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All-Out National Cronut Craze Horribly Overhyped, Poll Finds

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10:  In this photo illustration, a croissant-doughnut hybrid, known as the 'cronut' is seen cut in half a
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: In this photo illustration, a croissant-doughnut hybrid, known as the 'cronut' is seen cut in half at Dominique Ansel Bakery on June 10, 2013 in New York City. The bakery makes 200-250 of the cronuts daily, which have been in hot-demand since they were introduced in May. (Photo illustration by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

To hear the New York-based national media tell it, the whole of the United States of America has been whipped into an all-out frenzy this summer over the cronut, a croissant-donut thing originally introduced by the Dominique Ansel Bakery in May.

Oh, you need proof of said phenomenon? Just look at the lines, said the media (including us)! What more proof could you need? Here's a cronut line, for reference:

cronut

But it turns out much more proof is needed! According to a new YouGov poll, the quote-unquote cronut craze is basically a media-generated myth.

In fact, a whopping 68 percent of those surveyed have not even heard of your precious cronut, and 11 percent politely said they were unsure.

Bask in the glory of truth, dear reader:

cronut chart 1

And most people still don't care about cronuts once they're told what they are!

cronut chart 2

CONCLUSION: THE CRONUT CRAZE IS LIMITED TO A HANDFUL OF OVERLY-INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE. NO MORE TRENDS STORIES WARRANTED.

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