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Something Tells Me Multi-Grain Doughnuts Still Won't Be Healthy

Something Tells Me Multi-Grain Doughnuts Still Won't Be Healthy

Remember when I told you guys about Krispy Kreme's foray into whole wheat doughnuts? Some of you thought it was great, while others thought it was a dumb marketing ploy. Well, a few months later, they've got a new doughnut for you to weigh in on. This time it's a multigrain cake doughnut made with seven grains and topped with an oatmeal crisp crunch. For now it's just a limited time treat (starting July 9) made with molasses and brown sugar with a slight pecan flavor to it. Sure, seven grains sounds healthy, but last I heard, a doughnut is still a doughnut.

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JessBear JessBear 9 years
I think it actually sounds pretty good. The description makes me think it must be reminiscent of a muffin- one of those delic, 1,000 calorie, cakey muffins.
rbex rbex 9 years
Maybe true Ginger, but these aren't really "whole grain". =/ I'm not surprised about the latte stats. That's with whole milk and loads of sugar.
Ginger Ginger 9 years
People don't eat whole grain to reduce calories or fat. It has other benefits, like fiber. While this isn't healthy, the calorie, fat and sugar content are less than a regular cafe latte from Starbucks.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I think when companies try to make an indulgent snack healthy, it usually fails. Which is why the best choice would be the original. Chances are it won't be as bad as the 'healthier' option.
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
Hey all, I just posted some nutritional information about this doughnut: A Multi-Grain Doughnut IS Still a Doughnut. Check it out.
amandaaa amandaaa 9 years
that doesn't sound too bad, actually.
uptowngirl1999 uptowngirl1999 9 years
I agree. Calling something healthy makes people think that they can eat more of it and be ok. It's like diet soda. People will order the mcheart-attack burger, large fries and diet coke. Well why not, you're saving on the soda calories right? If you are going to splurge, you might as well do it in small doses. Like someone stated, if you are going to have a donut have ONE. You crave it for a reason, i.e. flavor. So eat what you like. If you want to eat at mc donald's and have a burger and some fries, get a kids meal! What drives me wild is the fast food restaurants advertising salads as being healthy. If you actually look at the nutrition charts, sure your salad may only be 180 calories. But that is NOT including the crutons, salad dressing, the CHEESE, etc. I say eat what you like, but in moderation and smaller portions. Nothing wrong with eating unhealthy items. We all do, and you can still not screw up your "diet" or healthy mind-set.
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 9 years
According to the Krispy Kreme website, the whole wheat doughnut and original doughnut have similar calorie and fat content (180 cal and 11 g fat for ww, 200 cal and 12 g fat for original) so if the whole wheat doesn't taste good I would definitely go for the real thing!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
I will have to try this.
rbex rbex 9 years
Oops, that's supposed to say fat free*
rbex rbex 9 years
Also, eating a "healthier" version may cause people to think that eating more than one is OK to do. I'm with tshelly, if I'm going to indulge in a doughnut, I'm going to probably go with the real thing. It's like icecream - I would much rather eat the real thing occasionally as a treat than have the fat fat sugar free (a.k.a frankenfood) kind.
GeorgiaCharlotte GeorgiaCharlotte 9 years
I don't think any of this whole wheat or baked stuff makes anything healthier, but rather less unhealthy. It still depends on the exact ingredient list (yes, they use grains and molasses, but do they also include corn syrup and enriched flour?), but as long as they aren't consumed every day, I think a once in a while deep fried whole wheat doughnut as a treat is better than a regular doughnut.
tshellyedwards tshellyedwards 9 years
Okay -- so, come on, ladies, let's get real. For me, if I'm going to have a doughnut, I'm going to have a DOUGHNUT. That means fat, sugar, delicious-ness and all. And I will have one, and I will enjoy every bite :) I tried those whole wheat original glazed when they first came out, and they are NOT good. What's the point of having a doughnut? I totally wasn't satisfied, and all I wanted to do was a buy another (which, I did, by the way :)) to really meet the desire to have a doughnut. Might as well just get the real thing, allow myself a treat for that day and enjoy it to the fullest :) And rbex, you're probably right. Is this new doughnut actually made with 100% whole grains, or enriched?? Enough said on my part :)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
Will they be giving away free samples? I'd rather taste it first before purchasing...
uptowngirl1999 uptowngirl1999 9 years
I think it is all a marketing ploy as well. I don't care what kind of ingredients (milti-grain, 7 grains, organic ingredients, all natural ingredients), if you deep fry it there is still 0 health content left. It's like deep frying tofu. Defeats the point of it being healthy. But then again so do other "health" items. Baked Lays? Sure they are healthIER, but if you eat the whole bag, it defeats the purpose. ;-)
rbex rbex 9 years
Agreed! There's no way that all that sugar is healthy for anyone. And 7 grains? Probably includes all enriched ones.
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