of Diet Dr. Pepper.

Fat and High! (1)

cuteseal (794590) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780094)

Great! Now we can get both fat and high!

How will this help? (1)

Realistic_Dragon (655151) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780104)

My normal morning brew:

4 heaped tea spoons of instant espresso mixed with half a cup of boiling water. Repeat on the hour every hour.

This isn't sufficient to keep me awake in meetings. Caffeine is rubbish, any effect is has is psychosomatic at best. Fortunately these days I *run* meetings and generally manage to keep them to 15 minutes or less. Anyone who can't get to the point and make a decision inside 15 minutes isn't worth employing anyway.

Re:How will this help? (2)

bendodge (998616) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780168)

Caffeine is a powerful drug that affects the central nervous system and causes the realase of adrenaline.

Wikipedia:

Caffeine tolerance develops very quickly, especially among heavy coffee drinkers. Complete tolerance to sleep disruption effects of caffeine develops after consuming 400 mg of caffeine per day for 7 days. Complete tolerance to all subjective effects of caffeine was observed to develop after consuming 300 mg per day for 18 days, and possibly even earlier.[43] Considering that 80% to 90% of American adults consume caffeine daily, and their mean daily caffeine intake exceeds 200 mg/day,[44] it can be surmised that a large fraction of the U.S. adult population is completely tolerant to caffeine.
You are simply numb to it's affects.

Re:How will this help? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17780328)

it can be surmised that a large fraction of the U.S. adult population is completely tolerant to caffeine.

Caffeine is a powerful drug that affected the central nervous system and caused the release of adrenaline.

Fixed the spelling error for you.

Re:How will this help? (1)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780310)

It's not rubbish. Unless you don't ever drink it, you wont see much effect until you drink quite a bit. For instance, my mother very rarely drinks caffeinated soda, but she'll get some Dr. Pepper if she's driving late and it does the trick. Me...well, I drink a pretty good amount, but if I get enough, I can get the effect. I drank four cans of Full Throttle and three cans of Mountain Dew at a LAN party over the course of maybe 2 hours. I was hopping around in my seat.

Re:How will this help? (1)

trip909 (991977) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780656)

Good God man, You're either seriously addicted to or completely impervious to caffeine. That much coffee would make me into a twitching, drooling, maniac. Instant coffee?! Have a little respect for yourself. I suggest you raise the quality and lower the quantity.

Re:How will this help? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17781088)

Do what I do, take the weekends (or basically whenever you're not in dire need of it) caffeine-free. It seems to counteract your immunity to it, especially first thing monday morning.. having it every day of the week is just asking for trouble.

PS. Cut down on the caffeine already, if your figures are correct I'd be highly surprised to see another post from you.

Re:How will this help? (1)

Tawnos (1030370) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781540)

Most likely your brain has compensated for the large amount of caffeine you intake by increasing the number of adenosine receptors to the point where you'd have a few day long "crash" should you stop. Though afterwards caffeine would "work" again.

Why is caffeine not a drug in America? (4, Insightful)

LearnToSpell (694184) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780118)

It's a stimulant, right? Sometimes the war on drugs just makes me shake my head. We flip out about baseball players taking greenies, and then say "well, they can just drink coffee or Coke instead!" Truly bizarre.

Re:Why is caffeine not a drug in America? (1)

iPaul (559200) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780134)

Nicely said.

Re:Why is caffeine not a drug in America? (2)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780338)

Sometimes the war on drugs just makes me shake my head.

The war on drugs has nothing to do with drugs, per se.

It's about race, class, Calvanist anti-sensual morality and just plain power mongering social control.

I left something out. What the hell is it?

Oh, yeah, money. You can always learn something by following the money.

KFG

Re:Why is caffeine not a drug in America? (0, Flamebait)

pbaer (833011) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780636)

"Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men."

Time for a new science icon (2, Interesting)

rmpotter (177221) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780130)

It's time Slashdot introduced a new icon for stooopid bad science. Maybe Einstein with wearing a dunce cap? Or Homer Simpson wearing lab coat?

