A big secret about jam doughnuts has been revealed

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Ever wondered why the jam inside doughnuts is so smooth? Photo: Getty

A big secret has been revealed which will completely change the way you feel the next time you bite into a gooey, finger-lickingly moreish jam doughnut.

That’s if you don’t feel too betrayed to even order one in the first place.

It’s one of the most classic sweet treats, a real bakery staple, but it turns out that strawberry or raspberry jam might not actually be what you’re licking off your lips after having one.

Aussie chain Donut King has lifted the lid on what really goes into the filling of a ‘jam’ doughnut, after the revelation was made when a listener called Nova FM’s Chrissy, Sam & Bronwy Show earlier this week.

It turns out the “raspberry jam” is actually apple sauce that is coloured and flavoured.

“Some food brands use apple paste or sauce as the core ingredient in their raspberry jam recipe,” Donut King general manager Andrew Badcock told News.com.au.

That means Donut King is not alone in altering the core ‘jam’ recipe using apple sauce for a smoother texture. Apparently the reasoning behind the trick is because people tend to prefer smoother and more consistent textures in their food choices.

As such, eliminating pips, seeds, and smaller grains is why apply sauce, together with sugars and enchancers, are used to shape the diluted jam substance.

Up to you if you can recover from that lie.

Turns out it's not really jam at all. Photo: Getty

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