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Donut Sandwich? Really...where do the fast food restaurants draw the line?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 05, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I just saw this article that Dunkin Donuts is testing a breakfast sandwich made out of glazed donut rather than a bagel. Really.....? There not only seems to be zero effort for any of the fast food chains to offer healthier food but it seems they are trying to push the limits and out do each other. This is right up there with Taco Bell overing a Doritos Taco Shell. Where does it end?

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/04/04/dunkin-donuts-breakfast-sandwiches-now-featuring-donuts/

7d46edca72c2f8347f65d7b734d1f1eb

on April 08, 2013
at 11:25 AM

Ironically my old SAD though process wants say the multi-grain or wheat bagel sandwich would be the 'healthier' option here but perhaps the donut would be the lesser of 2 evils.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 08, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Thanks! It sounds like they're basically the same except for the palm and soybean oil, and a minuscule amount of dairy. I'd still be inclined to go for the lower-carb, lower-sugar option (if I were contemplating eating anything like this).

7d46edca72c2f8347f65d7b734d1f1eb

on April 08, 2013
at 02:20 AM

All great points. I guess I shouldn't be surprised with all the other fast food restaurants pushing the limits as well to drive sales.

7d46edca72c2f8347f65d7b734d1f1eb

on April 08, 2013
at 02:19 AM

That is gross. She didn't even cut the donut in half like you would a bagel but used 2 donuts as buns....ack

7d46edca72c2f8347f65d7b734d1f1eb

on April 08, 2013
at 02:16 AM

and the bagel ingredietns: Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Sugar, Malt Extract, Degermed Yellow Corn Meal, Yeast, Salt, Natural Ferment Flavor (Cultured Wheat and Wheat Malt Flours,Vinegar, Salt), Molasses, Dough Conditioner (Malted Barley Flour, Enzymes, Dextrose), Soy (Trace).

7d46edca72c2f8347f65d7b734d1f1eb

on April 08, 2013
at 02:15 AM

Interesting point here for sure. I just looked up the ingredients for the donut: INGREDIENTS: Donut: Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron as Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Enzyme, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Water, Dextrose, Soybean Oil, Whey (a milk derivative), Skim Milk, Yeast, Contains less than 2% of the following: Salt, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda), Defatted Soy Flour, Wheat Starch, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cellulose Gum, Soy Lecithin, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Artificial Flavor, Sodium

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on April 07, 2013
at 09:23 PM

... this may be the best point I have ever seen on PaleoHacks. I think you just won the Internet.

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(15833)

on April 06, 2013
at 09:21 PM

Yep she did a great job of breaking a lot of legs and is now in the business of selling crutches.

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(401)

on April 05, 2013
at 08:49 PM

They sell what people will buy.

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(26217)

on April 05, 2013
at 07:06 PM

they draw the line just on the other side of your wallet.

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(41757)

on April 05, 2013
at 06:46 PM

Just one word: gimme!

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(24553)

on April 05, 2013
at 06:40 PM

Not all doughnut sandwiches are created equal, this is the cheapo version of what they call the "Abomination" at Meander's Kitchen near Seattle. There it is a hamburger patty, topped with a fried egg and bacon with a doughnut for the bun. The difference is that the place uses such high quality ingredients when my husband ordered it on a dare he said he felt better than when he orders supposedly healthy things at other restaurants.

C5c1073ffc65c5b737408d1d6cc68e86

(610)

on April 05, 2013
at 06:38 PM

I guess my question for you is: Does this really surprise you? I mean a ballpark near St. Louis has done this for years (Krispy Kreme Donut as bun for cheeseburger...salty & sweet...the ultimate "bliss point"). It surely doesn't surprise me. There is no line. And if there is, it's made out of dollar signs of profit that they want to see go up. Nothing illegal about selling people crap that they are willing to pay for...

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A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on April 05, 2013
at 06:22 PM

Because fast food chains are more interested in making a buck than keeping people healthy

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B7cf75d31f474e58cbb691c8a542679f

on April 06, 2013
at 04:56 PM

Watch this video where Paula Deen makes a hamburger out of two Krispy Kremes, a fried egg and bacon. This was before she found out she had diabetes.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

(15833)

on April 06, 2013
at 09:21 PM

Yep she did a great job of breaking a lot of legs and is now in the business of selling crutches.

7d46edca72c2f8347f65d7b734d1f1eb

on April 08, 2013
at 02:19 AM

That is gross. She didn't even cut the donut in half like you would a bagel but used 2 donuts as buns....ack

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6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on April 05, 2013
at 06:18 PM

Restaurants chains are in the business of making money. They give you what your taste buds want. Personally, I gave this type of food over a year ago and don't really miss it. There is so much real food out there to try that all that man made processed stuff is no longer appealing to me.

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72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 07, 2013
at 06:49 PM

Wait, why is this bad?

Dunkin Donuts plain bagel: 
    * 62g carbohydrate
    * 2.5g fat
    * 320 Calories

Dunkin Donuts glazed donut:
    * 25g carbohydrates
    * 8g fat
    * 180 Calories

The donut has much less gluten, less than half as much high-GI carbohydrate, and just over half as many Calories. The fats may be bad ones, but from a glycemic, macronutrient, and energy-balance perspective, isn't this a huge improvement?

7d46edca72c2f8347f65d7b734d1f1eb

on April 08, 2013
at 02:15 AM

Interesting point here for sure. I just looked up the ingredients for the donut: INGREDIENTS: Donut: Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron as Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Enzyme, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Water, Dextrose, Soybean Oil, Whey (a milk derivative), Skim Milk, Yeast, Contains less than 2% of the following: Salt, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda), Defatted Soy Flour, Wheat Starch, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cellulose Gum, Soy Lecithin, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Artificial Flavor, Sodium

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 08, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Thanks! It sounds like they're basically the same except for the palm and soybean oil, and a minuscule amount of dairy. I'd still be inclined to go for the lower-carb, lower-sugar option (if I were contemplating eating anything like this).

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on April 07, 2013
at 09:23 PM

... this may be the best point I have ever seen on PaleoHacks. I think you just won the Internet.

7d46edca72c2f8347f65d7b734d1f1eb

on April 08, 2013
at 11:25 AM

Ironically my old SAD though process wants say the multi-grain or wheat bagel sandwich would be the 'healthier' option here but perhaps the donut would be the lesser of 2 evils.

7d46edca72c2f8347f65d7b734d1f1eb

on April 08, 2013
at 02:16 AM

and the bagel ingredietns: Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Sugar, Malt Extract, Degermed Yellow Corn Meal, Yeast, Salt, Natural Ferment Flavor (Cultured Wheat and Wheat Malt Flours,Vinegar, Salt), Molasses, Dough Conditioner (Malted Barley Flour, Enzymes, Dextrose), Soy (Trace).

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272a5e9f1381bea33265440bc8aacfa1

on April 05, 2013
at 07:11 PM

And they think we are just as crazy for using a portabella mushroom as our bun...

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89985542ffc00c296552951369fe809a

on April 06, 2013
at 03:15 AM

Clearly they don't draw lines, they expand waistlines.

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91597fb7f6bb422bff222c03f0885d5b

on April 06, 2013
at 01:08 AM

If I still ate SAD... I'd totally be in! Savory and sweet, like bacon covered in chocolate!

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