So, we all know the feeling. You’re at the Dunkin’ Donuts counter, your mouth is watering at the beautiful sight ahead of you, your stomach is grumbling uncontrollably, and you freeze. Which donut do you pick? A jelly stick is your go-to, but with it being bikini season, you know that the vanilla frosted is the right choice to cut those extra calories (please tell me you hear my sarcasm).
Obviously, a slight difference in the caloric content of donuts should not sway your decision at all. If you’re going to eat a donut – EAT A DONUT, and enjoy every last crumb. That’s an order.
#SpoonTip: Indulgence is always okay in moderation and super strict diet regulation can lead to some dangerous habits.
But, in case you are genuinely interested like me, here are your favorite types of Dunkin’ Donuts, ranked by their calorie count from highest to lowest.
16. Bismark (490 calories)
This donut is a bit of a mystery. While some sources claim it’s powdered and stuffed with jelly, others saying it’s chocolate-filled and iced. Even a DD employee herself revealed to me that she’s never heard of it. But, being the most indulgent donut on their menu, once you locate this rare treat, do me a favor, and let me know exactly what it is.
15. Toasted Coconut Donut (420 calories)
Quite an elegant little creation from DD. Check out this article to see where to find other fancy donuts like this near you.
14. Eclair (380 calories)
For when a Boston Kreme just won’t cut it.
13. Peanut Butter Flavored Creme and Jelly Donut (360 calories)
12. Chocolate Frosted Cake Donut (350 calories)
What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a cake donut for breakfast?
11. Chocolate Long John (340 calories)
Because sometimes round donuts are just too basic.
10. Powdered Donut (320 calories)
Warning: powdered sugar will get everywhere. Bib recommended.
9. Boston Kreme Donut (300 calories)
Fun fact: Boston cream donuts are the official donut of Massachusetts and are meant to imitate a mini Boston cream pie.
8. Strawberry Frosted Sprinkles Donut (290 calories)
America runs on donuts, children run on strawberry frosted sprinkles donuts.
7. Vanilla Frosted Sprinkles Donut (290 calories)
Coming in at exactly the same calorie count as the strawberry and chocolate frosted sprinkles donuts, this one is for all the traditional peeps out there.
6. Chocolate Frosted Sprinkles Donut (290 calories)
This do-nut only has 280 calories, so let’s stop thinking do-NOT and start thinking do-YES. Am I right?
5. Maple Frosted Donut (270 calories)
Point of reference? Tim Horton’s Maple Dipped Donut has 190 calories. Are we really surprised America had to add more calories to the same donut produced by our northern Canadian neighbors?
4. Jelly Donut (270 calories)
For when you want a jelly stick (coming in at 440 calories), but are feeling slightly healthier.
3. French Cruller (260 calories)
With the same number of calories as a glazed and only slightly more saturated fat, why not order this more insta-worthy twisty shape?
2. Glazed Donut (260 calories)
There’s no clear answer as to whether Dunkin’ or Krispy Kreme does glazed better, but as another point of reference – you’d save 70 calories by picking a KK glazed donut over DD.
1. Sugared Raised Donut (230 calories)
Finally, the donut with the least amount of calories, but still the same amount of delicious. With less calories than a 20 oz. bottle of Coke, can you really say no?
So, there you have it. The definitive caloric ranking of all types of Dunkin’ Donuts. I’m thinking it’s time for a treat – meet me at DD in 10, and if you’re counting calories, you can order the Sugar Raised Donut.