I don’t know about you, but I have never had a problem finishing a doughnut. Whether it’s cream-filled, covered in frosting or even just plain, I’ve never been able to turn down the delicious treat.
That said, there are definitely times when a full doughnut is simply too much — like at the start of the new year when you’re watching what you eat and beginning a new exercise program. Even if you’re starting the new year by eating better, watching your calories and tracking your activity, however, everyone deserves a cheat day, and Krispy Kreme is looking to help with a new treat that looks like it will satisfy your sweet tooth without leading you to regret it later.
Meet Krispy Kreme’s new mini doughnuts, which are simply smaller versions of the originals. At less than 100 calories each, the mini doughnuts are available in Krispy Kreme’s four most popular flavors: original glazed, chocolate iced glazed, chocolate iced with sprinkles and strawberry iced with sprinkles.
Krispy Kreme has not said how big these mini doughnuts actually are, but a video posted to their Twitter account shows they are pretty small … though the glazed doughnut in the video is being held by Shaquille O’Neal, whose hands are definitely bigger than most of ours!
Our NEW MINIS are HERE!!! ðð#Resolutions are hard to keep…& a small treat can keep you on track. Take it from our resolution coach… & CheatSweet with our NEW #MINIS! ð© Available at participating US & CAN shops. Info found https://t.co/xMWEIEURmd. #KrispyKreme #Doughnuts pic.twitter.com/YJeXoqicEU
— Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) January 6, 2020
The mini doughnuts are a permanent addition to the menu at participating locations, so you have plenty of time to get your hands on one if you’re really trying to cut back right now. You may want to head out for one at least sometime this month, however, as Krispy Kreme will be giving them out for free every Monday in January. Just head to a participating shop for a mini happy hour from 4-7 p.m. every Monday and you’ll get a free mini doughnut of your choice.
If you don’t mind truly indulging on your cheat day, Krispy Kreme has some other new menu items you might want to check out instead. Their new cream-filled original glazed doughnuts come in chocolate or vanilla, or you can get even fancier and order up a different filled doughnut, like Oreo, cake batter or New York cheesecake.
Good luck with those resolutions, no matter what they are!