I live in a country where there is no Krispy Kreme. No Dunkin’ Donuts. So if I want a doughnut, I’m getting a generic supermarket one. No special flavours, just some sugar sprinkled on top. So imagine our excitement when Frank and I saw a Krispy Kreme shop during our trip to Manchester!
We went inside and I had never seen so many beautiful, sugary doughnuts in one place. Strawberry, peanut butter, chocolate sprinkles, what sorcery is this?! We decided to buy a whole box of doughnuts, because there’s no way we could choose just one.
As you can see, they didn’t survive the journey back to the hotel completely unscathed. But no matter! Time to taste. I took a bite out of each one because I was apparently raised by wolves, and it was… alright. Not mind-blowing, but pretty good. The strawberry glaze doughnut had a bit too much of a chemically sweet taste for my liking, but it was not bad. Frank’s favourite was the Reese’s peanut butter one (top left), I liked the cookie crunch (mid-bottom) the most. It was soft and fluffy, with a bit of crunch on top.
I had especially high hopes for the Lotus caramelised Biscoff doughnut as well, because I could eat an entire jar of Biscoff Cookie Butter (also known as Speculoos) with a spoon. And at first I was a little disappointed: it didn’t seem quite Biscoffy enough. But the more I ate, the more I started to appreciate it. This is actually rather nice! Nothing can compare to eating spoonfuls of Biscoff, but a doughnut with Biscoff is better than one without. Would absolutely eat this again. The original glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut wasn’t that special compared to the doughnuts I grew up eating though.
I hereby want to apologise to my trusted generic supermarket doughnut for looking down on you. You’re alright.