Top Swap

The Top Swap at Krispy Kreme

A simple round doughnut is the closest you’ll get to a square meal.

Top Swap

The Top Swap at Krispy Kreme

A simple round doughnut is the closest you’ll get to a square meal.

In some parts of the U.S., Krispy Kreme has expanded its food menu beyond doughnuts. The bad news is that most of the new additions are primarily sugar calories—mostly bagels—the same type of nutrient-devoid, carb-heavy fare the bakery has always specialized in. The rule of thumb at Krispy Kreme is to avoid anything that’s filled with custard, cream or whatever the berry flavoring is made from. A simple round doughnut is the closest you’ll get to a square meal.

Eat This

Original Glazed Doughnut

Calories

190

Fat

11 g

Saturated fat

5 g

Sugars

10 g

Not That!

Apple Fritter

Calories

400

Fat

20 g

Saturated fat

9 g

Sugars

28 g

If you’re coming to Krispy Kreme for health food, you’re missing the point. But if you want a quick sugar fix without too much caloric damage, the simplest doughnuts are the best solution. Don't fritter your time away on that other meteorite-shaped lump of sugar and fat.

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