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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Donuts

Damage Control

Okay, so we already know that Krispy Kreme isn't a health-food product, but even eaten as a treat they're a bit extreme.

The Krispy Kreme company ships cartons of doughnuts, doughnut holes, and honey buns to supermarkets each day. Inside is a collection of sugar-coated white flour that has been fried in vegetable shortening made with partially hydrogenated oil.

What does some of the damage amount to?

  • The Original Glazed Doughnut has 3 grams of saturated fat plus 3-1/2 grams of trans fat.
  • The Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled Doughnut has 5 grams of saturated fat plus 5 grams of trans fat.
  • The 310-calorie Honey Bun packs 5 grams of saturated fat plus 7 grams of trans.

The American Heart Association recommends that you eat less than 2 grams of trans fat in an entire day.

Krispy Kreme does say they plan to get rid of the trans fat in their goodies but their new pastries, which have recently started showing up in some areas, mostly replace the trans fat with saturated fat. Not good.

P.S. I have not had the pleasure myself, but have been told by reliable, die-hard donut eaters that there is nothing in the world quite like a Krispy Kreme donut hot off the rack. So for those who needn't diet...well, there you go.

Visit their web site: KrispyKreme.com

Disclosure: We have no affiliation with the manufacturer mentioned above.

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