DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- If that cup o' joe you
drink each morning to get moving is getting old, just wait. You soon may be
able to get the same jolt from a donut or bagel. A North Carolina scientist
has developed a way to add caffeine to baked goods and is now pitching the
concept to some of your favorite bakeries and coffee shops.
Buzz Donuts(TM) and Buzzed Bagels(TM) are the brainchild of Dr. Robert
Bohannon, a molecular scientist living in Durham, NC. Dr. Bohannon has
developed a way to mask the normal bitterness of caffeine so that it can be
used in food and pastry products such as bagels and donuts.
"I had the idea for caffeinated pastries several years ago, but the
bitter taste of the caffeine would always overwhelm the flavor," says Dr.
Bohannon, who is president of Onasco, Inc. "I eventually worked with some
flavoring experts and designed a method to mask the bitterness, which led
to successfully adding the caffeine equivalent of one to two cups of coffee
to the food item."
Dr. Bohannon has already approached well-known chains including Krispy
Kreme, Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts about his invention. He thinks it's
just a matter of time before caffeinated pastries become a morning
mainstay. He has already patented the idea along with a method of
controlling the amount of caffeine contained in the food.
A typical cup of coffee contains 50 mg of caffeine. Caffeinated pills
contain between 100 to 200 mg per capsule.
"Some people get their caffeine buzz from soda, chocolate and other
sources besides coffee," continues Dr. Bohannon. "The Buzz Donut and the
Buzzed Bagel lets them get the caffeine buzz by simply eating a delicious
For more information, visit www.buzzdonuts.com.
About Dr. Robert Bohannon
Robert C. Bohannon is a scientist and entrepreneur with a wide variety
of developments to his credit, including developing rapid tests for
infectious diseases such as bird flu and HIV. He holds a BA from the
University of Colorado at Boulder, in Molecular Biology and a PhD in
Molecular Virology from the Baylor College of Medicine. He resides in
Chapel Hill, NC with his wife and three children.
Graham Wilson, PRStreet
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