Sloppy Saturday: Dunkin' Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich


By Dane Feldman
Photo by Dane Feldman.

Welcome to what we at BTR like to call Sloppy Saturday. All week, we’ve been giving you healthy recipes to help you stay in shape or at least work against your greater nutritional needs. But today is Saturday! You probably had a rough night last night and who really spends their weekends counting calories? We reserve our favorite day of the week to indulge ourselves in some culinary delicacies that sit atop of the old food pyramid.

Earlier this week, Dunkin’ Donuts unleashed its latest menu item: the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich. So, a few fellow BTR co-workers and I all wandered over to Dunkin’ Donuts this past Thursday to check it out.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich consists of bacon and egg on a halved glazed donut. Here in NYC, the 360-calorie sandwich sells for $2.99. I must say that I find it surprising that a sandwich of this type is just 360 calories. Mind you, 360 calories is a ton, especially considering how little nutritional value it contains.

All things considered, I wish I could say I hated it. I didn’t. Yes, bacon on a donut and deeming it breakfast is absolutely a catalyst for obesity (or is it that obesity is a catalyst for creating sandwiches like this one?), but the thing was just so damn good. Before you judge me, I split it with two other people. It almost tasted like what I’d imagine a maple bacon donut would taste like, so if you love bacon and you love donuts I’d suggest steering clear. Once you have one, you’ll dream about it.

Luckily, Krispy Kreme isn’t selling a similar sandwich. If a Krispy Kreme glazed donut sausage sandwich existed, I’d be in big trouble.

Whether or not today is Sloppy Saturday, I wouldn’t recommend consuming the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich. It’s definitely no hangover cure and will probably only make you feel more sluggish. I’d say the worst part about a sandwich such as this one is the fact that the high levels of sugar could cause a spike in your hunger, meaning that even after eating this 360-calorie heart disease of a sandwich, you may still be unsatisfied.

Has anyone else tried this yet? I’d love to hear about your own experiences with the sandwich.