New healthy donut venue, Holly’s Healthy Holes,” is on a roll

Jaeden Johnson, Entertainment Editor

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Holly Wiest is the creator of, “Holly’s Healthy Holes Holistic Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine and teaches about balance in her coaching. 

Holly’s Healthy Holes makes taste, health, balance, and wellness in her scrumptious desserts that can be eaten pre and post workout. Their motto is, “Donuts made with stuff you actually recognize.  No artificial sugars, no ridiculousness.” 

Holly’s Healthy Holes is an online bakery, but they also deliver and costumers can pick up at any of their retail locations: GNC Twin Creek, Bellevue, NEMyrtle & Cypress Coffeehouse, Classic Rock Coffee Co., Approach Climbing Gym, Anytime Fitness 90th St. Location (member access only), and West O Fitness. 

The process of ordering the physical donuts seems very confusing to me. Donuts must be ordered online, at least 24 hours ahead of time whether you are picking them up from a location, or they are being delivered. They deliver to any location inside of city limits.  

I understand why they need this process because they sell at multiple gyms and coffeeshops, but it was just frustrating and difficult to finally receive the donuts, because they are not open on the weekends either.  

Each don’t have its own differing health benefits, but each donut base is crafted with a blend of whole grains, seeds, and artificial sweeteners. I tried the three originals, maple, chocolate peanut butter, and lemon chia.  

They also have other specialty donuts like, coconut crunch, not your moms zucchini bread, vegan snickerdoodle, chocolate glazed, pb & j CBD, vegan cherry cobbler, and they can also do custom donuts as well.  

The first one I tried was the peanut butter chocolate one, and while this donut was still delightfulbut chocolately-peanuty flavor I was looking for. This particular donut was very dense and dry. 

The next one I tried was the, original maple flavor. This donut had a better consistency, and the cake part was less dry. The maple flavor was very prominent, but I would’ve wished there to have been maple flavor incorporated into the frosting, instead of just a plain vanilla glaze. 

The last and best of the three was the lemon-chia donut. This donuts consistency was perfect, not to dense and very moist. The lemon taste wasn’t too tart or sweet, rather very fresh tasting with the added lemon zest on the top.  

These donuts were all tasty, but they did lack sweetness, which is to be expected with a “healthy” donut. These donuts were not worth the price. For a dozen of the original, it cost, $29.96. In comparison, a dozen donuts at Krispy Kreme cost, $7.99. An original glazed from Krispy Kreme is around 200 calories, 12g of fat, 10g of sugar, and 2g of protein, but an original from Holly’s Healthy Holes is 123 calories, 9g of fat, 0g of sugar, and 6g of protein. 

If you are more interested in a more health conscious, high protein, sugar free don’t, then Holly’s would be the place to go, but in my opinion, I’d rather have a regular donut for only a few more calories, sugar, and fat. 

Holly’s Healthy Holes could potentially be a new way to sweeten up eating healthy, but for the price of the donuts, and the entangled ordering process, I will not be ordering them anymore. 

 

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