Calories in Krispy Kreme Donuts
Article by Diet Bites
Glaze Impacts Caloric Values
When we're looking at glazed donuts, the amount of energy values (Kcals) contained in the food is dependent upon the thickness of the glaze - as well as the recipe for such.
Those that have been thickly applied yet don't yet-qualify as 'iced or frosted' are going to contain less values as icing is basically pure D sugar - or at times, a mix of sugar and fat - both of which weigh heftily in energy values.
Therefore, you're going to be better off simply based on the Kcal content alone in choosing donuts that are lightly glazed or that contain no icing.
The great news is that while doughnuts can be significant in caloric values, they generally contain fewer than a wedge of frosted cake. The topping is so light in comparison, even when the doughnut is heavily glazed - it doesn't contain as much sugary icing as a serving of frosted cake.
And when chocolate cake is being discussed, the values can soar to over 600 Kcals - and that's particularly the situation when restaurant desserts are involved.
On that note, let's review our chart and identify the best choices based on the nutritional elements below:
Best Choices for Dieters
As in most situations, the less calories contained in the food - generally the less sugar and fatty acids.
It's a bit humorous to see that the donut with the fewest Kcals is the 'Sugar' version, isn't it? It also contains the least amount of fat in comparison to the others listed - along with the Cinnamon and Maple Iced.
Both the Sugar and the Glazed Cinnamon can fit into a weight loss plan when enjoyed as an occasional treat rather than a daily feast. Both contain fewer total fat grams than a two-pack assortment of most cupcakes. They also contain about one-half of the Kcal content.
Simply put, each contains about the same number of Kcals as one chocolate cupcake with icing.
Take One & Be Done
This has always been one of our mottos - just eat one, then walk away. If you order half-a-dozen or a Baker's dozen to save a bit of money, then you're only going to be tempted until they are consumed. In this situation - it's an issue of temptation consuming the consumer.
If you order only one, then you'll enjoy it thoroughly by eating slowly - and there won't be any temptation in the mix to grab another....and then yet another....