For 7 days every year, bakers and coffee shops up and down the country sell doughnuts to raise money for The Children’s Trust. Every doughnut sold by participating bakers in National Doughnut Week (this year it’s from 10th-17th May) raises money for this national charity that provides specialist care and rehabilitation for children with multiple disabilities.
National Doughnut Week has raised over £775,000 for children’s charities in the last 22 years so this post is about supporting this fantastic charity and encouraging you all to buy a doughnut!
The Jam doughnut
Total Fat 6.9g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Dietary Fiber 1.5g
Original glazed Krispy Kreme
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 6g
krispy creme caramel crunch
Total Fat 21.8g
Saturated Fat 11g
So the good old-fashioned British Doughnut wins the race! It’s the ‘healthiest’ option in terms of being lowest in Calories, sugar and fat so you don’t need to feel guilty at all, doing your bit for charity 🙂 Now when I say healthy I do feel obliged to say the doughnut is definitely a treat item; something not to be consumed every day please.
Krispy Kreme is hugely popular in Britain. Despite the anti-obesity message that dominates our health media, we still indulge regularly in these treats. There are two massive trends in food right now – one is health, the other is indulgence and both are similar in size. It’s a bit of a myth that we’re all charging off to the salad aisle, when actually we are equally spoiling ourselves. Our stressful lives mean we seek out comfort food that gives instant gratification.
And Mr krsipy kreme does us no favours at all in helping us moderate our consumption of this fluffy yet crispy, sugary sweet coated ring. They draw you in by offering deals on multiple doughnuts. You only went in for 1, how on earth did you come out with a gift box of 12?! Through glamorous branding and clever advertising, krispy kreme now dominate the market. These doughnuts have had cameo appearances on television shows such as Sex and the City and The Sopranos. With well-publicised fans such as Madonna and Beyoncé people have been known to travel an hour just to get one, despite being more than twice the price of a traditional jam one. So it looks like they are here to stay and as I said, do your bit for charity this week and make you treat a doughnut 🙂
- The biggest doughnut ever made was 16ft long by 16inches tall!
- America makes 10billion doughnuts a year!
- The world record for the fastest to eat a doughnut with no hands is just 33 seconds!
- The most sugared jam doughnuts eaten in 3 minutes, without licking the lips is 6!
- The Guinness World record for eating the most doughnuts in one sitting is 49 in 8 minutes!
- The longest line of doughnuts is 561.4 m (1841 ft 10 in)