British artisan chef Paul Hurley, the maker of Dum Dum Donuts, claims his sweet treats are extremely less fatty than a normal donut – containing just 6g of fat per donut, compared to the typical 18g. Hurley, who used to work for Dunkin’ Donuts, claims that he has been able to make his donuts healthier, due to the fact that they are baked and not deep fried.
The chef and his team have been working for over ten years to find “the perfect donut”. Talking about this, the chef told dailymail.co.uk: “I’ve been trying to create the world’s best doughnut since 1997, but you can’t just think about flavour, you need to also think about ethics: what people should be eating, and what they should be letting their kids eat.”
He continued: “Obviously we then add things like cream and jam and chocolate which bump up the calories and fat, but it will always be lower in fat than a doughnut that’s been floating in hot oil for a couple of minutes. We don’t even own a deep-fat fryer!”
The donuts come in a range of tempting flavours, including Kroconut (coconut cream and chocolate ganache), Almond Cream & Pistachio, Banoffee, Chocolate and Raspberry. They are also healthy kronuts (croissant/donuts) on offer too!
Currently Dum Dum donuts has a pop-up Donutterie at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre until Sunday (February 9), however it will be opening its own venue at Box Park, in Shoreditch, east London, from February 25, according to bakeryinfo.co.uk.
What’s even better is that they are reasonably priced, at £1.80 for a single donut and £6 for a box of six! (The croissant variants are priced slightly higher however.)
Mmm I can’t wait to try one! (Guilt-free).
However, due to the fact that my love for food is so vast, I have to make sure I have a few simple tricks to keep my figure in check, whilst still having some yummy treats everyday.
My latest discovering is Metcalfe’s skinny topcorn. Now, normal popcorn has been around for ages, being sold (highly over-priced might I add) in cinema’s for years. However, this is actually the yummiest popcorn I have ever tasted, I tell you.
It also really healthy too, with even less calories than most diet crisp brands. I bought a multi-pack of four of them today and there is just 52 calories in one of those bags, so practically nothing! Although you may think it’d be carby too, there are only 7 carbs in each of these bags, which again is less than a bag of crisps.
The flavours they do are amazing too. The ones I purchased today were sea salt, but they also do salt’n’sweet, which is divine. I saw in the store today too that they do spicy’n’sweet, which really intrigued me, but I wasn’t brave enough to try yet!
So basically, if you are a popcorn fan & looking for some healthy snacks to put in your desk drawer or kitchen cupboard, definitely invest in some of these. They also do family sized packs, which you could use to still be kind of healthy on DVD nights, rather than having a multi-pack of crisps or chocolate.
You can buy Metcalfe’s skinny topcorn from their site, or find it in most supermarkets.
Anyway thanks for reading & let me know what you think if you buy any & try some!