In some ways, the doors mimic the food choices we make every day. And to be honest, I’m more disturbed by Door #2 (Seattle Sutton) than Door #1 (YoYo Donuts).
YoYo Donuts is a local entrepreneur baking scratch donuts daily using real ingredients. They choose to use “no preservatives or dough extenders” so the half life of one of their beauties is about 8 hours. Obviously, this is not a door you should darken on a regular basis, but as a deliberate, if irregular choice, you could do a lot worse.
Seattle Sutton is a national chain making money on our inability (or antipathy) to feed ourselves. They will “prepare 21 fresh and tasty meals” so you don’t have to…because it’s hard. You make one decision (and write a hefty check) and don’t need to think about food for an entire week. Think of the time you’ll save to watch the Food Network.
Maybe I should stop being amazed when people abdicate responsibility for what they eat, but, how hard is it really to identify and consume our 2000 calories each day. No, food shouldn’t consume your life, but shouldn’t your life be consumed – at least a little bit – by some deliberate thought about food? After all, we are talking about nutritional support for the only body you’re ever going to have.
I realize this is an overly simplistic analysis that doesn’t begin to capture the myriad influences on our diet. However, since we have to choose a door 3 times a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for our entire life, we might as well give it some thought…don’t you think?
My most recent choice: a Pumpkin donut with Maple frosting from Door #1. It was delicious.