Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Entenmann's Chocolate Lovers Donuts

This box of Entenmann's donuts contains two donuts of four varieties each covered with or made with cocoa and chocolate. Each type of donut has it’s own nutritional label where 1 donut = 1 serving so your Chocolate Priestess will give that information as I review each one in order of increasing amount of saturated fat. Each donut measure about 3inches in radius.

The “Devil’s Food Crumb" donut is our first type. It is made of a chocolate cake donut with a light glazing and powdering over it and little balls of dough on top which are also glazed and powdered. Each of these donuts has 5g sat fat, 10mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 1g fiber, 20g sugars, 2g protein, 4% calcium, 6% iron, and 240 calories. The donut is actually rather dry and yet because the primary flavor is cocoa and a lot of it, it’s my second favorite flavor in this pack. Be careful though because the little balls will roll around so make sure you are eating it over something.

The second donut in this box is the “Frosted Devil’s Food" donuts is the cocoa buzz winner of these four varieties. From the moment you bite through the thin chocolate coating to the devil’s food inside, you can feel the sensations flowing from mouth up into your head. Moist but firm, this is my favorite donut of the four though as you can see from the nutritional information not the healthiest of the bunch. Each of these donuts has 11g sat fat, 10mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 1g fiber, 24g sugars, 2g protein, 4% calcium, 6% iron, and 300 calories.

“Rich Frosted" donut is the next variety in this box and it is the one which looks like it has long lines of darker and lighter chocolate in the picture. Each of these contains 12g sat fat, 10mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 17g sugars, 2g protein, 6% iron, and 290 calories. This donut never ceases to surprise me with the citrus tasting vanilla cake donut of light texture covered with a melt-on-your-fingers chocolate. This unique citrus vanilla taste is what please me most about this variety since the cocoa flavor is very slight though very real, no waxiness in any of these Entenmann products.

This leaves us with the “Rich Frosted Donuts with White Drizzle”. Rich is a good word for them when you consider that each has 13g sat fat, 10mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 17g sugars, 2g protein, 4% iron, and 300 calories.
This is basically the same as the previous donut except the flavor seems more vanilla than citrus to me which may be a function in part of the white drizzle. Like the previous the chocolate taste is not the primary one you get but what you do get is definitely cocoa and not wax.

If these donuts sound good to you, I agree, they are pretty good especially when compared to recent donut brands revealed on The Chocolate Cult. These still are not something you should have every day but they are a nice treat that won't make you feel like you didn't get your money's worth or that you've substituted financial savings for real cocoa products.

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Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.


Cooking Mama said...

The Devil's Food Crumb is my fave!! My hubby works for the company that distributes Entenmanns. Unfortunately they don't carry that variety here in NC but they do up in VA where we used to live. I agree the crumbs are a mess but who cares!!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I wish I could buy that variety on it's own and not just as part of the 8 count, 4 variety pack. I think it clearly is the least unhealthy of the bunch and it had a good cocoa punch to it.

So does your husband get any discounts on the products?

Anonymous said...

Oh my God I'm craving that whole box right now so bad but I can't find it anywhere...

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Oh, dear! Try this link:

To find a store near you.

Nick said...

Did they stop making chocolate crumb donuts? I can't find them anywhere. They've been my favorite for years and as far as I'm concerned, the only good pastry that Entenmann's makes.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Not where we are, Nick. Oddly we just bought this same identical box tonight for my entire family to share. Try the Entenmann's website and see if you can locate a store near you where they sell this variety pack. I've never seen the crumb variety on it's own. Sounds like a good reason to get some to share to me so you can have the ones you like.

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