Donut shop in Brighton created the first HFSS compliable donut. 🥦
We love donuts. Who doesn’t? 🍩
Hence why we branded our entire business around a pink one.
(There is a link to FMCG in there we promise)
The only issue is 🤔
As you may imagine
Enriched dough deep fried in fat and then topped or filled with sugar
Is never going to be healthy
And baked donuts are never the same ❌
In fact, that’s not a donut that’s a bad cake
We’d rather have all the calories and at least have it taste good
That was until now
Ex-CEO of Graze Anthony Fletcher has opened a shop in Brighton
Urban Legend – fitting as that’s what we’d say about a healthy donut 💡
An Urban Legend
But they’ve managed to pull off a 150 calorie donut
Which is supposed to replicate the taste and texture 😋
Of it’s full fat and sugar cousin
Through some pretty clever science
Using next generation bakery kit 🔬
With natural sugars found in things like pears & melons
Urban Legend’s are made at a specially built factory, where they are ‘set’ with steam 💨
Before a micro layer of fat is deposited on them to mimic the taste and texture of fried doughnuts.
Sounds crazy but these “lab” donuts could be the future if they taste as good as they look 🧪
And it could really start something within the Food and Drink industry
In fact the technology and change could be monumental
Especially with all the HFSS legislation coming in ⚠️
The first shop is in Brighton with pickup options available 🚶♀️
Although the website states London and South East stores could be inbound
Postal options are being looked at but aren’t available yet 📦
Which we are hoping will be soon as we’re quite far away from Brighton
What do you think about these? Too good to be true?
If you’re near Brighton and go try these, let us know how they taste!