Tasty Baking Opens Worker Fitness Center
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Are too many Tastykakes being nibbled in the break room at Tasty Baking Co.?
Tasty, purveyor of cupcakes and other baked goods bearing the Tastykake name, announced Wednesday that it’s opening its first employee-fitness center.
An icon in the Philadelphia snack universe, Tasty issued a release saying it hopes its employees will get in shape and adopt healthier lifestyles, so ``now you can have your cake and eat `two’.″
Tasty has scheduled an opening ceremony for the 2,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility Thursday, including a small health fair in which employees can get cholesterol and glucose readings, body-fat measurements and information on adopting healthy lifestyles.
Special guests invited to the event will receive gift packages that include Tastykake goods, while employees will be treated to cheese, crackers, fruit, pretzels and juices, company spokeswoman Robin Caterson said.
Tasty employees have free access to the company’s sweet products every work day _ in break rooms, conference rooms, atop filing cabinets _ said Caterson. They also can buy the products at deep discounts.
Leaving aside puns about Tastykake Honey Buns, all this begs the question whether a person can consume the company’s krimpets, snowballs, pies and doughnuts and remain physically fit. The company says that yes, in moderation, its products can be part of a healthy lifestyle.
``We believe that Tastykake is a comfort food and we believe it should be treated as a reward,″ she said. ``Everybody should have a balanced lifestyle and that consists of eating Tastykakes, hopefully.″