My partner brought home a couple boxes of delicious, dreamy Krispy Kreme donuts last night. He does this once in a while, and I certainly love it. But the previous time he brought them, I had asked next time to bring some of the chocolate covered standard donuts.
So last night I open the box, expecting to see those shiny smooth rich chocolate dipped donuts. And what do I see? Beautiful Krispy Kreme donuts covered in a tasteless chocolate spread that comes out of a jar bought from the supermarket. It’s put on so thick, spread marks all over it, and it’s dull and rough texture made it look like someone took a diarrhea shit all over them. It was very unappetizing to say the least.
Although very disappointing (I’m used to disappointment here in Philippines), it was not surprising one tiny bit. First thought that came from my mind was, “Typical Filipino ignorance of standards.”
They use this chocolate hazelnut shit from a jar called Nutella. It’s tasteless crap. It tastes more like watered down cake frosting than actual chocolate. And who the fuck puts cake frosting on a raised donut??? Only a Pinoy! So I took the box and gave it to the house help and of course, they gobbled it down without a complaint.
And it’s completely understandable why so few international food chains and retailers refuse to come to Philippines and allow Filipinos to manage their stores.
STANDARDS ARE IGNORED, FORGOTTEN, OR TOSSED OUT THE WINDOW TO DO THINGS “DA PILIPINO WAY”.