Feedsee Food : Caffeinated Donuts and Bagels : Pastry made with process that masks the bitterness of caffeine
North Carolina scientist Dr. Robert Bohannonhas of Onasco 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," said Dr. Bohannon. "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 about his invention. He thinks it is just a matter of time before caffeinated pastries become normal. 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 from soda, chocolate and other sources besides coffee," said Dr. Bohannon. "The Buzz Donut and the Buzzed Bagel lets them get the caffeine by simply eating a delicious pastry item."