Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Posted on: Wed, 01/09/2002 - 4:55am
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On a recent trip to Florida, I was so excited to see Krispy Kreme doughnut shops everywhere! Having heard so much about them, how they are pnut free and so delicious, we just had to try them. I'm sorry to say, I was not impressed. We were so disappointed in the taste, they ended up repeating on us the whole day. They tasted to heavily fried--even the hot ones! My PA daughter didn't even like them and she loves donuts! Do you think it was just the locations, or is that how they are supposed to taste. They didn't even compare to Dunkin Donuts!

Posted on: Wed, 01/09/2002 - 9:29am
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Did you try only one shop? The KK shop near my home (too near for my hips [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ) are just the best. Never greasy, always fresh and just yummy. I would give another shop a second chance if you have the opportunity.

Posted on: Fri, 01/11/2002 - 12:18am
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Boone,
Yes, unfortunately, we did only try the one shop. We were on vacation in Florida last week and happen to be going by it when we decided to stop. It was about 10 at night, so I thought they were stale or something. There were so many on that one main highway in FL. Every time I mentioned to the kids to try again at a different one, they all put up a fuss and said they would rather have Dunkin Donuts. Of course, being from the Boston area, they couldn't imagine our own "Boston Cream" donut being called anything else! I guess I'll just have to wait until they start building them here in our area to try them again!

Posted on: Fri, 01/11/2002 - 1:39am
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Was it an actual Krispy Creme donut store...or was it co-located with a gas station/other restaurant, etc?
At first I was excited when we drove down to FLA and saw all the signs on the highway regarding Krispy Kreme's. Then when pulled off on an exit that advertised one, we realized they were all co-located w/the gas station and seemed to be under the management of the gas station. We didn't buy any of the donuts because they looked stale. Maybe that was what happened to you?
Kelly

Posted on: Fri, 01/11/2002 - 2:54am
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I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who does not think that Krispy Kreme donuts are that great. I thought maybe I was going crazy or something...
I am glad that they are peanut free and my son enjoys them, but I prefer Winchells or Dunkin Donuts for myself. I thought that the Krispy Kreme's were o.k., just nothing special. There has been so much hype, perhaps maybe I had too high expectations.
-Cindia

Posted on: Fri, 01/11/2002 - 7:42am
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Kelley01,
This was an actual donut shop we got them at. We thought we'd go right to the source. We did see them at gas stations, but I didn't trust them there. Thought they might taste like gasoline or something!! We also so them sold at the Publix markets down there, also looking stale. I guess I was just surprised at how they tasted, as my expectations were so high.

Posted on: Mon, 01/14/2002 - 4:30am
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I recently contacted our local Fort Wayne, IN Krispy Kreme location to make sure they are peanut/tree nut free. The manager specifically stated that they do make items there with nuts! I highly suggest that you contact your location before ingesting.

Posted on: Mon, 01/14/2002 - 6:55am
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docd3122: could you please clarify? What type of products containing nuts (and what type of nuts) do they make at your local store? I am really surprised by this, as Krispy Kreme has been very strong in wording their statements to our community. Thanks in advance!
-One last thought, lots of folks (yes, managers of donut stores, included) think that the coconut is a nut. Maybe he/she was confused?

Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2002 - 12:41am
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Just another thought regarding the Fort Wayne, store. Krispy Kreme does have an Almond Almoretto (sp?) donut...but the almond flavoring is NOT nut based (see other Krispy Kreme threads)...I seem to remember that many times Almond Flavoring comes from a peach pit? Again, perhaps the manager is confused.
Sorry to keep bringing this up, but I would really like clarification. Krispy Kreme is SO adament about their preanut/tree nut policy, I would like to get to the bottom of this.
Kelly

Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2002 - 2:43am
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I called the corporate office and was told NO Nuts or Peanuts were used in their Products. This store that is making donuts with nuts in them should be reported. They told me they are very aware of Peanut allergies and DO NOT make them. My PA son loves them. They are the only donuts he will eat.

Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2002 - 9:13am
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Krispy kreme has opened their first store here in Toronto Canada area. My daughter finally go to try a donut for the first time and loved them. Theyre pretty much the only nut free donuts around. Only trouble is that although theyre only about 20 minutes away, theres still a 1/2 hour to 1 hour lineup since they opened in December! Cant wait til they open their second store this spring!

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