Running the Chocolate Gauntlet

July 8th, 2010 by Potato

It looks like I am done running experiments for my PhD — just* analysis and writing up now!

To mark the occasion, we have come up with a new celebration we call “running the chocolate gauntlet“, which can be staged using items found here on the hospital campus (largely the Tim Horton’s). It involves proceeding through a series of celebratory doughnuts, each chocolatier than the last: a honey dip, a chocolate dip, a chocolate glaze, and finally: the double chocolate.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to test out the chocolate gauntlet due to concerns over the safety of the celebratants, and disagreements over whether boston creme should be included and/or allowed to exist at all outside of Boston. We are now waiting on baseline cholesterol tests from the potential test participants, and have sent the boston creme matter off to a subcommittee for a more educated final decision. Early rumour has it that one compromise option will be to leave the boston creme out, but make the final stage of the gauntlet a double chocolate doughnut with a scoop of chocolate ice cream on top. Some members of the boston creme subcommittee, including members not actively pursuing a boston creme jihad, oppose the proposed solution, warning that ice cream availability is limited at the hospital, and may lead to another round of chocolate escalation as various levels of ice cream chocolatyness are added to the gauntlet.

Nonetheless, good news. Celebrations to follow.

With chocolate.

* – this is still a many-month-long process.

4 Responses to “Running the Chocolate Gauntlet”

  1. Rez Says:


  2. Netbug Says:


    Diabetic coma to follow.

  3. Ben Says:

    Chocolate glaze and double chocolate are pretty much the only two donuts I eat at Tim Hortons. I usually get one of each, and I can never decide which one to eat first, because they’re both just so freakin’ amazing!

  4. Mr. Cheap Says: