Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Do You Know The Muffin Man?

Hi y'all. I don't know why I'm suddenly turning all "southern" on you. So, please just amuse me and go along, would ya?

Today, I have no philosophical revelations to share. I'm just going to be a very bad influence here. So, in advance, I'll ask you to please forgive me. OK. Here goes.

This morning, the hubby and I were running around like loons trying to get ready for work. In an effort to save time, I decided that we should forgo the Cheerios and grab breakfast on the run. Strike One.

We ended up at Dunkin Donuts. Strike Two.

I bypassed the low fat everything, glanced briefly at the bagels, and finally settled on : The Triple Chocolate Muffin. Strike Friggin Three.

I should be flogged.

Now, I HAVE to say that here is where the apology to all of you fine people will be inserted (so sorry). Because, I am going to admit to the world that the DD Triple Chocolate Muffin was the best damn muffin I have EVER eaten. I'm telling you that if you are a chocolate whore, like me, you will think you have died and gone to heaven. There, I said it.

Now, I'm not saying that I didn't feel guilty after eating it. I did. I thought to my self, "Self? Why didn't you make a healthier breakfast choice?" Self wasn't interested in answering. She was on a sugar high. I'll try her again later.

Anyhow, I decided to do a little research to see just how much damage I did to my arteries. And here it is, people....the nutritional information for my "heavenly" muffin. Read em' and weep (like I am right now):

Dunkin Donuts Triple Chocolate Muffin
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 muffin

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 300 Calories 660

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 47g
Protein 7g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 6% Iron 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

They say that hindsight is 20/20. I say that the CEO of Dunkin Donuts should be arrested for attempted murder.


Jen said...

well.....at least there was no trans fat!!!

H.K. said...

Dang! No wonder why they tasted so good...it's because of the calcium ingredient. :0)