I had this really random (and incredibly vivid) dream last night in which I was a working as a donut baker in London, and I'm not going to go into all of the details of the dream because I kinda feel like dreams are rarely interesting to anyone other than the person who had them, but I mention the donut baking because I'm always on the lookout for reasons to move to London and the dream got me thinking, and I realized that I couldn't recollect ever having eaten a donut in London and then all of a sudden I was like, "I should open a donut shop in London," but then I did some research and discovered that they already have Krispy Kreme in London and so that hairbrained scheme got thrown out the window, but then I did some more research and discovered that the Krispy Kreme in London sells a mincemeat donut, and I freaking love the whacky Brits because, hello, do you know what mincemeat is???
First, here's the description of the mincemeat donut from Krispy Kreme's donut:
"Our featured doughnut is a yeast raised doughnut shell, filled with delicious mincemeat, topped with white icing and a sugar holly leaf -- sure to add to your festive cheer."
Okay, after I read that description, I looked up mincemeat and went through a bit of a definition rabbit hole, because the definition of mincemeat I found was essentially "suet" and then I had to look up what "suet" was, and found out, via wikipedia, that "Suet is raw beef or mutton fat, especially the hard fat found around the loins and kidneys."
And then I was like, KRISPY KREME LONDON HAS A DONUT MADE OUT OF RAW BEEF OR MUTTON FAT TOPPED WITH WHITE ICING AND A SUGAR HOLLY LEAF????
And that totally freaked me out, but it also made me kinda want to fly to London immediately and try one of these disgusting donuts because I've never heard of anything so weird.
But then I did a little more research and found another definition ("Mincemeat was originally a conglomeration of bits of meat, dried fruit and spices, created as an alternative to smoking or drying for preservation, a variant form of sausage") with a caveat: "Mincemeat containing actual meat has become less common over the years."
So, the mincemeat donut at Krispy Kreme London is most likely made out of raisins, spices, and apples. But there aren't any ingrediants listed on the website, so knowing the British, I'd say it's probably a 50/50 chance here that the donuts have actual raw meat in them.
But I really want to know now and I'm fucking craving a donut, mincemeat or otherwise.
Oh, and in non-related news, I'm obsessed with little people right now, (as in midgets, but that's not the PC word anymore), but that's another post for another day.