Last month the friends over at Krispy Kreme Cardiff asked if I’d like to explore their new doughnut range. It’s safe to say this was one of the easiest decisions I’ve faced this year – I love them doughnuts! So what new flavours are on offer? Scroll down for the grand unboxing…
Ooo that glaze – sorry if you’re reading this hungry! Besides the familiar Original Glazed ring and my current favourite, Nutty Chocolatta (filled with Nutella and sprinkled with caramelised hazelnuts), are five drool-worthy flavours:
- Maple Crunch
- Salted Caramel Cheesecake
- Chocolate Firecracker
- Glazed Kreme
The Maple Crunch ring doughnut has been dipped in a shiny maple icing and then showered with gold dust and crunchy maple flavoured nibbles.
The Smores Doughnut has a creamy mallow filling that oozes out with each bite. This was the doughnut I wasted no time trying with a cup of tea, the fluffy filling and milk chocolate coating was an instant throwback to my holiday in America – I bought these by the box in Walmart and Walgreens! The UK versions are handsomely finished with a white chocolate drizzle, mini marshmallows and crunchy pieces of shortcake. So. So. Good.
The Salted Caramel Cheesecake is quite sweet, no sweat if you’re a dessert fan like me. The cheesecake flavoured glaze is drizzle with salted caramel and studded with crunchy biscuit.
The Chocolate Firecracker is quite a hair raiser (or eye waterer). The dark rich topping is infused with chilli and finished with an explosion of gold dust – totally fitting for a chilly Bonfire Night. I’m not totally convinced by the chilli and chocolate combination, but it makes a nice change to the vast variety of sweet flavours.
The Glazed Kreme is similar to the Glazed Raspberry, except the fruit filling has been replaced with mallow – this could do no wrong in my eyes.
My local Krispy Kreme store is located in St David’s Shopping Centre in Cardiff. I have on several occasions sat inside and took up their doughnut and hot drink deal. I’m pleased to hear their coffee is sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms and uses 100% Arabica beans.
I’ve yet to try the milkshakes or iced coffees, but the variety on offer could give some of the main coffee house chains a run for their money.
If you sign up to ‘Become a Friend‘ of Krispy Kreme, you get a free doughnut just for joining, as well as one for your birthday!
In the name of research these extra calories were definitely worthwhile as I can highly recommend trying the new flavours while they’re in stock, especially the Smores doughnut. Krispy Kreme usually stock around 16 varieties at a time before refreshing the range with something new, but keeping the old favourites.
Visit their website, sign up and go get that doughnut! https://www.krispykreme.co.uk/
If you’re interested in having a look at what else is on offer at St Davids, view my Tiger Stores blog by clicking here or my Jamie’s Italian cooking masterclass by clicking here.
My doughnuts were complimentary, however all opinions are my own.