Advertising is misleading….Still think Coffee Shop Muffins are Healthy??

It is always better to have a donut over a store-bought muffin. Want some proof? I visited the nutritional info on a website for Canada’s largest coffee chain, here is some of the information I found. The problem with this is the advertising and mislabeling of foods….

Here is a list of Tim Hortons “Healthy” Muffins

  • Whole Grain Blueberry
  • Whole Grain Raspberry
  • Blueberry Bran
  • Cranberry Blueberry Bran
  • Raisin Bran
  • Low Fat Cranberry
  • Low Fat Blueberry

Since I can’t compare them all lets pick the super healthy sounding Whole Grain Blueberry and compare it with my favorite an apple cinnamon donut.

Whole Grain Blueberry has

Calories: 380
Fat: 15 grams
Protein: 6 g
Carbs: 58 g

Fibre: 5g
Sugar 27 grams

Apple Cinnamon Donut

Calories: 240
Fat: 15 grams
Protein: 3 g
Carbs: 25 g

Fibre: 1g
Sugar: 11 grams

So I here is the comparison…
If you were to eat the donut you would save
Calories: 140
Fat: 0 grams (they are exactly the same)
Carbs: 33 g

That is the “Healthy option” What happens when you pick what is most likely their best seller and not advertised as healthy: the Chocolate Chip Muffin?
Calories: 410
Fat: 15 grams
Protein: 5 g
Carbs: 62 g

Fibre: 2g
Sugar: 37 grams
So here is the comparison…..
If you were to eat the Apple Cinnamon Donut you would save.
Calories: 170
Carbs: 37 grams
Sugar: 26 grams
For all those people who go through the drive through every morning and get a coffee and a muffin everyday before work, if you were to switch your low-fat blueberry muffin with an apple cinnamon donut you would save 33,600 calories a year or 9.6 pounds and you still get to eat a donut everyday

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