Recycling made sweet

In a remarkable step towards reducing food waste, Krispy Kreme teamed up with Japanese company Ethical Spirits, introducing gin made from surplus doughnuts and a special upcycled doughnut. They have created a refreshing and smooth “Little Joy Spirits brand gin,” by distilling surplus dough and glaze with Okinawan limes, Valencia oranges, and an array of herbs and spices. But the ingenious production doesn’t stop there. Krispy Kreme has even used leftover herbs and spices from Ethical Spirit’s flagship gin, “Last Elegant,” to create a unique doughnut – the “Craft Gin Upcycle Old Fashioned.” “Focusing on the donut dough and glaze of Krispy Kreme donuts, you can feel the aroma and sweetness of the donuts distilled with citrus fruits, and a refreshing aftertaste perfect for a summer night,” the brand wrote.

To produce the gin, the doughnut scraps were first toasted until they became biscuit-like. Little Joy Spirits is only the latest in Krispy Kreme’s reported ongoing initiative to tackle food waste the brand previously used surplus dough and glaze to make fertilizer. Furthermore, Ethical Spirits repurposed leftover botanicals from its gin production to craft a doughnut called the “Craft Gin Upcycle Old Fashioned,” which features crushed juniper berries, pink pepper, lavender and cardamom incorporated into its dough. While supplies last, Little Joy Spirits can be found for $23.67 per bottle through Ethical Spirits. To reduce food waste even further, the herbs and spices left over from the making of “Last Elegant,” one of Ethical Spirits’ flagship gins, were used to create a doughnut called the “Craft Gin Upcycle Old Fashioned”.

If you like the taste of gin but don’t like the alcohol content, the “Elegant” Herb Milk will wet your whistle. Made with milk and a non-alcoholic gin based on the flavors from Last Elegant, this mocktail is filled with ginger and passionfruit flavors, with a dash of herb powder for an “elegant” accent. Ethical Spirits has previously shown its expertise by making gin out of wood and even 80,000 bottles of recycled Budweiser, this tie-up with Krispy Kreme is sure to be one to remember. Those who have doughnut flavor ideas they want to turn into reality can apply via social media as the company’s “Chief Doughnut Dreamer.” The lucky person hired will be flown to Krispy Kreme’s headquarters to be part of an innovation team churning out future doughnut flavors and get free doughnuts for a year.

Holey Humor

Teacher: If “can’t” is short for “cannot,” what is “don’t” short for?
Pupil: “Doughnut.” 

I found a store that only sells bagels and donuts.
It’s called “Hole Foods.”

I hate donut’s without holes,
There always so full of themselves.

“Your eyes look red,” said the cop. “Have you been smoking weed?”
“Your eyes look glazed.” I replied. “Have you been eating donuts?”

August 8th Birthdays

1997 – Dani Dyer, 1987 – Peyton List, 1979 – Counters Vaughn, 1938 – Connie Stevens

1950 – Keith Carradine, 1981 – Roger Federer, 1937 – Dustin Hoffman, 1978 – “Odie” the dog from “Garfield”

Morning Motivator:

If you don’t think everyday is a good day; try missing one.

Recycling the holes