Sunday, 21 June 2009

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

So like Oreo cookies and Hershey's chocolate, Krispy Kreme doughnuts are one of those American items that seem to have acquired cult status due to the fact that they used to be unattainable here and therefore were instantly covetable. However, as is often the way with such things, on actually trying them you wonder what all the fuss is about. Oreos are essentially a sweetened bourbon cream biscuit, and most Hershey's chocolate is verging on the unpleasant.

But I got to try my first Krispy Kreme doughnut yesterday and have to say I was quite impressed. It seems that the company is opening more and more branches across the UK, although most seem to be based in London. The one in Harrods seems to have attracted quite a lot of attention, but for some reason I was unaware that there was also a small kiosk in the Tesco Metro by Liverpool Street Station.
I tried the caramel dreamcake and the chocolate dreamcake (pictured below).

Both these doughnuts had a light, crisp exterior with an inside that was soft but not overly dense. They were filled with either thick caramel or chocolate fudge and iced with chocolate. I would assume that with the amount of sugar these doughnuts must contain, they would be at risk of being sickly sweet but in fact they weren't at all. In fact I think I have to admit that in the case of Krispy Kreme doughnuts they might in fact live up to the hype. Unlike most British glazed doughnuts which seem more akin to a bread roll covered in sugar icing, these were airy and light and very moreish. It's probably really a good thing that my nearest branch is a hundred miles away.

Cost: Depends on the variety but c.£1.20 each on average.
I rate them 8/10.


Jules said...

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are my dirty food secret. I love the plain ones.

TheFastestIndian said...

I think I could be heading that way too! Am now contemplating all the other varieties that I didn't get to try!
PS Thanks for stopping by and very much enjoy reading your blog!

theundergroundrestaurant said...

Completely agree with you on the hershey bars and oreo cookies, however I also don't understand the fuss about Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

TheFastestIndian said...

Well by the look of them (and based on previous doughnt experiences) was expecting them to be somewhat sickly and ick-inducing. However, they weren't at all. Obviously my immediate reaction on finding that they were rather nice, was to wonder if I was missing out on the other flavours and when I could eat some more.

foodieguide said...

Eeek! I've never actually bought one, but I've certainly had my fair share at work due to colleagues buying them to celebrate birthdays. My favourite is the sugar-coated one with a large dollop of jam inside. It's a smaller version of the Berliner I grew up on in Germany.