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Still likes Shipleys Donuts better than krispy creme.......

People who haven't lived there wouldn't believe what a great donut town Houston is--I swear there are more donut shops than there are McDonald's, and many of them are independent, family bakers.

But what I really miss about Houston are kolaches...


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How are the Krispy Kremes in grocery stores...they are coming to Treasure Island near me - which is a local chain...do the doughnuts suck?

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How are the Krispy Kremes in grocery stores...they are coming to Treasure Island near me - which is a local chain...do the doughnuts suck?

Same theme as before... if they aren't fresh from the oven, don't bother. I'm guessing they will be cold in them there Grocery store boxes. :rolleyes:


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we should start selling them in frozen microwavable boxes in the grocery freezer, make a million...howeever, we don't have the copyrights and they probably have thought of this already, and we dont have the recipe, or the machines...

nevermind, well we were almost billionaires...

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MMM I love Krispy Kremes...

But then I was born in the South! :blink:

I think the joy of the Krispy Kreme is driving through some small town in Georgia or North Carolina where there are so many rotten places (lots of Mikey D and Denny's), and coming across a Krispy Kreme store with the "hot now" sign on. Going in and expecting a regular donut, and instead getting this warm, airy, crispy, sugary whiff of a thing--one is not enough and two are too much.. you all know this feeling!

But it only works when it happens by accident. These are not destination donuts!

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Krispy Kreme are warm, soft, delicious! I like them moist, because of the glaze. I can eat 10 pieces in minutes. yummmm! I dont know about you guys. Stop complaining, just eat and eat!

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I live in Seattle and only within the last year did we get a KK in the area. There was of course huge media coverage and believe it or not, KK lived up to the bill. After I tried some I was immediately hooked, and these were not hot off the line. What amazed me was how KK had reinvigorated my interest in donuts so when the (new) need for a doughnut hit and there was no way I was going to drive 45 minutes to an hour to wait in line for an hour and then drive another 45 minutes to an hour to get home, I would go get my donut elsewhere, usually a Winchells. I guess that just says how poor the Seattle donut market is. I can only assume that most folks are interested in scones or muffins because they seem "healthier."

What impressed me the most were the cream filled doughnuts. The cream I'm used to was nothing more than a sugar paste, like the cheap white frostings you get at a cheap grocery store or a Costco. Bleah. My favorite though was the old-school blueberry cake doughnuts.

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Krispy Kremes down here in their motherland of North Carolina give away free donuts to elementary students -- one donut for every "A" they get on their report cards. The two older L'il Varmints are treating dear old dad this weekend, as they got their report cards yesterday. Who said studying didn't pay off?? And if they didn't get that many A's, that's nothing that a little white-out and creative copying couldn't fix. :wink:


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This thread is a serious threat to my diet (and the fact that there is a KK basically next to the gym I work out at :rolleyes: )...I may have to fall off the wagon tomorrow after my trainer beats my #$*%....mmmm, still warm glazed doughnuts and icy cold 2% milk (kind of like cheesecake and diet coke!) :biggrin:

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The trick to Krispy Kreme is to order only the regular glazed donut, hot off the press, for consuming within a few hours.

I personally also enjoy their jelly filled (raspberry) and their all chocolate donut (glazed chocolate cake style).

Kripsy Kreme's are also somehow even MORE TASTY when you consume them with a nice cup of home brewed coffee.

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I had my first Krispy Kreme in Seoul a couple of years back. I was amazed at the ethereal manner in which fat molecules could be strung together so lightly.

We brought too many back home with us that day. I found that hitting one with about 20 seconds of microwave the next morning was enough to break the molecular structure up. It wasn't as good as off-the-belt, but it was still an excellent accompaniment to my morning coffee.

Now, where did I put my waistline?

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I think you have to grow up with it. I find them too insubstantial, but I hear that's the *good* part. I prefer the Winchell's that I grew up with, I like my doughnuts a bit chewy.

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One thing we do down here that makes them even better is broil them for just a minute until the sugar glaze starts to brown and crisp. Delicious.

