Dunkin' Donuts decisionPosted on Apr 14th 2008 8:30AM by Bev Sklar
You skipped breakfast this morning and a dozen assorted Dunkin' Donuts await you at the office. A hunger-meter registering near-starvation is no time to make a nutritionally sound donut decision.
On a good willpower day you walk away and seek a healthier alternative. But on a bad day you grab a donut, bite into the soft, melting circle of sugar and gulp it down in three bites. Then you try and forget it happened or your sugar rush will be ruined. Here are a few common selections I often see in a Dunkin' Donuts dozen. If it is a bad day, at least be aware of the nutritionally 'better' choice for your weak moment. Which selection do you think has the least fat and calories?
|Bavarian Kreme Donut||979 (3.4%)|
|French Cruller||7841 (27.0%)|
|Glazed Donut||2608 (9.0%)|
|Old Fashioned Cake Donut||14037 (48.4%)|
|Jelly Filled Donut||3542 (12.2%)|
If you answered French Cruller, you're right! At 150 calories and 8 g of fat, this sexy little number has 80 less calories than the next best selection in the poll, a Glazed Donut with 230 calories and 10 g fat. I always figured the Old-Fashioned Cake Donut was the best bet, but don't let this Plain Jane fool you. It has 280 calories and 15 g fat, more than every choice in the poll!