Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Attack of the Killer Donuts!

This past weekend, our family stopped by a Krispy Kreme Donut store. It was the first time we had been to one in several years, and it was the first time any of our kids had been.

Anyway, I thought my boys (ages 4 and 2) would have fun watching the donuts being made, so while daddy was waiting in line, I took the boys to the window to see the donut machine. I set up some chairs so that they could see out the window. We got there just in time to see a new batch coming up. Suddenly, my 2 year old started to panic and wanted me to hold him. Sure enough, he was afraid of the army of donuts headed toward him! Later on, however, he fearlessly conquered the donut he was given and wanted to conquer some more!

So, you may be wondering why I ever set foot in a donut shop to begin with. Well, for starters, I actually like donuts. I don’t think it will kill me because I really don’t eat them frequently, besides, my overall diet is a better picture of what will keep me healthy, not one (0r two) donuts every now and then. But before you all go running to your local donut shop because your “nutritionist friend” eats donuts, I’ve included the nutritional facts for one glazed donut, courtesy of dietfacts.com. Given this information, I think I am going to avoid them even more.

Well, the amount of trans-fats is equivalent to one teaspoon. Picture drinking a teaspoon of that cod liver oil grandma forced you to take, but this time it is not for your health! If you add the rest of the fat in, that’s 3 teaspoons.
Maybe we should follow my toddler’s example and be afraid… very, very afraid.

[Donut picture from krispykreme.com]


  1. yummmm... hot Kripy Kreme donuts. What could be better? By the way... I didn't look at the nutritional information. I just couldn't bring myself to look at it. Sometimes it is better not to know.


  2. I love donuts... but for yrs ive know how unhealthy they are... so i try to only have them on a special occasion... they sure are yummy :-)
    thats hilarious about andrew! HAHA
    He shall have nightmares of the terrible attacking donuts for years!

  3. Alan,

    Just don't say I didn't warn you... :-)


    I've known they're unhealthy, but I decided to see how much.

  4. I heard someplace that the grease they use to cook them stays in your system for 30 days... oh well still yummy.. especially when their warm!

  5. BTW - think of it this way: a dozen @ 200 cal each is 2400 cal ... a day's worth of calories ... So all I need is a box of donut a day .. heeheehee

    "donuts ... is there anything they can't do" - Homer Simpson

  6. Mael,

    Good job, but you don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure that out ;-)

  7. I dont think ive eaten 2,4000 calories in years... I probably dont eat 1,500 in a day. Hmm... is that normal?

  8. Mael, Don't forget you multivitamin. Then you're set.

    Drea, you are a small person, so you probably don't need as much. If you get too small, then it won't be normal.