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Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away Free Doughnuts To Anyone Who Got A Vaccine

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In the past couple of weeks, the United States has begun administering a record number of vaccinations in the battle against COVID-19. More than 10 million US residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine already, and with that comes free donuts.

Krispy Kreme just announced that guests will receive a free original glazed doughnut by simply bringing in their COVID-19 vaccination card to any participating location in the United States. This is available for anyone who shows their card, each day, through the end of 2021.

It’s that easy.

The brand is also giving its employees paid time off to schedule their own vaccinations.

Even if you belong to that group that doesn’t believe the vaccine will do anything. Isn’t a free dose at least worth some doughnuts?

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Tim Hortons Creates A CHURRO DONUT For National Donut Day

We live in a time where there are nearly as many donut options out there as there are stars in the sky. While my slight hyperbole there may not be the most accurate, it seems there’s a new donut unveiling from a different fast food donut chain almost every week. Fantastic for a donut lover such as myself.

For National Donut Day (Friday, June 7), Tim Hortons is making mine and other donut fanatics’ dreams come true by releasing what’s essentially a Churro Donut.

Here’s the delectable deets: Tim Hortons takes a Honey Cruller Donut and pipes it with a sweet caramel filling. Then, a dusting of cinnamon sugar coats the exterior of the cruller to create the churro masterpiece.

Be still my churro-loving heart.

The Churro Donut will be available at participating Tim Hortons locations starting June 7, and will make a national launch on June 12. Churro fans, you may want to snag a donut or 12 before they run out, as they’ll be available for a limited time only.

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For One Day, Burger King Will Serve A Whopper Donut At Select Stores

Burger King just announced that they’ll be releasing a Whopper Donut for National Donut Day. While not a traditional donut, this new entry to the King’s menu does resemble one in the sense that it has a big hole cut through it. Yup, straight through the core and into China.

Only minutes after he heard the news, fellow Foodbeast and donut writer Constantine Spyrou scoffed:

Burger King’s taking a Whopper, turning it into a donut, and then calling it and the part cut out two separate burgers?!

For those upset about getting a Whopper with less ingredients, the limited-time item will be served with a “free” mini slider to fill that void. Think of the slider as a snack you can save for later in the day.

Whopper-lovin’ burger heads who can’t miss such an exclusive will need to line up at these exact coordinates on June 1:

128 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass.

1100 5th Street, Miami Beach, Flo.

1601 N. Hacienda Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif.

327 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY.

2450 S 1900 W, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Now if McDonald’s and Arby’s limited exclusives in the past were any indication, you may want to line up early to get your hands on one.

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Meet The World’s Most Expensive Doughnut, Covered In 24-Karat Gold

We’ve borne witness to some pretty epic doughnuts in the past, but nothing as posh as this treat. Proclaimed to be the world’s most expensive doughnut by CNBC, this Golden Cristal Ube creation from the Manila Social Club in Miami is definitely dressed in decadence.

Check out the world’s most expensive doughnut 🍩💰 (Set your DVR for an ALL NEW Secret Lives of the Super Rich Thursday at 10pm on CNBC)

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The sugary treat screams bougie from start to finish. Picture an ube doughnut dough that is infused with Cristal champagne, as is the glaze that goes on top, which is then dressed up with edible gold paint that gets airbrushed on to the doughnuts. An edible gold leaf is then scattered around the top in an overly generous fashion. Pretty sure about half of the gold in Fort Knox gets slathered on to each treat when it’s all said and done.

CNBC, who is featuring the doughnut in an upcoming episode of Secret Lives of the Super Rich, reports that the treats sell for $100 each, or $1200 for a dozen. They’re then delivered to whoever orders them in, of course, a Rolls Royce.

When it comes to go big or go to home, the Golden Cristal Ube definitely delivers. At least, when it comes to going big on the price tag, that is.

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This Lava Donut Recipe Does Sweet & Spicy Like We’ve Never Seen

If you thought the Tabañero Hot Sauce x FOODBEAST Tabasutra recipe series would leave out dessert, think again. Luckily, the loveable foodie Instagram account @TheNaughtyFork assisted us with a sweet and spicy treat known as Lava Donuts.

From galaxy donuts, to sushi donuts, and the ever-popular cronut, the versatility of this doughy, sweet and sugary anytime snack seems to be ever-expanding. Now, America’s favorite donuts are about to meet their hottest hybrid form yet.   

Whoever said donuts aren’t supposed to be spicy obviously isn’t open to trying new things, but that’s ok. These red hot snacks aren’t your average treat, combining the sweetness of cinnamon, with the smoothness of white chocolate set off with a dash of Tabañero Hot Sauce.

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With more than 610K followers on her Instagram, The Naughty Fork is no stranger to food trends, and there’s no need to blow smoke about the deliciousness behind the lava donuts trend.

Featuring a soft, milky glaze, and a spicy filling, this fiery pastry will extinguish the flames behind your sweet tooth.

