Krispy Kreme has introduced a whole wheat, caramel-flavored glaze doughnut, containing 180 calories. In comparison, a Tim Hortons honey-dipped yeast doughnut has 210 calories, and a Krispy Kreme "cookies and kreme" doughnut has 400 calories.
However, health experts have pointed out that the new doughnut is not `healthier' so much as it is 'less unhealthy.'Krispy Kreme has been experiencing slipping sales since the advent of the low-carbohydrate diet movement. It has also faced an accounting scandal. Its stock price, which once reached a high of over $50, fell to only $4 in 2006.