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Harbord eatery busted for possession of tasty, tasty donuts

April 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Police officials say they found 6,000 lbs of Krispy Kremes at the Harbord donut shop, with a total street value of $45,000. Courtesy Wiki creative commons.

By Zacchary K.

Harbord has become a hotbed of both local and national attention after Pizza GiGi (189 Harbord St.) was exposed for allegedly dealing millions in narcotics. But the shocks have not ended there, as patrons of Harbord businesses become surprised yet again by a restaurant’s exposed dark side.

“I can’t believe it,” said one local who wished to remain anonymous, “You walk by it every day, but you never think, ‘Y’know, this place is hiding something.’  And so soon after the last one? I’m at a loss for trust.”

The event the pedestrian refers to happened in late March, when investigators discovered the doughnut café (215 Harbord St.) was stocking thousands of Krispy Kreme donuts.

Concerned citizen group ‘Dough Not’ called the news “shameful.” Courtesy Creative Commons.

Disappearing from the GTA in 2004 after officials deemed them “dangerously yummy,” Krispy Kreme donuts have become a new criminal commodity. Toronto spends over 2 million in keeping Krispy Kremes, (also known as ‘Kreme,’ and ‘KK’ for short) off the streets, and a civilian group, ‘Dough Not,’ is outraged that the front had managed to operate for so long.

“It’s shameful,” said Dough Not leader Karen Stiller, “and across from a high school too? Really makes you think.”

But not all the feedback is in disgust, as bloggers, Tweets, and word on the street delight that something so strange has opened for conversation. “Ha ha,” chuckles one resident, “Kremes? I haven’t had one of those in years. Think Leno will talk about it?”

“LOL” writes one local Tweeter, “No wonder they always looked pissed when you ordered coffee.”

An official from Krispy Kreme, which are still legal stateside, said while holding a box of the addictive material in question that, “While we do not encourage the illicit trade of our product, it’s honestly your own loss. Oh, mmfh, boy these are good.”

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