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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Holey Donuts! Review

Okay when I say "heaven" what do you think of? How about "soft", "sweet", "gooey", "decadent"..now what comes to mind? What I now associate with these words  is......Holey Donuts! Oh..my..god, I think I am in love. I feel the fluttering butterfly's, my hearts pounding and the smirky smile that comes over my face as I open the box knowing what lies inside. Yep, it's heaven!

Holey Donuts! The only low fat, super yummy, guilt free donut. While most donuts have 15-20 grams of fat per donut, Holey Donuts! have a mere 3 grams. That's right 3. Now you know you donut eaters like me do not stop with just one donut especially is you have your hot coffee too. I admit I have been known to eat 2 (or 3), now that is a possible of 40-60 grams of fat..oh lord. Not with my new found hero Holey Donuts!, my "normal" donut eating would only be 6-9 grams...amazing!


I contacted Holey Donuts! myself via email about writing a review for them. I normally do not do this but after seeing them all over the blogosphere, I had to know for myself if all the claims were true. Sure I expected the product probably be good, but not knock my socks off fantastic. After my email exchange with Holey Donuts! I was glad to see they were as excited to work with my little blog as I was to work with them. My contacts are super sweet and you can tell they love their company.

A day later,the FedEx man was at my house..wow super quick! I opened the big box to find sampler boxes packed nicely in dry ice and still frozen solid. The donuts need to be shipped this was because "Our donuts must be shipped frozen due to a lack of hydrogenated vegetable shortening, which is the harmful ingredient in other donuts that keeps them "fresh" for days or months. We prepare your donuts fresh and by hand, then freeze them to lock in the freshness."


This is the Sampler Favorite A and this is how it looks still frozen right out of the packing box. The label on each box tells you what is inside and gives you the ingredient list of each one of their donuts not just what is inside. I couldn't wait to dive in. On the box it tells you how to thaw your donuts. Microwave or "natural" counter top thaw. Now since I am not good with the micro (I've been known to walk away and then what ever was in there turns into a rock), I decided I would bite my tongue and counter thaw my donuts. So I went about my business and before I knew it, they were thawed and ready for me to pounce on.

Unbelievable. The texture was fresh and soft and the filling was perfect. Not too sweet and still had the distinct blueberry tang. The girls and I had a blast trying each others donuts. C tried the Reduced Fat Fudge Boston Cream and M picked the Reduced Fat Raspberry Vanilla Truffle. Just reading the names of the Holey Donuts! just makes your mouth water right?

The true test of  how good a low fat donut could by lied with hubby because "nothing low fat tastes good". When he returned home from work I immediately shoved the box in his face and told him to pick one. I didn't inform him of what he was about to eat besides the obvious "it's a donut I am reviewing". He chose the Reduced Fat Caramel Apple (dang, I wanted that one next..lol). As I watched him chow down and hearing the "yumm" coming from his full mouth I knew it was a hit. I then asked him in one word to describe it.."real buttery and fresh, this is great". Okay so he is a Marine and not good with following directions if there are not pictures attached, but I think we all know what he thinks about this product.

-I see other donuts advertised as Trans Fat Free. What makes Holey Donuts!® different?
There is a huge difference between Low Fat and only being Trans Fat free. Many donut companies are jumping on the trans fat free bandwagon but those donuts are still deep fried and loaded with fat and calories. Trans Fat free only means the donuts don't contain harmful trans fats, which is good but that's only half the story. Only Holey Donuts!® has a unique cooking process that avoids deep frying altogether, creating a truly "low fat" donut and we have always had zero Trans Fats even before it was so chic.

-Does Holey Donuts! use artificial sweeteners?
No, we do not use any artificial sweeteners or fat substitutes like Olestra. As such, our donuts are healthy and safe whether you are an expectant mother or just concerned about what is in the foods you enjoy.

-Are your Donuts "Low Carb"?
Our donuts have carbs just like any ordinary donut. The goal at Holey Donuts!® was not to make a diet donut, but to make a better donut. As donut lovers ourselves, we always hated that we had to limit our enjoyment of donuts because they were so fattening. We set out to cook our donuts differently and as a natural side effect they happened to have between 3 and 4 grams of fat, whereas the average donut (even those that are trans fat free) can have as much as 25 grams of fat per donut. Our donuts are included in some of the country’s largest and most successful weight loss/food delivery programs across America.

How to get your hands on this handmade yummy goodness?


* Enter to win a February Love Assortment. One lucky reader will win  4 boxes of their latest,
best selling, super yummy Holey Donuts! Low Fat Treats and $250 Holey Donuts! store credit good for 1 year.


Go to Holey Donuts! "contact me" page. Enter your name and email addy, then in the subject line you need to add "A Pocket Full Of Buttons". In the message box add " Giveaway". There your done! Only 1 entry person please.

More Ways To Get It:

* Buy your own Holey Donuts! and get FREE 30 of their Low Fat Cinnamon Glazed Donut Holes with any online order! Promo Code AWNY

* Follow Holey Donuts! On Facebook .

* Sign up for their newsletter and do not miss any of their FREE deals and  special offers!




Rachel Cotterill said...

They look great! I'm not on a diet but I don't care for the greasy aftertaste of deep-fried donuts. Sadly, I doubt their frozen shipping would work on a transatlantic flight...

monica said...

Oh those look good. Are they available in the store yet?

Felissa Hadas said...

Stopping by to follow from Sookie's blog which I found on MBC. Have a great weekend.

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