Empty calories: Introducing the chocolate Obama with salted caramel icing

That was a headline we wish we’d never had to write.

Forget “please-don’t-report-on-Benghazi donuts” for the White House press corps. There’s a new frosted charm offensive in town if you’re in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Behold “The Obama”:

Jim Treacher calls it the “perfect pastry” to honor the president: “sugar-coated, bad for you, and empty inside.”

More on the Obama donut from the Julie Darling Donuts Facebook page:

In honor of President Obama coming to town we are creating a chocolate donut with salted caramel icing…we’ve heard it’s a flavor he likes in candy. Come try the OBAMA donut, we will be saving him one on Tuesday!

President Obama will be in Chattanooga next week, but for now, Julie Davis of Julie Darling Donuts is bringing The Obama home.

Bringing Obama home. New donut flavor in honor of presidential visit to Chattanooga #cjdd #potusincha

A photo posted by julie_darling (@julie_darling) on

In case you were wondering, she says this isn’t about politics. It’s about respect … in donut form.

  • Ambushbug

    Appropriately it looks like a turd.

    • CatHerder

      I was thinking it looks like a diseased a**hole, but who am I to argue?

      • TocksNedlog

        It’s missing the stick through the middle.

        • Adi

          Paging Carlos Danger…

      • Clete Torres

        To which ‘it’ do you refer: the donut or the inspiration for said donut?

        • CatHerder

          Ain’t going there, amigo.

    • dpware

      Appropriately you’re a loser. It’s a story about a Donut. Go spread your ignorance elsewhere.

      • DelPasso

        Don’t get too upset now.

    • Jeremy

      ha ha indeed.

  • Macranthunter

    For the last time – Caramel isn’t a flavor, it’s an ingredient. Who would willingly ask for a burned sugar doughnut?

    • Ambushbug

      Can be both actually. In this case it looks like it’s being used as a topping, so I think it’s legit to say caramel flavor. Just like chocolate, it can be a flavor or an ingredient.

    • Clete Torres

      It certainly is a flavor. I eat hot caramel sundaes often.

    • TocksNedlog

      “For the last time -”
      — Promise?

  • FilleGitane

    That donut is RAAAAAAAAAAcist.

  • MTPockets

    It should have been White Chocolate.

    • kch50428

      Half & Half – White & dark…

  • Clete Torres

    Why is Teh Won going to Chatt – is he going to try and shame VW into going yoonyun, or face NLRB action?

    • mike_in_kosovo

      The Perpetual Campaign®

    • DavyCrockettIII

      Bingo. UAW needs help doing for that backward hick town what they did for Detroit.

      • Clete Torres

        Destroy it by unionization? Good luck – Tennesseans are way smarter than that.

  • stuckinIL4now

    So the donut is for the respect and honor of the Office of the President. Gee, if only Obamuh had some.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    What a suckup. She made it look like his butthole so she could kiss his ass all day.

  • Dexter Alarius

    Leaves a bad aftertaste.

    • ToyZebra

      That’s just the arsenic center.

  • Dexter Alarius

    Will 47% of her customers get them for free?
    The rest pay extra?

  • Dexter Alarius

    Does she also make an Obamaéclare that she crams down your throat?

    • Clete Torres

      And claims that it’ll be for your own good.

  • TocksNedlog

    South Park did it first — and did it better:


    • RblDiver

      Beat me to it!

    • RblDiver

      Beat me to it!

  • MarcusFenix

    Someone should have reminder the bakery that half of the donut needed to be a white and powdered.

    • Dexter Alarius

      I believe one of the ingredients is typical white cake.

      • MarcusFenix

        Bet it was his grandma’s recipe too….

    • mapache

      self described white powder if you will.

      • thebigguy128

        I thought it was “typical white powder”

        • rippersnort

          very well said

  • twistedgenius

    Wonder if she was referring to the center of the Donut as the being the presidential part? Nothing there….

  • dennylee60

    Michele would not approve.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Now I have a good reason to stay away from Choo-Choo land next week.

  • Joe W.

    Thanks to my daily portion of prunes, I deposit my “Obama” every morning at about 8:30. Sometimes it even takes 2 flushes.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    Close that doughnut hole, peasant. And fill it with rainbows and unicorn blood!

  • Txgirlinnh

    What’s next a ‘Weiner eclair’?

    • Clete Torres


      • Txgirlinnh

        Sorry just couldn’t stop myself.

      • Txgirlinnh

        Sorry just couldn’t stop myself.

      • alumin

        LMAO…thanks Clete – that’s hilarious!

    • Clete Torres


  • Txgirlinnh

    What’s next a ‘Weiner eclair’?

  • The Penguin

    That doughnuts’ racist.

  • The Penguin

    That doughnuts’ racist.

  • BoscoBolt

    Doesn’t this stupid woman know that obama is the kiss of death for a business? EVERY BUSINESS that obama visits, goes belly-up within a few months. It is pretty shocking that anyone would want to “honor” a sworn enemy of America in the first place, but, if she really wants to, she had better be prepared to kiss her business goodbye. I for one, would never visit Julie Darling Donuts, knowing that they support obama, and the destruction of America.

  • brewerandpatriot

    It should have been like a Boston creme except the filling would be horse $hit.

  • Adela Wagner

    Should be white “let them eat” cake, with yellow bellied choom flavored frosting, sprinkled with black “when you need to use it” sprinkles.

  • Sara Nichols

    That looks like s**t with white grains.

  • Lg

    What is that doughnut called in Florida street lingo… an obomma Kracker?

    • The Official Andy ®

      A CREEPY Obomma Kracka.

  • Marvin Nelson

    I may not ever eat another donut ’cause this makes me sick.

    • $24698634

      Probably better for your health.

      • Marvin Nelson

        Good point. I have actually eaten only one donut in the past five years. They go right to my tummy!

  • PhullaSchidt

    Screw that. Nothing beats a Krispy Kreme, hot off the line.

    Oh, and when it comes to your business, Julie……enjoy the decline.

  • stellatruman

    what a waste of a perfectly good donut

    • stellatruman

      I shall steal the idea since we have a donut machine from a business we closed….I love to cook and have some plans in the making

  • Jeremy
  • Mike Rogers

    I’d be all over that donut if they called it the “delicious carmel chocolate donut that Michelle doesn’t want you to have”

  • sticker chick

    All I know is that she can take a flying f*** at it, rolling or not.

  • Renny

    Must be white cake on the inside. He IS a white, African American after all.

  • brwaldbaum

    Try the new CJD Donuts Obama Special: A bitter chocolate napoleon that tastes like sour grapes and is filled with a trillion empty calories!

  • SkyePuppy

    It’s salted, because everything Obama says needs to be taken with LOTS of grains of salt.