Crazy for Cronuts? Americans love the taste of exclusive, hipster food trends

  • Article by: MICHELE KAYAL , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 19, 2013 - 3:36 PM

So maybe the chance to taste the flaky spawn of a doughnut and croissant won't get you lining up at the crack of dawn. Maybe you're holding out for a burger nestled between fried ramen noodles. Or perhaps it's the elusive McRib that moves you.

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orvestaSep. 19, 13 3:35 PM

Excuse me author, but semantics such as "foodie flag" and "deliciously exclusive" and "trendy, hard-to-get morsels" or "badge of honor" or "trophy mentality" or "bragging rights" for items such as the McRib? or a Cronut? Please... stop glamorizing obesity. This is an addictive epidemic, so call it what it is: Obesity.

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QbikerSep. 19, 13 4:20 PM

"It better literally be filled with crack if I'm going to stand in line for four hours at 6 a.m.," says Scott Gold, a New Orleans-based food writer who says the only thing people in his city wait for is a special crawfish beignet that happens only once a year at Jazz Fest." - Wow. Is it me or did this food writer say the stupidest thing?! I'm sorry, but I've never done crack and I don't want to use crack so I can't comment on how good crack is. However, I had the New French Bakery's version of the cronut at the MN State Fair and I must say that it was fantastic. I hope they or someone else will have it as a mainstay on their menu.

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erikj3Sep. 19, 13 4:45 PM

"Food has become entertainment,"...I'm as fascinated by the foodie stuff as many people, I watch YT videos featuring all this stuff, and yet, some perspective is in order: 1 in 5 Americans face food insecurity (as in, they don't know where there next meal is coming from), and House Republicans are going to vote to cut SNAP by $40 billion, which obviously won't make it through the Senate and even if it did, President Obama wouldn't sign it. But it's important to keep in mind a large portion of Americans can't afford to participate in this kind of "entertainment".

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jarlmnSep. 19, 13 5:45 PM

Yet another reason I can't wait for climate change to cause an agricultural famine. Then people will be lining-up before dawn for hours of waiting for the most basic sustenance, and glad for it. And a "food-fight" will once again be a fight over food, not *using* food! Hopefully a good old-fashioned famine will also end this spurious self-diagnosed gluten-free fad. And bulimia will cease to be fashionable as well. Our pampered danged population is well-overdue for a kick-in-the-pants....

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orvestaSep. 19, 13 8:26 PM

You can recognize pathetic writing when "exclusive, hipster food trends" and "McRib" are used in the same piece to describe each other. This is pathetic.

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