Re:Time for a new science icon (1)

suckmysav (763172) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780250)

Would that mean creating a correlatory icon for "clever bad science"?

What about "stupid good science"?

Coffee Cake (5, Funny)

EricJ2190 (1016652) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780158)

This gives coffee cake a whole new meaning.

A dream come true (1)

adambha (1048538) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780162)

Caffeine-aholics rejoice!

Japanese green-tea flavored stuff (2)

Estanislao Martnez (203477) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780186)

Do all those Japanese green tea flavored cookies and ice cream and such have caffeine in them, I wonder? (They're made using matcha, which is ground dried tea leaves...)

Re:Japanese green-tea flavored stuff (2, Insightful)

iPaul (559200) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780244)

Anything Asian gets a pass, 'cause it's like "holistic" and "ancient."

Re:Japanese green-tea flavored stuff (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17780314)

Green tea has very little caffeine, compared to other teas (except white tea), and especially compared to soda and coffee. But they can have a good flavour and do have health benefits. They're a damn fine alternative to drinking pots of coffee or cans of soda all day long.
This new caffeinated stuff sounds downright nasty. It's full of sugar and junk that can only lead to health problems in the long run. Use it sparingly, if at all...

Brewed leaf green tea != matcha (2, Informative)

Estanislao Martnez (203477) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780436)

I wouldn't draw conclusions about the caffeine content of matcha (powdered green tea) from the content of brewed leaf green tea. One of them is the stuff that readily dissolves into hot water from dried tea leaves; the other one is the whole of the leaves, ground into a fine power, and then dissolved in water.

Googling is only giving me contradictory claims as to which has more caffeine, so far.

Re:Brewed leaf green tea != matcha (2, Informative)

yeolcoatl (967780) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780724)

The girl (Japanese, pharamcist) has the following to say:

"[matcha] has more caffeine than [sencha]. [matcha] is 32mg/100ml, [sencha] is 20mg/100ml,"

For some reason, slashdot preview doesn't seem to like unicode.

Need I say it? (1)

heretic108 (454817) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780206)

"The AP is reporting on a scientist who has found a way to get caffeine into donuts, bagels, and other baked goods"
Police heaven!

Two points (1, Troll)

iPaul (559200) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780222)

1) You were always able to dunk your doughnuts in coffee - thus adding both a pleasant flavor and caffine to the doughnuts. (Hence the name Dunkin' Donuts).

2) WTF! Really!?!? What is so totally wrong with our food that we have to add stimulants. We've already f'ed up chicken to the point where almost all of it is covered in a bacteria because it's washed in it's own s**t! Your milk and beef is so full of hormones and anti-biotics we're passing them into the sewage system and it's making mutant fish! WTF! What's next? Prozac bacon? Tylenol bagels? Or how about chocolate cake with appetite suppressants?

Hmm... Why do I seem so upset and uptight about this? Maybe it's because, like most Americans, I drink caffine all friggin' day!

On a side note - I don't think Mormons can eat caffinated foods.

That's just what we need! (4, Funny)

ArcherB (796902) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780230)

Wired fat people! Will they shake, or jiggle?

Re:That's just what we need! (1)

Anonymous McCartneyf (1037584) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781018)

They will shake and jiggle. They will cause minor earthquakes. And then they will eat more because they're hoping that the caffiene will burn off the calories in the donuts.

Chocolate (2, Informative)

Aneirin (701613) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780232)

I never knew of caffeine as being bitter by itself until this article. I believe we already have donuts with caffeine, its called chocolate.

Re:Chocolate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17780714)

The chocolate that goes on doughnuts is usually milk chocolate, which is sweetened. Dark chocolate is much more bitter, and pure chocolate is very bitter (it's actually known as "bitter chocolate" by some people - for good reason).

