I read this week that one Krispy Kreme doughnut contains 20% of the recommended daily intake of kilojoules. Let me say that again, one little doughnut from Krispy Kreme, is the equivalent of 20%, ie one-fifth, of all of the energy you need to eat in one day. One original glazed Krispy Kreme contains 12g of fat and 835kJ, which is a lot, but not quite as extreme as the chocolate iced cream filled doughnut, which has 21g of fat and 1,454kJ.
Now I like a bit of chocolate, a glass of wine, or a little cakey thing as much as the next person and am certainly not saying you should never eat a Krispy Kreme again. However, that’s a LOT of fat and a LOT of kilojoules for one little sweet thing, that you usually tag onto the end of meal. They definitely fall into the occasional and not the everyday food category.
To put that in perspective, 12g of fat is about one-quarter of your daily fat needs, and is equivalent to: