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Kingpin Donuts now trans fat free

usr.bin.eat Feb 14, 2007 03:38 PM

The venerable Kingpin in Berkeley has a banner proclaiming that the fry oil is now trans fat free. I looked inside and saw containers of... palm oil. So now there's no trans fat phobia excuse for indulging in their apple fritters and you can be sure that there's lots more good saturated fat!

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  1. Melanie Wong Feb 15, 2007 09:44 AM

    How's the taste test?

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      usr.bin.eat Feb 15, 2007 11:12 AM

      I'm not the best judge because these days the only time I stop by Kingpin is to soak up the booze after Cal football. The fritter was decently crunchy around the edges as before. Mouthfeel was okay. Don't know how well it will keep.

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      P. Punko Feb 15, 2007 10:18 AM

      Is the expected difference a slight loss of the "freshness" window? Slightly less crispness/firmness to the cake donuts?

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