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Mon Mar 25, 2019, 04:37 PM

Krispy Kreme owners admit to family history of Nazi ties

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/25/business/krispy-kreme-nazi-ties/index.html

New York (CNN Business)The family that owns well-known consumer brands like Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Keurig Dr. Pepper and Panera Bread say their Nazi ancestors used slave labor during World War II.

The Reimann family, which owns the controlling stake in JAB Holdings and is reportedly one of the richest families in Germany, will donate €10 million, or $11 million, to a yet-undisclosed charity after a three-year investigation that it commissioned discovered details of their ancestors' behavior.

A family spokesperson said Albert Reimann Sr., who died in 1954, and Albert Reimann Jr., who died in 1984, used Russian civilian prisoners and French prisoners of war as forced labor in their factories during the war, and that they were anti-Semites and avowed supporters of Adolf Hitler.

The investigation also found that Reimann Sr. donated to Hitler's paramilitary SS force as early as 1931.
Investigators also found a letter from Reimann Jr. to a local mayor complaining that the French prisoners of war weren't working hard enough and should be in prison.

more at the link...

JAB Holdings, which is based in Luxembourg, also owns Peet's Coffee, Pret A Manger, Einstein's Bagels and Coty.

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Reply Krispy Kreme owners admit to family history of Nazi ties (Original post)
IronLionZion Mar 2019 OP
JCMach1 Mar 2019 #1
okaawhatever Mar 2019 #2
Beakybird Mar 2019 #3
IronLionZion Mar 2019 #7
MurrayDelph Mar 2019 #13
at140 Mar 2019 #4
TheBlackAdder Mar 2019 #8
at140 Mar 2019 #11
MurrayDelph Mar 2019 #12
at140 Mar 2019 #14
JI7 Mar 2019 #15
at140 Mar 2019 #16
JI7 Mar 2019 #17
IronLionZion Mar 2019 #19
KatyMan Mar 2019 #5
Blue_Tires Mar 2019 #6
keithbvadu2 Mar 2019 #9
DFW Mar 2019 #10
Codeine Mar 2019 #18

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 04:41 PM

1. Can I just get some NAZI and Authoritarian free

Products up in here please... Damn

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 04:45 PM

2. Wow, $11 million from a company worth more than 15 billion. How effin generousl. /s nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 04:46 PM

3. So Nazis went into the bagel business?

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 04:53 PM

7. And some Jewish people drive VW, Audi, Porsche cars.

The CEO of my company is a Jewish immigrant refugee and we have Thyssen Krupp elevators in our HQ building. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThyssenKrupp#Third_Reich_(1933%E2%80%931945)

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 09:00 PM

13. Why am I thinking of Emo Philips?

My sister married a German. He complained he couldn’t get a good bagel back home. I said, “Well, whose fault is that?”

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 04:47 PM

4. Krispy Kreme donuts are the best!

But I restrict myself to only 1 dozen per week.

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Response to at140 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 05:17 PM

8. OK for institutional, but on the small side. In Amherst, MA, go to the Glazed Doughnut Shop.

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I live in NJ, and that's the place to go. 3-4 times the size of a Krispy Kreme, all natural, you can get gluten free versions, and they have special seasonal ones, like Maple and others.

https://www.glazeddoughnutshop.com/gallery

https://www.glazeddoughnutshop.com/menu


Once you have theirs, Krispy Kreme is just meh.

.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 07:16 PM

11. I will check it out in my neck of the woods

Which is NE Florida. Thanks for the tip.

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Response to at140 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:58 PM

12. Only if you like Glazed donuts

and only when extremely fresh.

I have several smaller (mostly) chains I prefer, in L.A., Reno, Portland OR, and Longview WA. And that covers most of the places I travel regularly.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 09:57 PM

14. I was a regular customer of maple coated donuts at Winco

Because they were always freshly made and I was at Winco frequently.
Krispy Kreme was in far away Portland, OR but like you said best only when fresh.

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Response to at140 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 09:58 PM

15. not to me but I'm not into donuts much.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 10:11 PM

16. Good for you, think of something which is..

made from refined flour, zero fiber, lots of sugar and deep fried in saturated fat = DONUTS!
Few things are worse for you than eating donuts. But then so is smoking but addictions are hard to kill.

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Response to at140 (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 11:41 PM

17. I like a lot of sugary unhealthy things

but donuts were never that great for me.

although I do like churros and I think they are considered donuts.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 07:11 AM

19. Churros are donuts for cowboys and shepherds in Portugal/Spain

to fry in a skillet out in the field over a campfire. It's similar enough to doughnuts: fried dough with sugar and cinnamon. But it has some rugged cowboy cred if you're into that.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 04:48 PM

5. Like the family didn't know

Already...

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 04:49 PM

6. Well since Nazism is the hip and stylish thing to be a part of these days...

their stock might actually rise...

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 06:25 PM

9. Or as Trump would say: Some very fine people.

Or as Trump would say: Some very fine people.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 06:29 PM

10. "after a three-year investigation that it (the family itself) commissioned"

Better not be too impatient waiting for the Trump family to make any similar kind of move........

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 11:44 PM

18. Gah. I work for these people now.

 

They bought the company I work for last year.

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