I was super when my Holey Donuts package to arrive. I don’t even remember when was the last time I had a donut. These are so delicious I can’t even tell that they are low fat and less calories than the ones they sell at Krispy Cream or supermarket bakeries. When these arrived, I immediately created a sample plate for myself.
Cinnamon Donut Holes: Delicious. Light and fluffy with just the right amount of cinnamon and frosting. Four donut holes for just 158 calories.
Jumbo Cinnamon Bun: Back in high school I remember during “nutrition break” I would always buy one of those JUMBO cinnamon bun to much on. Little did I know, I was probably consuming 800+ calories in a matter of minutes. The holey donut jumbo cinnamon buns are only 340 calories for the whole thing. They taste great slightly defrosted, but even more awesome when slightly nuked in the microwave. Truly heaven on a plate.
Boston Oreo: The oreo crumbles on top were delightful and the cream filling when it was slightly defrosted was creamy and oh so good. My next time eating this flavor, I nuked it for 30 seconds, just enough for the outside to be warm, but the custard inside was still cold. It was divine. The custard tasted like ICE CREAM. All that for only 218 calories.
Apple Graham: Tasted like an apple pie. The filing was so delicious. Just 217 calories.
Raspberry Vanilla Truffle: Love the raspberry flavor in the middle paired with the vanilla frosting. Just 217 calories.
The Low Fat Chocolate Crumble, Low Fat Vanilla Crumble, Low Fat Caramel Crumble were pretty much the same, except for the variance in flavor of the toppings. Lower in calories than the rest of the assortments, but just as delicious. Only about 150 calories each.
My favorite has the be the Boston Oreo. The creamy ice cream like filling won me over! I like the honesty of the Holey donut image. They never claim to be a healthy food or tell you to eat their donuts to lose weight. They simply tell you the fact. Their donuts are lower in calories and fat than their competitors. Simple as that. After trying out all the varieties they sent over, I noticed one common trait among the donuts, the base of each donut are pretty much the same, which is slightly sweet, but not deep fried and they dress up each donut with varieties of topping and or fillings. So since they have perfected the base of their donut to be lower in calories and fat, even after adding all the frosting, filling and toppings, the donuts can STILL be lower in calories that their deep fried donut competitors. Aside from the base, I’m sure the recipes of the fillings and topping has been carefully developed as well because I notice that they are not over the top sweet. They keep really well in the freezer so you can honestly have these once in a while with no pressure to finish the whole box. Holey donuts are defiantly worth hitting the gym for.
After reading all about my Holey donut adventure, don’t you want to try some of these yourself to see if they live up to all the hype? Well, here is your chance. I am excited to be able to host my VERY first giveaway. The kind peeps over at Holey donuts has offered to give away an order of their infamous donuts to one lucky reader. All you have to do is:
1) Sign up for their newsletter (bottom right corner).
2) Add me to your blogroll if you have not already done so.
3) Leave a comment telling me “why I would love a low fat donut.”
4) Link back to my giveaway if you have a blog plus tell me in comments (no blog? just e-mail me ^_^)
Contest ends May 21, 2009. Good luck everyone!!
Retails: $11.95 to $21.95 @ Holey Donuts
My Cost: Free
Calories: 148 to 340 calories each
WW: 3 to 7