10 Despicable Doughnuts
Think twice before grabbing one of these fatty sugar bombs By: Emily G. W. Chau
Morning Gut Busters
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Believe it or not, a cruller or Long John may be a better choice for an occasional breakfast indulgence than one of their circular cousins, the bagel. Doughnuts tend to pack fewer calories and fat than bagels simply because they’re smaller and less dense. But of course, this isn’t always the case. Some rings are nothing more than a fried vehicle to carry chocolate, sprinkles, cream, and calorie-laden nuts. (Clean up your eating habits with this guide to inner and outer beauty.) To make sure this treat doesn’t deliver permanent damage to your gut, we dug around and found some of the worst rings around. Read on to discover more about these 10 disgusting doughnuts.
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Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Crumb Donut500 calories, 18 g fat, 350 mg sodium, 52 g sugar
The addition of blueberries may sound wholesome, but don’t be fooled. This sickeningly sweet treat packs 500 calories and 52 grams of sugar—or the equivalent of 20 Hershey’s Kisses.
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Caribou Coffee Apple Fritter500 calories, 16 g fat, 660 mg sodium, 24 g sugar
While the calorie count of this fried piece of dough is enough to make your eyes pop, it’s the sodium count that’s really shocking. If you have one of these apple fritters for breakfast, you’re already at 44% of your recommended daily sodium intake before the day’s even half over.
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Starbucks Old Fashioned Glazed Doughnut420 calories, 21 g fat, 260 g sodium, 34 g sugar
Want some sugar with your coffee? One of these doughnuts contains as many calories and as much sugar as fourteen Starburst squares.
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Entenmann’s Rich Frosted Soft’ees330 calories, 23 g fat, 210 mg sodium, 14 g sugar
These chocolaty Entenmann’s pastries are rich in taste and calories. Just one frosted doughnut clocks in at 330 calories and 23 grams of fat.
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Little Debbie Mini Frosted Donuts240 calories, 14 g fat, 170 mg sodium, 15 g sugar (4)
Little Debbie’s mini donuts aren’t the worst of the lot—but that’s only if you keep their serving size in check. They’re practically bite-size, so it’s easy to pop twice as many in your mouth as you should.
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Krispy Kreme Vanilla Iced Crème Filled Doughnut360 calories, 19 g fat, 160 mg sodium, 22 g sugar
Oozing with a crème filled center, this indulgence is loaded with 360 calories and 19 grams of fat. If you are jonesing for a ring, stick to one of the restaurant’s fresh-off-the-presses glazed doughnuts (200 calories, 12 g fat, 95 mg sodium, 10 g sugar).
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Tim Hortons Walnut Crunch Donut360 calories, 23 g fat, 320 mg sodium, 29 g sugar
You’ve got to be nuts to order the walnut crunch doughnut from Tim Hortons. Just one has more calories, fat, and sugar than a scoop of Haagen Dazs’s chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
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Dunkin’ Donut Chocolate Coconut Cake Donut550 calories, 39 g fat, 390 mg sodium, 22 g sugar
Forget about America running on Dunkin’—this doughnut will only slow you down. The coconut drives up the total fat to a disgusting 39 g per ring. You’ll actually save yourself fat and calories if you eat two hamburgers from McDonald’s instead.
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Tim Hortons Sour Cream Glazed Donut340 calories, 17 g fat, 230 mg sodium, 29 g sugar
Pick a better breakfast why don’t you, eh? Before you’ve even added a side of eggs, bacon, or fruit, your diet is set back 340 calories and 17 grams of fat with a single doughnut.
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Entenmann’s Frosted Devil’s Food Donut310 calories, 18 g fat, 170 mg sodium, 24 g sugar
Devil’s food, indeed. When you’re tempted to scarf down one of Entenmann’s chocolate covered chocolate doughnut, remember that you’re practically eating a full sized Snickers bar (280 calories, 14 g fat, 140 mg sodium, 30 g sugar).
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