However, if you’re not an expert on Tabasutra, you might need someone to help you with this recipe, as the exotic Tabasutra grip requires a helping hand. Like the exotic tango, The Ghost takes two.

Whether you’re trying to beat the heat in summer or warm up in the winter, The Naughty Fork’s recipe for Tabañero Lava Donuts will be an instant classic.


For the cake donut

1 egg

½ cup buttermilk

½ tsp white vinegar

¾ c cake flour

¼ c + 2 tbsp all purpose flour

½ tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

2 ½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 

2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1/3 c granulated sugar

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp red food coloring

1/4 tsp baking soda

For the filling

1 c white chocolate melts

1/3 c milk

pinch of cayenne

3 ½ tsp Tabañero hot sauce

¼ tsp cinnamon

red food coloring

For the glaze

2 c powdered sugar

2 tbsp milk

½ tsp red food coloring

For the cake donut

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl – cake flour, all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

Step 2

In another bowl, mix the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk, and food coloring until well combined. Set aside.

Step 3

In another bowl, mix together the baking soda and vinegar and bring the mixture to a foam. While this begins to foam, add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and give it a rough stir (do not combine well).

Step 4

Add the baking soda and vinegar to your batter and stir until combined. Pipe the batter into a well-greased donut sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes, or until fully cooked. While the donuts cool, prepare the lava filling.

For the filling

Step 5

Bring an inch of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan or pot. Rest a heat-safe bowl above the pot, not letting the bottom of the bowl touch the water. Allow the steam to gently warm the bowl. Add chocolate melts to the bowl and stir occasionally until smooth and melted.

Step 6

Remove bowl from the heat. Stir in milk, then hot sauce, cayenne, and cinnamon. Mix completely. Add red food coloring until desired “lava” color is achieved. Place into a piping bag, then inject into the donuts.

For the glaze

Step 7

Slowly add the milk to the powdered sugar in a bowl until desired consistency is found. Add food color. Dip donuts into the glaze and allow to set on a cooling rack. Enjoy!

Photos by Peter Pham

Created in partnership with Tabañero Hot Sauce

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Get Ready For The Krispy Kreme & Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Collab We All Deserve

We’re always an advocate for enjoying a rich peanut butter cup to start the day off on a sweet note. How you get that morning confectionary fix is completely up to you, though Krispy Kreme just added a new doughnut that’s sure to make your heart beat from your chest like an animated wolf in a zoot suit.

That fix comes in the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Doughnut which is set to debut on August 4 and will only be available for a limited time.

As for the deets, a fluffy Krispy Kreme doughnut is stuffed with a special Reese’s Peanut Butter Kreme and dipped in chocolate icing. The sweet pastry is then topped with both chocolate and peanut butter drizzle.

You can find the new donuts this summer only for a limited time at participating Krispy Kreme locations. If popular, we’re more than certain the doughnut chain will bring them back next summer.

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This Bay Area Donut Shop Makes The World’s First Glow-In-The-Dark Pastry

If there’s one place in California that could be considered the Mecca of innovation and cutting-edge entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley would be the leading candidate. So it seems fitting that one of the most mind-boggling and innovative donuts ever created would be be found in the center of the South Bay region.

Thanks to the experimental minds at Psycho Donuts, a Campbell, California-based, mental ward-themed artisan donut and art shop, Bay Area donut connoisseurs have seen the light of what true culinary innovation looks like.

Part donuts, part light show, these tasty treats are deliciously fascinating. By adding pulverized vitamin B pills into the dough, Psycho Donuts created a treat that actually glows under an ultraviolet blacklight. Yes, they actually glow in the dark.

These fruit-flavored, glowing goodies are made with Hansen’s Natural Soda and lime juice. Currently, lime and pomegranate are making the rounds around the world’s first donut asylum.

By delivering a sensory experience, Psycho Donuts has built an iconic reputation for itself and it’s easy to see why. So, if you’re crazy about donuts, stop by Psycho Donuts to see and taste what all the hype is about.


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Hangry Bear Destroys Donut Delivery Car, Looking For Goodies Within

If you’ve ever been hangry, you know exactly how this bear probably felt when he tore up a doughnut delivery car in Colorado.

Kim Robertson, owner of Moose Watch Cafe woke up to the bumper of her car completely removed from her Ford Focus. Her first thought was that another car hit it, but she found claw marks and paw marks all over the car.

Robertson explained that the car, which is primarily used for doughnut deliveries, always smells like sweet doughnuts, so you can imagine how this bear got his Yogi on, and followed the smell.

While there weren’t any doughnuts in the car, the bear must have smelled the aprons, as it clawed at the trunk after ripping off the bumper.

Police on scene said you can smell doughnuts while standing by the vehicle (too easy), so the lure was there.

The owner took the bear accident pretty well and is even offering special bear claws at the cafe in the perp’s honor.

h/t nbc