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Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away Miniature Donuts All Month Long

They're cute, they're tasty, and they're less than 100 calories.

Is there anything better than a Krispy Kreme donut? Well, if you care about your waistline, how about a miniature Krispy Kreme donut?

As of this week, the donut chain is selling miniaturized versions of its four most popular donut varietals: original glazed, chocolate iced glazed, chocolate iced with sprinkles, and strawberry iced with sprinkles. The minimized treats will feature the same decadent flavor and texture as their larger counterparts but will clock in at under 100 calories each.

The company claims that these new offerings are in the name of health.

"Too many people bail on their New Year's resolutions before they are even halfway through January. That's no good. Sometimes a mini-indulgence, or cheat, is all you need to help you stick with it," said Krispy Kreme's Dave Skena. "So, we miniaturized our most popular doughnuts. A little Krispy Kreme goes a long way."

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Let's be clear: donuts, even if they are low-cal versions, aren't healthy. Krispy Kreme's original glazed donut clocks in at 190 calories, and is loaded with 10 grams of sugar and 5 grams of saturated fat. (For reference, that's double the sugar and saturated fat levels of a KIND bar, a snack that has a similar calorie count.) The chocolate iced glazed is, as you can imagine, even worse: It clocks in at 240 calories and has 20 grams of sugar. The new mini donuts will have an even higher sugar concentration. For instance, despite being a third of the size of the regular donut, three miniature chocolate iced glazed donuts have a grand total of 24 grams of sugar.

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If that sounds appealing to you, know that they're available free of charge every Monday for the rest of the month, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. And if you'd rather just make your donuts at home, see How to Make Donuts the Old-Fashioned Way.

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