Against my better judgement I ate a doughnut from the much lauded Krispy Kreme today.
The dough tasted like medical waste, and the jam was like something extracted from a drum snuck out of chemical plant at three in the morning.
But here’s the weird thing. When eaten together the two horrible flavours cancelled each other out to the point where the alleged confectionery tasted not stomach-churning, but merely bland. Like sweetened, semi-congealed polyurethane wood glue. It was in fact quite edible – in the sense that you could chew it up and swallow it without any violent reactions from either taste-buds or gut.
I’d investigate this phenomena further, except that I have no desire to subject myself to anything from Krispy Kreme ever again.