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Krispy Kreme Drops A Pina Colada Donut, Brings Key Lime Back For Summer

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Vacation vibes are coming a little early this year, especially with those getting vaccinated and looking to get the feel of the ocean.

For those looking to get a little tropical flavor and nostalgia back, Krispy Kreme is dropping a nationwide collection of donuts inspired by island flavors.

Chief amongst these is the Pina Colada donut, which isn’t spiked with rum, but has everything else you would expect in the classic cocktail. There’s a Pina Colada icing and a Pina Colada filling in the fried treat, with toasted coconut flakes and a candied cherry on top.

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Key Lime, which was a buzzworthy flavor Krispy Kreme dropped in 2019, is also making a comeback for the season. There’s a Key Lime Pie donut that features a Key Lime filling and graham cracker topping, plus the chain’s tangy Key Lime glaze.

On Friday, May 21, and Friday, May 28, Key Lime glazed and Key Lime filled doughnuts, the original doughnuts from 2019, will be sold as well.

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The last doughnut in Krispy Kreme’s vacation lineup is the Island Time donut. It doesn’t have a special flavor, but comes decorated with icing to give it the resemblance of a palm tree-studded island. It’s a beckon and call to summer holidays that have been sorely missed.

All of these donuts are available starting May 17th for a limited time. For those wondering, the Krispy Kreme vaccination special is still ongoing as well, so you could pick up a free original glazed while trying one of these newer flavors.

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Krispy Kreme Is Giving Graduates A FREE DOZEN Doughnuts

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Last year, many of the graduating Class of 2020 had to celebrate from home due to the pandemic. This year, with vaccines rolling out across the country, many students can celebrate a live graduation (albeit limited).

To celebrate this year’s graduating class’s accomplishments, Krispy Kreme brings back their Free Dozen promotion to any seniors graduating in 2021. 

Krispy Kreme will give out one Free Graduate Dozen original glazed doughnuts to high school or college seniors who show up to the store dressed in their class of 2021 apparel with no purchase necessary. 

This offer will only be available on Thursday, May 13, at participating Krispy Kreme locations while supplies last.

Congrats, everyone in the 2021 class. 

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Krispy Kreme Strawberry Doughnuts Return For A Limited Run

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Fruit-filled doughnuts are a vibe, and once the cravings hit, sometimes all you can think about is when you can get your hands on your next dozen or so. 

Krispy Kreme is bringing back their popular Strawberry Glazed Doughnuts and Strawberry Cream Filled Doughnuts.

Strawberry lovers will find themselves enticed by the decadent Krispy Kreme glaze that’s paired with the sweet and tart profiles of the prolific strawberry. 

The strawberry doughnuts are available now and will stay on the menu for a limited time at participating Krispy Kreme Doughnut locations. 

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Krispy Kreme Just Created An Oreo Cookie Glaze For Their Doughnuts

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Krispy Kreme is known for making different types of glazes to enrobe their doughnuts with, from the original icing to citrusy flavors like lemon.

Their latest glaze is a collab with OREO, a first, to make a brand new OREO Cookie Glaze that is coating a new set of doughnuts. This marks the first time that Krispy Kreme has ever teamed up with another company to create a glaze.

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The two new doughnuts, the OREO Cookie Glazed Doughnut and OREO Cookie Over-The-Top Doughnut, each feature a dark black glaze that contains the flavor of the iconic cookie sandwich.

Inside of the OREO Cookie Glazed Doughnut is a Cookies and Kreme filling, much like the viral filled Original Glazed Doughnuts. It then gets topped with icing and OREO cookie pieces.

That doughnut’s more ornate counterpart, the Over-The-Top Doughnut, has the Cookies and Kreme filling on top of the glazed doughnut, complete with an entire OREO cookie wafer and chocolate icing.

OREO and Krispy Kreme’s glaze collab will be taking over the glaze waterfall in Krispy Kreme shops for a limited time, and you can pick a batch of these new fried dough treats starting April 5th.

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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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Krispy Kreme Just Turned Our Favorite Desserts Into Mini Doughnuts

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Krispy Kreme is taking some timeless treats and miniaturizing them into fried dough form in a new batch of mini doughnuts.

The new Mini Dessert Doughnut collection just dropped in stores across the country. Some shops in Canada might also be considered participating locations, so Canadians might want to check their local store to see if they carry them as well.

Each creation is inspired by one of our favorite desserts, whether it be chocolate chip cookies, birthday cakes, strawberry cheesecake, or the luscious lemon bar.

Krispy Kreme’s Chocolate Chip Cookie mini doughnut features chocolate icing, a cookie dough filling topping (it’s not inside the doughnut), chocolate drizzle, and mini chocolate chips. The Birthday Cake one has confetti cake crumbles, birthday cake buttercream and sprinkles, while the Strawberry Cheesecake flavor features a cream cheese icing, graham cracker crumble, cheesecake Kreme, and a strawberry drizzle. Finally, the Lemon Bar variant comes with yellow icing, shortbread crumbles, powdered sugar, and a lemon curd swirl.

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Since this is a collection, the entire set of donuts comes as a 4-pack box. Think of it as sampling bits of each dessert at a dinner party without indulging in a full portion of each. For those looking to share, a 16-pack is also available.

The Mini Dessert Doughnut collection marks the first limited-edition set of flavors in Krispy Kreme’s mini doughnut lineup. Krispy Kreme first started carrying mini doughnuts, including their Original Glazed flavor, as a permanent item back in early 2020.

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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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Krispy Kreme Is Giving Out Free Donuts On Election Day

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Voting on Election Day in the middle of a pandemic changes a lot of things, especially because a lot more people are voting by mail. (If you are doing that, today is the last day recommended by the USPS to do so to ensure your ballot is counted by Election Day, by the way.)

One thing that changes is getting “I Voted” stickers for showing up to your polling place, as well as attempts to continue traditions of gatherings after everyone is done voting. Krispy Kreme is attempting to fill both of those gaps with an Election Day deal that includes the iconic stickers.

Anyone, regardless if they’ve voted yet or not, can pop into their local Krispy Kreme and get a free Original Glazed Doughnut on November 3rd. “I Voted” stickers will also be available in stores for those that want to either share that they voted, or encourage others to vote.

For those who are heading to the polls and expecting a long wait, the donuts can also be a nice warm snack to help keep your stomach filled while standing in line.

Regardless of whether you get the free donuts or note, it’s important to go and vote on November 3rd. Every person’s vote matters.