Disclosure: McDonald’s Canada offered me a media package of Li’l Donuts to try.
McDonald’s Li’l Donuts Flavours
These range from classic to richer varieties:
- Apple Fritter
- Strawberry Jelly
- Maple Caramel
- Boston Cream
APPLE FRITTER (made with 14% real apples and layers of cinnamon)
SPRINKLE (kind of like Homer Simpson’s donut! Pink vanilla flavoured icing and rainbow sprinkles.)
STRAWBERRY JELLY (dusted with powdered sugar and has strawberry flavoured filling)
MAPLE CARAMEL (caramel flavoured cream, maple icing and drizzled with vanilla frosting)
BOSTON CREAM (filled with Bavarian cream, topped with chocolate icing and chocolate drizzle)
Here is a cross section of the donuts:
McDonald’s Li’l Donuts Price
The donuts are available all day and are priced at $0.99 for one, $1.79 for a pair, $4.99 for half-dozen or $9.49 for a dozen.
McDonald’s Li’l Donuts Nutrition
When comparing all five flavours of McDonald’s Li’l donuts, the Boston Cream and Maple Caramel Donuts have the highest number of calories, highest amount of fat and carbohydrates as well as the greatest serving size.
The Apple Fritter has the lowest number of calories, lowest amount of fat and carbohydrates, and lowest serving size.
|Li'l Donut||Calories||Serving Size (g)||Fat (g)||Carbohydrates (g)||Sodium (mg)|
|Apple Fritter Donut||120||49||5||19||115|
|Strawberry Jelly Donut||150||50||7||22||160|
|Maple Caramel Donut||180||55||8||24||160|
|Boston Cream Donut||180||55||9||24||160|
How do McDonald’s Li’l Donuts compare to Tim Hortons Timbits?
Different Timbits flavours vary by serving size and nutrition but the range is about 9 – 25 grams for serving size (versus 42 – 55 grams for McDonald’s Li’l Donuts and 45 – 90 calories (versus 120 – 180 calories for McDonald’s Li’l Donuts).
So, McDonald’s Li’l Donuts are roughly twice as big as a Timbit and has twice the number of calories.
Which was my favourite McDonald’s Li’l Donut flavour?
My favourite was the Boston Cream as I enjoyed the light and airy vanilla-flavoured custard filling.