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Dunkin’ Rings In New Year With Dunkfetti Donuts

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We’re a few days into the new year already and looking forward to all the upcoming snacks we’ll get to enjoy to kick-off 2021.

In celebration of the festivities, Dunkin’ has released a brand new donut inspired by the seasonal celebration.

The Dunkfetti Donut combines Donuts with Confetti, bringing together a rich confetti cake that’s dunked into the chain’s famous glaze.

Man, imagine pairing this with a piping hot cup of coffee. I’ve only gotten into dunking my donuts in coffee this past year, but it truly is a delicious experience.

You can find the Dunfetti Donut at all participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide now through January 26. Hopefully, this year will come on a better note than last.

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Fast Food Sweets

Krispy Kreme Adds First-Ever Caramel Glazed Doughnuts

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Every time I pass a Krispy Kreme, the drive-thru lines are down the block. There’s something about those warm glazed doughnuts that’s just so addictive; folks can’t help but line up for them. 

Now that the doughnut chain has added my favorite sweet flavor, however, it’ll be harder for them to keep me away. 

Krispy Kreme has launched their first-ever caramel glaze. 

Two new flavors will join the menu beginning Nov. 9: Caramel Glazed and Salted Double Caramel Crunch to kick things off. 

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The Caramel Glaze features an Original Glazed Doughnut coated with the new caramel glaze. The Salted Double Caramel Crunch takes that Caramel Glaze, dips it a second time into caramel icing, and tops it off with a salted caramel crunch. 

Decadent? Absolutely. 

You can find the new caramel doughnuts at participating Krispy Kreme locations nationwide for a limited time. Maybe if I leave early enough in the morning, I can be home with a box of doughnuts before my morning meeting. 

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Fast Food Restaurants

A Sweet Look Inside Krispy Kreme’s New NYC Flagship Store

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Not too long ago, Krispy Kreme announced that they would be opening up a flagship store in New York City that not only sold their fresh donuts, but would feature tons of other merchandise and donut-themed items for customers to buy as well.

Today we got a look inside the NYC store and, being the veritable Mike TV of this Willy Wonka Tour, wanted to see as much as possible behind the scenes.

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Located in Times Square, the flagship store features many attractions that set it apart from a standard Krispy Kreme doughnut shop.

Upon walking in, guests can shop around and buy a plethora of Krispy Kreme merchandise, including mugs, tumblers, and New-York specific gifts.

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To the left, guests and walk past the Doughnut Theater, where they can see doughnuts being made by the hundreds within minutes as they’re finished through a massive Glazed Waterfall.

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Other highlights of the flagship store include stadium-style seating made to look like you’re inside a giant Krispy Kreme doughnut box, the World’s Largest Hot Light, and a 24-hour streetwise pickup window. There’s even an exclusive New York City “Big Apple” Doughnut that can only be found at the flagship store.

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Krispy Kreme has stated that with the shop now open, they will be strictly adhering to COVID-19 safety regulations and guidelines for both guests and employees. This includes employee health screenings, wearing face masks, social distancing floor stickers, regular hand washing protocols, protective barriers at ordering points, and additional disinfecting throughout the shop.

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The flagship store is set to open Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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Fast Food Sweets

Tim Hortons Unveils Froot Loops Donuts And Timbits

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I have to admit, I’m a sucker for anything vibrant and colorful that comes in donut form. Blame it on growing up in a donut shop as a child or years of watching The Simpsons on syndication.

If you’re a fan of the same level of vibrance encompassing your fried dough confections, look to Tim Hortons for their latest innovation: Froot Loops Dream Donuts and Froot Loops Timbits.

The Froot Loops Dream Donuts are topped with a strawberry glaze, Froot Loops cereal, and white icing drizzle.

As for Tim Horton’s iconic Timbits, they are coated in a strawberry glaze and topped with Froot Loops crumbs to create a colorful variation of the iconic Canadian donut hole.

You can find these new Froot Loops donuts available now at participating U.S. locations of Tim Hortons.

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Krispy Kreme Is Giving A Free Dozen Doughnuts To Any Student About To Graduate

With students studying online these last few months, it’s sobering to know that they’ll be spending their long-awaited graduations at home thanks to the pandemic.

Here’s a tiny bit of sweet relief, however, as Krispy Kreme is offering high school and college seniors a free dozen doughnuts to soften that blow.

All you have to do is show up at a Krispy Kreme dressed in your graduation cap and gown, or wear clothes that say “Class of 2020” and you will get a free assorted dozen with no strings attached during the week of May 18 to May 24.

