Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

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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:

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

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.

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

I like how they call it a “doughnut factory.”

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

Inside is a large glass wall and behind it is the doughnut making equipment (although it’s not easy to photograph through the glass).

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

While we were there, the equipment was not running, but there were people inside the factory doing other preparation work.

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

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.

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme has a lot more on offer than they did when I was a kid!

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

The store is efficiently sectioned into different departments.

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

They have what they call “Kool Kreme” and also offer iced drinks.

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

We chose some doughnuts and sat down at a table in their impeccably clean dining room.

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

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:

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

Now, for the tasting:

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

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.

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

You can see how light they are.

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

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).

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

Hui-chen liked them but also found them to be a bit too sweet.

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

Nevertheless, she was smiling!

Our Visit to Krispy Kreme

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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  2. They opened up so many places in the Boston area… and I think they only lasted about 2 years before they were all shut down. I tried Krispy Kreme when I went out to Nebraska back in 2002… and I really didn’t like them. I never went to a Krispy Kreme when they were here in the Boston area.

    The “cream filled” with the chocolate on top… looks like a Boston Cream doughnut. There are probably different flavord cream fillings that get used at doughnut shops… so even tho it may look like a Boston Cream (which s my favorite donught)… it won’t taste like a Boston Cream.
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    1. hi Mike. i remember you saying that you don’t like them. like i said, there is no middle ground with KK. one either loves them or not. i’m in the former category from a long time ago. they seem to be more successful/popular in the South for some reason. i think that the doughnut you were talking about is a lemon doughnut. but it does look like a Boston Cream. like you, i also like Boston Creme doughnuts and also the pie. thanks Mike.

  3. Hello MJ,

    I guess you like to eat sweets.
    It’s seems so tasty daughnuts.
    I’d like to try them too.

    Have a nice day!
    Emi

    1. hi Emi. i like to eat some sweets, but not too sweet. i took my wife there because i wanted her to try them. i hope you have a chance to try them someday. take care!

  4. Krispy Kreme stores are always very clean. At least every one I have been inside. I am not a fan of them, but I go with my friends and drink coffee while they enjoy the donuts. Once you have a heart attack you will not be eating them either, so I will not disrupt your enjoyment. I am looking forward to hearing about your trip to the P.I.. We are snowbound today. At 7am the snow was 7 inches high and more has come down.

    1. hi Carolyn, sorry you can’t indulge anymore. we don’t have their stores here in Taiwan, and who knows if they ever will be here. i like them a lot but i can’t take the sweetness level anymore. those sample doughnuts we got were all we could take and we felt overloaded with sugar afterwards. we also don’t have snow! please take care!

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