Dunkin’ Donuts is taking a page out of the Paula Deen recipe book.
Beginning Friday, Dunkin’ Donuts fans nationwide can “experience the pure deliciousness of Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich.”
That’s right, a breakfast sandwich consisting of a fried egg and bacon inside a split glazed doughnut.
“The glazed donut is light and fluffy and gives you just the right amount of sweetness. Combined with the lightly salted, smoked bacon, the texture and flavors marry together in a wonderful way. It’s a delicious bite of the perfect harmonization of sweet and savory flavors,” said Stan Frankenthaler, Dunkin’ executive chef and vice president of global product innovation.
Dunkin’ Donuts is quick it point out the breakfast sandwich comes with only 360 calories – a point many news stories have promoted.
The 360-calorie breakfast has fewer calories than the turkey sausage sandwich (390 calories) that Dunkin’ recently introduced for people looking to eat healthier, the Washington Post pointed out.
What I haven’t found, however, is the rest of the nutritional informational for the doughnut sandwich.
The Dunkin’ Donuts nutrition catalog doesn’t yet include the Glazed Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich.
It does, however, have information about that turkey sausage sandwich. That sandwich has 17 grams of fat (6 grams saturated), 860 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of sugar and 23 grams of protein.
The catalog also has the nutritional information for the glazed donut: 14 grams fat (6 grams saturated), 330 milligrams of sodium, 12 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein. The egg and bacon, obviously, add to those totals.
Just what America’s obesity epidemic needs.