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As Drew Harwell, staff writer for the St. Petersburg Times, reports, honey buns have taken the nation's penal system by storm. Yes, it seems hardened criminals across the country are eagerly lining up for these cellophane-wrapped sugar-and-fat bombs (the same sort that you find in all manner of vending machines) like kids making a beeline for the ice cream truck in July. (Though most third-graders aren't armed with homemade shivs.)
In Florida alone, inmates buy 270,000 honey buns a month, outselling all types of tobacco and cans of Coke. Their favorite honey bun of all: Mrs. Freshley's Grand Honey Bun, which, with its hardened crust of bleach white frosting looks more like a plastic parody of baked goods than an actual baked good.