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Krispy Kreme- Yes Please!!
Member Name: OhLala-17
Date: 04/09/11, updated on 05/09/11 (78 review reads)
Advantages: Taste amazing!
Earlier this year I was introduced to Krispy Kreme doughnuts while on a shopping trip. Ever since my first bite I have been addicted to these delicious round things!
Krispy Kreme is a doughnut company founded by Vernon Rudolph. He started making the yeast-raised doughnuts in 1933 and they soon became quite popular. In 1950 expansion occurred and by the 1960's Krispy Kreme was a well known brand throughout the southeastern states of America.
In 2001 Krispy Kreme opened their first store outside of the USA in Canada and now, 10 years on you will see this logo around the world.
In the UK you will find Krispy Kreme stores located in many large shopping centres and places like Oxford Street, however they are becoming much more popular over here and stores are popping up everywhere!
Tesco also have mini Krispy Kreme fridges with a range of doughnuts! Most Tesco Extra stores have them and it seems like the smaller stores are also stocking them now!
The stores tend to be fairly busy but, it doesn't take long to get a doughnut! As you walk in there is a large counter with many different types of doughnut on display. If you have never had a Krispy Kreme before it can be a little daunting being in a busy place with so many doughnuts to choose from! But, you can take a step back or to the side to browse the counter and decided which one you want.
Once you know join the queue and someone will take your order, you then walk to the till and pay and your doughnut will be waiting for you.
Not only can you purchase a doughnut in the stores but you can also get yourself a hot or cold drink and a few other goodies.
Once you have your order you can sit down in-store and enjoy or in many stores they have a small outside area where you can sit and eat.
I have only been to a Krispy Kreme store twice as I don't have a store close to home. Once was a take out order and the other eat in. Both times I got served extremely quickly even though it was busy and the store was very clean.
There were plenty of staff behind the counter and I'd always see another staff member cleaning tables and sweeping.
Now onto the doughnut itself!
There are many types of doughnut ranging from an Original Glazed to a Lemon Meringue Pie. My favourite is a Chocolate Dreamcake or Chocolate Sprinkles.
All the doughnuts are average doughnut sized they aren't small at all but, at the same time they aren't huge I'd say they are the perfect size. There is enough to fill you up but not enough to make you feel sick.
When I first bit into the soft, smooth chocolate topped doughnut I had never tasted anything so good! My taste bud's must have gone crazy because I couldn't wait to eat more. On the next bite I got into the chocolate centre, the chocolate was smooth and creamy and just tasted so good!
When I had finished the doughnut I was actually sad it was all gone. So sad I licked the chocolate left in the paper bag it came in. (I may add I'm not the only person that does this :D )
Ever since my first Krispy Kreme my mouth waters whenever I talk or walk past them! Since this day I have tried many a Krispy Kreme doughnut- Raspberry Glazed, Strawberries and Kreme, Cookies and Kreme, Butterscotch Fudge and a few more, and I am yet to come across one I don't like!
They are all just so delicious.
A basic Glazed doughnut will set you back around £1.30 which is very expensive but worth it! The filled doughnuts are approx £1.45ish.
You can also make up your own box or buy a box of 12 assorted doughnuts for around £9. Or you can get a box of 12 Original Glazed for about £7.
The appearance and taste of Krispy Kreme's are amazing but, to many doughnuts aren't so good for the body.
A 52g Original Glazed will add on 217 calories and a 90g Stawberries and Kreme will add on 323.
On the plus side the doughnuts are suitable for vegetarians and for people who follow the Halal diet.
Allergen information: Contains wheat, egg, milk, soya.
May contain nuts and sulphites. Also contain: colours, antioxidants, flavourings and preservatives.
Overall these are the best doughnuts I have ever had and whenever I go into Tesco I end up purchasing one.
They are expensive but, for a treat every now and then I think it's ok. I used to buy a pack of 4 Tesco Doughnuts for £1.10 but, since Krispy Kreme no other doughnut compares.
-5 DooYoo Stars Highly Recommended.
Summary: Krispy Kreme are the delicious!