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Location: 3620 30th St
Hours: 8AM – 12PM
Price: $

A Guiltless Donut to Satisfy Your Cravings

Let’s be real… sweet tooths can sometimes be impossible to ignore. Once you get that craving, you start reaching for everything… including those your diet doesn’t allow. But now, there’s a whole new alternative to sugary-filled treats. Get your fix with a donut that also contributes to your protein-intake, a Pro-Nut. Located in North Park, San Diego Protein Co. is changing the game when it comes to baked goods.

From Bodybuilding to Donut Dealing

Three years ago, bodybuilder Joey Wilder wanted a protein-high snack before his workout. With no clear options in site, he made himself a protein pancake, using the whey protein he usually drank in smoothies. It was then, munching on a protein-packed sweet, that he realized the market opportunity. San Diego Protein Co. was born, and we got the chance to try their pro-nuts out for ourselves. With 16 grams of protein in each yummy donut, our trip to the shop was guilt-free, healthy and so tasty!

The Pro-Nuts at SD Protein Co. are all baked in small batches, never fried, and made by hand. Joey explained that emulsified protein used in the recipe makes for totally soft, cakey donuts. He also uses unsweetened almond milk and stevia to drastically reduce the amount of sugar used in the mix. The shop has tons of vegan and gluten-free options as well.

Flavors on Flavors!

The donuts come packed in little boxes of 2 for just $7.50. But with so many flavors, including chocolate, cookies & cream, coconut, rocky road, red velvet and lemon coconut, it’s impossible to just get one box. When you buy a half dozen, each donut comes out to only $2 each, and a full dozen is just $24.

San Diego Protein Co. is also available for big orders, or even event catering with enough notice in advance. Be sure to check them out on Valentine’s Day, they’ll be making heart shaped donuts and making donut bouquets you can gift the health-nut in your life.