Re:Chocolate (1)

zombie_striptease (966467) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781270)

Since when does chocolate have a significant amount of caffeiene? Maybe you're confusing it with Theobromine [xocoatl.org] ? There are some conflicting accounts regarding caffeine in chocolate, but I'm inclined to believe the info on that page mostly because trying to drink coffee (even when it's been diluted to hell and back with milk and syrups from the local barista) starts to give me a headache after just a couple of ounces, whereas eating a large amount of dark chocolate at once makes me feel relaxed and kind of floaty (probably more due to the subsequent buildup of Anandamide [ic.ac.uk] than the Theobromine itself.)

I knew I'd see this here! (1)

aldousd666 (640240) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780248)

I saw the headlines on the news sites, and I thought... surely slashdot will pick this one up... this is certainly news that matters! This could get interesting... I mean, sure it starts with donuts... but in the future I imagine pokey office space looking endorser testimony about how they can't get going in the morning without their spiked tofu... "Man this 'jolt(tm) yogurt' really keeps me awake!"

Caffeinated donuts already exist (1)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780260)

It's called "dunking your donut in your morning coffee"

Re:Caffeinated donuts already exist (1)

Kelson (129150) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780568)

Yes, but imagine how much less coffee you'll have to drink when you dunk your two-coffee-cups-equivalent donut in your coffee!

That's three cups worth of caffeine in only one cup of liquid! Just think of the time you'll save on bathroom breaks!

I'm never gonna get used to the thirty-first centu (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17780294)

Caffeinated bacon? Baconated grapefruit? Admiral Crunch?

Bitter flavor? (1)

J. T. MacLeod (111094) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780300)

Wasn't ENHANCING flavor Coca-Cola's excuse for putting caffeine in nearly all their products?

Freaking rats.

Ob. Futurama Quote (1)

zymurgy_cat (627260) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780316)

"Caffeinated bacon? Baconated grapefruit? ADMIRAL Crunch?!?"

Ob. Simpons Quote (1)

transporter_ii (986545) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780392)

"Eww, Daddy, this tastes like Grandma!" -- Ralph Wiggum

In other news: Tomacco Invented (1)

transporter_ii (986545) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780356)

Tomacco was accidentally created by Homer Simpson when he "planted a little bit of everything" and fertilized his tomato and tobacco fields with plutonium. The result is a tomato that apparently has a dried, gray tobacco center, and, although being described as tasting terrible by many characters (Ralph Wiggum: "Eww, Daddy, this tastes like Grandma!"), is also immediately and powerfully addictive. (Wikipedia)

Wired Milk! (4, Funny)

resistant (221968) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780424)

I'm telling you true, what I really want is caffeinated milk, that's what to do. Man, I love skim milk, and if it were wired, I'd be racing around just like a cow siren yelling, "MoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOoooOOO!!!"

In Soviet Russia (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780668)

...they're inventing toroid coffee. Draft:
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Coffee Cake (1)

flyingfsck (986395) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780696)

What is so new about that? Just go and visit your grandma and ask her for some her delicious coffee cake...

Re:Coffee Cake (1)

Frankie70 (803801) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780902)

Coffee cake is cake eaten with Coffee.
Not neccasarily Cake containing Coffee.

Pumpernickel bread? (1)

macemoneta (154740) | more than 7 years ago | (#17780744)

I'm guessing that many people don't know that coffee is a common ingredient in pumpernickel bread [bread-maker.net]

Maybe they should have asked a baker, instead of a scientist?

AD Reference (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17781378)

Did somebody say...Wonder?!

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I could see myself consuming caffeine that way... (1)

kalpaha (667921) | more than 7 years ago | (#17781440)

But only in situations where having a cup of coffee is not plausible. I love the smell and taste of coffee too much, you can't really replace that or reduce it to a caffeine pill.

That said, I do sometimes drink energy drinks as a replacement for coffee (for example, when driving longer trips, and leaving early). I could see some edible form of caffeine intake replacing the energy drinks: I don't like them that much, but I need my caffeine. But it would have to be something even remotely healthy and filling, I can't really imagine eating donuts first thing in the morning.

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