Top Pick Of The Week

January 25, 2011



Low fat donuts are a no-complaints substitute for the full fat version. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.

WHAT IT IS: Cinnamon buns and donuts with substantially less fat than the most popular national brands.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: It’s the only low fat gourmet donut line we’ve come across.
WHY WE LOVE IT: All of the flavor, none of the guilt.

.Holey Donuts!: All Of The Flavor With A Fraction Of The Fat & Calories

CAPSULE REPORT: Holey Donuts, Batman! These tasty, lowfat, lower-calorie pastries will be the toast of the town.

Citizens of Gotham City: Holey Donuts! were created by a food superhero. He knows that people want their donuts; they just don’t want the calories and fat that come with them.

Back in 1958, Frank Dilullo’s father was one of the first franchisees of Dunkin’ Donuts—today the world’s largest donut chain. Frank followed in the donut business, making his own gourmet donuts.

One day, he stepped away from the deep fat fryer and began to cook his donuts in a new and different way: low-fat. He then sent samples off to an FDA-approved lab for testing. The result: each donut had less than 3 grams of fat. (Just don’t ask for the secret recipe.)

The Ultra Low Fat line of donuts—and the cinnamon buns, which we adore—are light and airy. Classic donuts are cakey or crumbly; these are closer to a Krispy Kreme than Dunkin’ Donuts.

Here’s a comparison:

Chart courtesy Holey Donuts!.

Your next step should be to order a box or two. They arrive frozen, ready to be thawed and devoured. Stick ’em in the fridge and enjoy them on an as-needed basis, or microwave them to appear just-made.

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Cooking Light: Dinner Tonight The Low-Fat Good Food Cookbook 100% Pleasure
Cooking Light The Essential Dinner Tonight Cookbook: Over 350 Delicious, Easy, and Healthy Meals, by the editors of Cooking Light magazine. It’s easy to enjoy your favorite foods in healthier forms, which is their specialty. Learn more.

The Low-Fat Good Food Cookbook: For a Lifetime of Fabulous Food, by Martin Katahn and Terri Katahn. Dozens of lowfat recipe favorites with total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, calorie, sodium and fiber content. Learn more.

100% Pleasure: From Appetizers to Desserts, the Low-Fat Cookbook for People Who Love to Eat, by Nancy Baggett and Ruth Glick. Cheesecake, chocolate cake, gravy and salmon mousse: All of the pleasure with none of the guilt. Learn more.


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