Photos by MJ Klein
Part of the 2010 USA Trip Series
I know we’ve dragged this series out longer than any other we’ve done, but we’re coming to the end! After this installment, we’re going to show you what we did on the last day, and then what happened to us on the way home, so there will be 2 more and then the series is closed. I recently traveled to the Philippines and I want to start a new series on that trip, so without further delay, we bring you this installment:
People love ’em or hate ’em. There’s no middle ground with Krispy Kreme. Personally, I love them. When I was a kid, our favorite place to go after church on Sunday was Krispy Kreme. Hui-chen had never even seen one before so I made it a point to take her to one and sample their brand of doughnuts.
I like how they call it a “doughnut factory.”
Inside is a large glass wall and behind it is the doughnut making equipment (although it’s not easy to photograph through the glass).
While we were there, the equipment was not running, but there were people inside the factory doing other preparation work.
Out front, the display case tells the story of what’s on offer. It was hard to make a selection with all those to choose from.
Krispy Kreme has a lot more on offer than they did when I was a kid!
The store is efficiently sectioned into different departments.
They have what they call “Kool Kreme” and also offer iced drinks.
We chose some doughnuts and sat down at a table in their impeccably clean dining room.
This is what we got (clockwise from the top left) regular doughnut, cream filled, lemon filled, and French cruller. Now for the beauty shots of each one:
Now, for the tasting:
The first thing that you notice when you bite into them, is how fresh they are. These particular examples were made on-premises and therefore spent no time on a truck in transit.
You can see how light they are.
I loved the cream filled one, but my tastes have changed since living in Taiwan for so many years. I found it to be a little too sweet (we’ve previously discussed the differences in doughnut shops between the US and Taiwan, in this article).
Hui-chen liked them but also found them to be a bit too sweet.
Nevertheless, she was smiling!
One last overview shot of the store.
We enjoyed our visit to Krispy Kreme. We hope they come to Taiwan soon!
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