(Insert Third “K” Here)

It’ll get better, trust me. Even if it doesn’t, there are other jobs.

And today in “Are you fucking kidding me?!”: The German family that has a stake in Krispy Kreme had ties to the Nazis. I’m fucking serious.

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.

Fucking yikes.

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

The company acquired most of its best-known brands within the last several years. It took a stake in Coty in the early 1990s, and is the beauty company’s largest shareholder.

So this probably happened after Krispy Kreme farted out their initial IPO in the early 2Ks. By that time, I had long since quit the company and was doing everything I could to forget that shithole. (One of my co-workers was abusive. That’s not a joke or an exaggeration.)

You know, the manager’s kid said that with all he knew about the company, they really needed to add an extra “K” to the logo. I thought he was just being cynical. It seems he was right.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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2 Responses to (Insert Third “K” Here)

  1. DeviceDude says:

    I always did say Krispy Kreme was way overrated and this only reinforces my belief that they’re not worth it. Dunkin’ may be a better alternative as I do like their Veggie Egg White on English Muffin. I’ve had those in Boston, Providence, Milwaukee, Chicago and Los Angeles. 🙂


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