The Donut Vs. the Bagel
The debate of the century: The donut vs. the bagel. We shall discuss the pros, the cons, and the temptations of these savory carbo-licious snacks.
The key question that started the unofficial case between donuts and bagels is a very straightforward one: Why do police officers eat donuts? Yet, this seemingly simple question has developed quickly into something much more complex: Which is truly better, in all senses, the donut or the bagel? This latter question is the true uncertainty behind this full-fledged debate. The goal is to verify the better snack, or rather, for some, the better meal.
This very complex question can be reciprocated into its original form, “why police officers eat donuts,” when supporting the defendant, the bagel. One common reason officers of the law cite with when queried about their donut eating habits is that “donuts have accessibility and are a good on-the-go food.” Though this might have been true in the pre-Starbuck’s days, it does not prove true any longer. The number of Dunkin’ Donuts decreases with the building of each new Starbuck’s, Caribou Coffee, and Einstein Bagel. To find a bagel shop or coffee house that sells bagels has become a much less arduous task than finding a Yum-Yums. Donut shops, predicted to become extinct within the next five years, are deciding to jump on the bandwagon and convert to a more appealing line of food. These are the intelligent entrepreneurs. It is impossible for anyone, in any part of the world, to claim they have had limited accessibility to a bagel-selling store. This does not prove true for donut shops.
Another apparent reason to choose the eloquent bagel over the messy donut is a reason never overlooked: calories. Consider the nutritional value of a bagel, and compare it to the less impressive repertoire of a donut. One should not be stunned by the results. Even without donut accessories, such as chocolate frosting, rainbow sprinkles, and custard filling, the sugar in a single donut is enough to make anyone’s teeth gritty. The fat gram count in a donut approaches the national debt. Often associated with the donut is the paczki. Eating a mere six of this close second cousin instantly makes the binger a full pound heavier. With what this world is coming to, this dooming fate of overwhelming calories could soon be shared with the donut.
Quite obviously, the bagel has the upper hand, without even considering the cost of the scrumptious pastries. A generic bagel, whether it be plain, salt, onion, or raisin, is a mere fifty cents, though closer to sixty if cream cheese is what you so desire. The donut, on the other hand, is closing in on a dollar and a half, almost three times as much as the bagel. Anyone short on time and money, but not on pounds, will be sure to support the defendant. The bagel, obviously the favorite, reigns again over the disadvantageous donut.