Other 2020 apparel that will be accepted includes:

  • Cap and gown with 2020 tassel
  • Class of 2020 apparel (t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc.)
  • 2020 letterman jacket featuring senior status
  • 2020 class ring
  • Graduation announcement featuring name with matching ID
  • Student photo ID featuring senior status
  • Other Class of 2020 senior swag

To celebrate the class of 2020, customers can also purchase a dozen “2020” doughnuts that are made to spell out 2020 through icing in three separate rows.

Krispy Kreme’s free graduate dozen deal will be available at all participating Krispy Kreme locations nationwide while supplies last. For any students looking to grab their free dozen, make sure to be safe out there!

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Cravings Fast Food Sweets What's New

Krispy Kreme Debuts Three New Kreme-Filled, Fruit-Flavored Glazes

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When the crimson glow of Krispy Kreme’s “Hot Now” neon sign lights up, its a veritable bell to Pavlov’s dogs, with we the people being the drooling pooches. Why? Because the thought of freshly baked Krispy Kreme doughnuts enrobed in their undeniable and iconic glaze is as good as any reason to lift the floodgates in our tastebuds. Now what if I told you that Krispy Kreme is rolling out a trio of new donuts featuring fruit-flavored glazes and filled with a fruity kreme? The forecast in your mouth would be predicting a torrential downpour, yes, I know.

Well friends, grab your scuba suits because we’ll all be swimming knowing that Krispy Kreme will be releasing a set of Fresh off the Line Doughnuts: Key Lime Glazed, Key Lime Kreme; Strawberry Glazed, Strawberry Kreme; and Lemon Glazed, Lemon Kreme. So if you’re feeling for an OG type bite, grab the glazed. If you’re more so inclined for an extra dose of sweetness, by all means treat yourself to the Kreme-filled variety.

Krispy Kreme’s roll out of these new doughnuts will start with Strawberry being available from April 28-May 1. Next up is Key Lime with a time frame of May 5-8. Lemon anchors the trio with an availability of May 12-15. So we’re talking limited here. All the more reason to mark your calendars if you’re eager for a taste.

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Fast Food Sweets

New Krispy Kreme Donuts Are Filled And Sprinkled With Butterfinger Candy

Krispy Kreme has been making waves over the last few years with their collaborations, a recent one being their Rick and Morty menu, but the newest launch may just be the Kreme’s sweetest yet.

The doughnut chain just announced that they’ll be creating two new items inspired by the ever-popular Butterfingers chocolate and peanut butter bar. Krispy Kreme’s new items include the new Butterfinger Original Filled Doughnut and the Butterfinger Fudge Cake Doughnut.

Fans of the Original Glaze will appreciate Butterfinger Original Filled Doughnut which takes their staple breakfast cake and fills it with a peanut butter chocolate creme and dunks it into Butterfinger icing. It’s then topped with chunks of Butterfinger chocolate and then finished with a chocolate drizzle.

For a richer choice, the Butterfinger Fudge Cake Doughnut is pretty much a chocolate cake that’s topped with more chocolate, a peanut butter creme, and little bits of Butterfinger to round out the aesthetic.

“It’s a flavor overload,” said Foodbeast resident encyclopedia and Grecian hunk Constantine Spyrou upon trying the doughnuts.

Krispy Kreme’s newest additions will be available from now through March 13.

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Fast Food Film/Television Sweets

Rick and Morty Doughnuts Arrive At Krispy Kremes In Australia And New Zealand

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Grandfather and grandson duo Rick and Morty have traveled through countless dimensions over the past four seasons of the series and now they’ve found themselves at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. In the dimension this article is written in, Krispy Kreme Australia has released an entire menu of Rick and Morty-themed doughnuts.

Based on the groundbreaking Adult Swim animated series, the special edition doughnuts not only come in unique flavors based off the television show, but also some pretty sweet packaging.

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Customers will find a Strawberry Smiggles Doughnut, Simple Rick’s Wafer Cookie Doughnut, and a Pickle Rick Doughnut. The chain is also offering a Fleeb Juice Shake to round out the zany new collaboration all served within a limited edition doughnut box.

The Krispy Kreme x Rick and Morty collaboration will only be available at participating locations in Australia for a limited time. Fans, make sure to get your hands on a portal gun, or drive to your nearest location if you want to cop a doughnut. Hopefully in another reality, Krispy Kreme releases this in the US.