Krispy Kreme sells donuts of all shapes and sizes. In fact, for the most part, they are about the same shape and size. But what they lack in creativity of shapes, they apparently tried to make up for in flavors. Whether it’s the classic Original Glazed, Glazed Chocolate Cake or Oreos Cookies and Kreme, the options are endless. As you can imagine, such a disparate spectrum leaves a lot of room for calorie interpretation. Oreo cookies and Kreme donuts contain more than twice as many calories as the Original Glazed, for example. But, as Brookell White points out, “The Old Fashioned, [the] Sweet Donut and Lemon Donut…contain beneficial nutrients that [other doughnuts] lacking, including 4 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber.” And if your heart is set on pumpkin spice (and who isn’t?), there’s a donut that tops the rest, if you’ll forgive the dough pun.
“The Original Pumpkin Spice Glazed Donut…is lowest in calories, total fat, sodium, carbs, and sugar, and tied for highest in protein,” says White, comparing the offering to Pumpkin Spice Latte Swirl, Pumpkin Spice Cake, and Pumpkin Spice-Filled Cheesecake Donuts (again, duh.) White pointed out that the PSOGD (hoping the acronym spreads as well as PSL) can certainly still be part of a healthy lifestyle, as you balance all this fall-flavored sweetness with “a diet of fruits, vegetables, protein, fiber, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates”.