Review: Holey Donuts

Holey Donuts was kind enough to send me some samples to review a few weeks ago, so here’s a review. Holey Donuts sells a healthier version of donuts online – they’re not “diet” donuts, but simply donuts prepared in a way that makes them lower in fat and calories. The donuts aren’t fried but they’re not baked – Holey Donuts seems secretive about how they prepare these delicious donuts.  They send you boxes of frozen donuts (in very good packaging).  You can freeze them for a while (months, at least) and just reheat them when you’re craving a healthy-ish donut.  It only takes about 30 seconds to prep these.

Jumbo Reduced Fat Blueberry Vanilla Cinnamon Buns and Jumbo Reduced Fat Cinnamon Buns:

37 holey cinnamon bun

Wow.  These are delicious.  I love the blueberry and the regular.  The Holey cinnamon buns have only 340 calories apiece (compare this to the 1000+ calories at other places) and they are honestly the best buns I’ve ever had.  They’re fluffy and light and have the perfect amount of glaze.  Bobby loves them as well and he was shocked that they are semi-healthy. By the way, they are HUGE.  They’re almost the size of my hand.

Lowfat Cinnamon Glazed Donut Holes:

35 holey donut holes

Nom nom.  These have 160 calories in 4 holes (compared to 200 at Dunkin).  But they’re bigger, fluffier, and way better than any other donut holes.  The glaze is great – sweet, but not sticky – and the cinnamon flavor is strong.  A perfect snack.

Low Fat Classic Vanilla Frosted:

36 holey pink donuts

These guys are plain old frosted donuts with some yummy pink sprinkles. But they taste anything but plain and old!  They’re fluffy, like the other varieties, and lack the grease factor that regular donuts have.  I don’t know how Holey Donuts makes these donuts so fresh and donut-y without frying them, but I don’t care.  I’m just going to keep eating them.  They have the right amount of sprinkles (not too many) and just enough glaze.  When you heat them up the glaze oozes over the donuts and melts in your mouth.  Yum.

A bunch of filled donuts (I forget which flavors they were, and now they’re gone.  One was banana something, one was blueberry, and one was raspberry (2 of each)):

04 holey donut

I am usually not a fan of gooey filled donuts, but I really enjoyed these.  I think the one pictured is blueberry something.  I love the way the glaze melts when you heat them up.  It’s thin enough so it’s not overpowering, but really enhances the fluffy holey donut.  Bobby agreed that these were perfection.  His favorite was the raspberry and mine was the blueberry.

I would definitely order these the next time I want some healthier donuts.  I want to try the other flavors!  I hope you get a chance to check out Holey Donuts as well.  They usually have cool promotions going on, like a free pack of donut holes with another purchase.

What’s your favorite donut?  Mine are cinnamon buns 🙂

15 Comments on Review: Holey Donuts

  1. Becca
    5 July, 2009 at 11:38 am (8 years ago)

    Mmmm, those cinnamon rolls look delicious. Your review makes me want some. Right. Now. 🙂

  2. Shelby
    5 July, 2009 at 12:38 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh wow, those look too good to be true!

    My mouth is watering…

  3. Meg
    5 July, 2009 at 2:12 pm (8 years ago)

    I love Holey Donuts! My favorite out of the one’s I tried were probably the Blueberry Crumb – I liked topping them with peanut butter 🙂

    Enjoy them!


  4. The Dainty Pig
    5 July, 2009 at 2:20 pm (8 years ago)

    oh gosh! cinnamon buns are my ABSOLUTE favourite baked treat. mmmmmm!!! these look absolutely marvelous!

  5. Meghan
    5 July, 2009 at 5:41 pm (8 years ago)

    I have never heard of these donuts, but I would love to try them out!

  6. Sophia
    5 July, 2009 at 5:43 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m calling Holey donuts RIGHT NOW demanding my own share of donuts. Lol! I haven’t had donuts in the longest time…I think my fav is the plain cake ones, or the ones with coconut!

  7. Anne K.
    5 July, 2009 at 6:20 pm (8 years ago)

    Yay, holey donuts! I really like their vanilla crumb ones, but those vanilla frosted ones with the sprinkles look delicious! I’ve had the lemon donut holes before, but I’d love to try those cinnamon ones! I love cinnamon 😀 Great review!

  8. Danielle
    6 July, 2009 at 12:40 am (8 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, scrumptious! Every product looks fantastic! I cannot even remember the last time I wanted a donut but now… watch out 😉

  9. coco
    6 July, 2009 at 2:35 am (8 years ago)

    oh……. you just remind me that I have two boxes of their donuts on the fridge!!! hahaha….. I like them but they’re a little too sweet for me! 🙂

  10. Lara (Thinspired)
    6 July, 2009 at 2:51 am (8 years ago)

    I’ve heard so much about this company…they just sound amazing. Thanks for the review, though it has me salivating and wishing they shipped to the UK!
    I think my favorite donut has to be a maple glaze. YUM.

  11. jw
    6 July, 2009 at 6:09 am (8 years ago)

    less bad does NOT mean good, or even semi-good. donuts are still bad for you, full of empty calories and negligible nutritional value. holey donuts marketing approach just rubs me the wrong way. trying to associate themselves with a healthy/active lifestyle by sending free donuts to all these healthy eating bloggers.. i understand the need for an indulgence now and again, but i don’t want any encouragement in that department! i need to see more pictures of salads! 🙂

  12. Dori
    6 July, 2009 at 6:58 am (8 years ago)

    LOVE Holey Donuts! They sent you some great flavors! I looooved the cinnamon buns, Rob and I ate those up right away. I also got Boston Cream which was my favorite!!! So great! My only issue is that if you heat them up a tiny bit too long they get hard in spots

  13. Dori
    6 July, 2009 at 6:59 am (8 years ago)

    Also, less bad IS good when you are craving the real thing! Now I can satisfy my Boston Cream craving without going overboard. They are a treat and not an awful treat at that!

  14. jw
    6 July, 2009 at 9:49 am (8 years ago)

    I disagree, less bad is NOT good.. If i was walking down the street and someone greeted me by punching me in the arm, I wouldn’t say “gee, thanks for not punching me in the face!” I would prefer a handshake.

  15. Jill
    24 July, 2009 at 12:42 pm (7 years ago)

    Reading this made me so hungry that I had to go make a sandwich! lol