Dublin's The Rolling Donut are launching Ireland's first protein donut 8 months ago

Dublin's The Rolling Donut are launching Ireland's first protein donut

The Rolling Donut have announced the launch of a brand new product: the Pro-nut.

The new product, powered by Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Protein, will be rolled out in stores from Friday, March 1.

The idea for the protein donut came after The Rolling Donut saw the connection between Ireland’s fitness industry and their inherent love of donuts.

Lisa Quinlan, owner of The Rolling Donut, said

“We’re really excited to launch Ireland’s first fresh Pro-nuts!

"We have been working behind the scenes on this collaboration with Optimum Nutrition for over a year now trying to ensure we get up to 18 grams of protein per donut while also trying to create flavours people will love!

"Collaborations with other companies is something I’m personally really passionate about and as a brand we always like trying something new that will set us apart.

"Last year we launched our vegan donuts which have taken off and are now flying. It’s been challenging working with the protein as it’s a new product for us but in the end we have chosen 3 flavours (one of which is vegan ) that we think our customers will really enjoy.

"It’s such a big thing for us to partner with Optimum Nutrition who are such a great quality brand . This is one we’re really excited about!”

The new range will feature three new flavours:  Cookies & Cream, Build Me Up Peanut Butter Cup and Vegan Chocolate & Raspberry.

Each of the donuts will contain up to 18 grams of protein.

They will be available in stores from Friday, March 1.