Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Silver Spring to Get Fatter

I was excited to hear (via the SS Penguin) that The Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe will soon be opening up a location in downtown Silver Spring. Coincidentally, I also happened to learn that The Obesity Society ("the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity") recently moved into their new office two blocks away from where the store will be located. I may very well become a case study of theirs as the result of easy access to "Reese Cup" donuts (pictured).

Note: People calling them "Reese cups" as the Fractured Prune does is a pet peeve of mine. It's supposed to be possessive - REESE'S GODDAMNIT.


Besides, I have to support any business with a mascot who's down with the Secretary of Defense. (Who I think lives in Silver Spring somewhere. At least he used to.)



Now if only we could get a decent bagel.



19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't we be insisting that all shops moving into our community serve HEALTHY foods -- veggies, soy-based foods, etc. NOT THIS! This makes us no better than someplace in Virginia or non-Montgomery Maryland. It's the same old high-fat, corporate stuff we already have. Why aren't the developers who've taken over our community at least required to run these tennants by a community group for approval before signing them up? I'd much rather see a branch of the co-op, or a fruit smoothie shop, than this.

Sligo said...

And did anyone contact IMP to see if they were interested in opening a donut shop first?

Anonymous said...

Very funny, Sligo!

RE: shouldn't we be insisting that all shops moving into our community serve HEALTHY foods..

NO, we should be insisting that we be responsible for ourselves, our families, and be thankful that God gave us free will to choose where and what to eat.

There is a healthy food store right across the street from this donut shop.

And last time I checked, the "prune" donuts actually had a hint of healthiness since they are high in fiber (wink)

Sligo said...

God, I love Angel Food smoothies at Smoothie King. Bring one of those here.

The Hitman said...

according to the smoothie king website one is coming soon...somewhere between Quiznos and American Apparel.

Anonymous said...

Stop your kvetching. We live in a free market society. If "the people" want death by donut, it is their right. Is that not what our forefathers sacrificed their lives for? Now that may seem odd to some, but this is the only one of the thirteen original colonies that brought John Waters -- of Pink Flamingos fame -- into the world. Long live the excess fat of The American Way! Long live Mare-a-lind!

Nikki said...

Smoothie King "coming soon" signs have gone up in the vacant storefront next to the sushi on Fenton.

nikki said...

Also, to the heath nut that posted earlier: Do you really think a drink that is made with sugar and milkfat is "healthy" for you? I love a good smoothie and much as the next person, but stop fooling yourself!

Sligo said...

Gourmet donuts and now smoothies? Can good bagels and/or gelato be far behind???

Dan Reed said...

A donut at the College Park Fractured Prune is like $1.25, while the very same donut (like Trail Mix or Blueberry Hill, you know, something awesome) at the Rockville store is $1.89. I think they might have different franchise owners, or they think people in Rockville are dumb enough to pay extra for the same product, or something. Here's hoping the Downtown Silver Spring location will be closer to the cheap end.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention this before, but after the blog entry where we badmouthed Einstein Bagels, they put a sign up on the door saying something to the effect of, "If you have a problem with us, please tell it directly to our district manager" LOL!

chaz said...

On Reese's--what about people who pronounce it so it rhymes with feces?

And that first anonymous comment has got to be a joke. Sir/Ma'am, we'll stop by your house every time a new business would like to open up in Silver Spring, just to make sure you approve. You know best!

Sligo said...

Chaz, yes that is bad, as well. They usually even excluded the "s" on the end so they say "REE-CEE"

D.C. Confidential said...

Fractured Prune is/are the worst donut/s out there. I can't believe they're becoming such a craze.

Now, if Krispy Kreme would open a location in Silver Spring, I could hyper about that!

Anonymous said...

this is the only one of the thirteen original colonies that brought John Waters -- of Pink Flamingos fame -- into the world

Now sir/madam: are you recommending that instead of donuts we consume the same "food" that was eaten at the very end of this movie?

Talk about what rhymes with the incorrect pronunciation of Reese's!!

And for those of you who thought Hairspray was on "the edge", rent this movie :)

Springvale Roader said...

As a veggie and soy-loving vegan, I don't mind a donut shop moving in, but I agree with Sligo: when in the name of all that is unholy will Silver Spring get a decent bagel shop?

The only time I have a good bagel nowadays is when I visit my relatives in Manhattan. I drive back with as many bagels as will fit in my freezer.

Donuts and smoothies are fine, but personally I'd rather have a great salt bagel for dessert.

Brent said...

I'm with DC Confidential -- give us a KrispyKremeshop! What "a good bagel" is to a New Yorker, a KK glazed original is to any of us from the South.

Zrism said...

Happy Spring ... :)

Anonymous said...

Aw, bring it on!

To anon., have you looked at the Smoothie King Website to see the calorie counts? It's pretty scary. But yes, I'd love a mom-n'-pop veggie shop. Bring that on, too.