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I think you have to grow up with it. I find them too insubstantial, but I hear that's the *good* part. I prefer the Winchell's that I grew up with, I like my doughnuts a bit chewy.

I had the same feeling when I first tasted them off the conveyer belt in Las Vegas. I am a left coaster and the doughnuts I grew up with had a bit of tug to them. They have not done too well in my area. The one that had lines has no more lines, and the other closest one shut down.

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One thing we do down here that makes them even better is broil them for just a minute until the sugar glaze starts to brown and crisp. Delicious.

Ooh, now *that* sounds like fun. I don't think it's anything I can do anytime soon, though. Getting on and off the boat is a hassle, nevermind with two kids (oldest is 2 1/2), getting to and from, and then and doing it with fresh KK...

I think you have to grow up with it. I find them too insubstantial, but I hear that's the *good* part. I prefer the Winchell's that I grew up with, I like my doughnuts a bit chewy.

I had the same feeling when I first tasted them off the conveyer belt in Las Vegas. I am a left coaster and the doughnuts I grew up with had a bit of tug to them. They have not done too well in my area. The one that had lines has no more lines, and the other closest one shut down.

I get the feeling that's a pan-Southern thing. Bread and biscuits around here are all very low-gluten. My Moscow-born husband prefers me to overhandle the biscuit dough so that it's chewy, and refuses to buy any of the local breads. (I'm a native Angeleno, living on a sailboat anchored for the winter in Oriental, NC.)

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I don't much like them -- they're too sweet, kind of greasy, and way too small :raz:

I don't find them too small, although they are smaller than the donuts at my favorite donut joint, but I don't like them for the same reasons quoted above. In addition, they have a flacid texture. They are greatly overrated.


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Yes, yes it is that good. Deliciously soft.

Uhhh, no. They're not. They're the Wonder Bread of the doughnut world.

Bingo!
That's a good description. But then, I like my donuts firm and heavy, with a tall glass of cold milk.


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Krispy Kreme just opened a place up by me, the "first KK store in New England!". Whoopty-do. Traffic has been backed up horrendously near the KK store, they've had to hire policemen to direct traffic. I've heard it's an hour - hour and a half wait FOR SOME #@*%# DONUTS. And this is a good 2 weeks after it opened. Insanity.

And this isn't enough to convince people that KK is worth the wait?

As mentioned, Krispy Kreme is only worth the trip if it's a full-service shop, with a conveyor belt. The KKs in supermarkets, casinos, etc. aren't KK at all. Forget they exist. Unless the donut is almost too hot to handle, you're not getting the real deal.

No other donut shop makes front-page headlines when they open a new store. Take that, Dunkin Donuts and Mr. Donut.


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Krispy Kreme just opened a place up by me, the "first KK store in New England!". Whoopty-do. Traffic has been backed up horrendously near the KK store, they've had to hire policemen to direct traffic. I've heard it's an hour - hour and a half wait FOR SOME #@*%# DONUTS. And this is a good 2 weeks after it opened. Insanity.

And this isn't enough to convince people that KK is worth the wait?

As mentioned, Krispy Kreme is only worth the trip if it's a full-service shop, with a conveyor belt. The KKs in supermarkets, casinos, etc. aren't KK at all. Forget they exist. Unless the donut is almost too hot to handle, you're not getting the real deal.

No other donut shop makes front-page headlines when they open a new store. Take that, Dunkin Donuts and Mr. Donut.

Done that, been there. What this proves is that KK has a *GREAT* hype marketing machine. And they had some very loyal fans. They should never have gone for the "every single venue in America" gambit with the stale/cold version, but I've done the HOT version repeatedly and it just doesn't live up to the mark for me. It used to be the go-to bribe when I'd visit my family. Now, we've moved on to true crispy heaven - Beard Papa's!

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I'm with Suzanne F. Both my DW and I find them TOO sweet. We haven't been back to our local KK in 4 or 5 years. We want more flavor and less sugar if we're going to spend the calories. We have a local mom'n'pop's place that we've gone to very occasionally.

I'll give away how old I am. I miss Winchel's :sad:


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I love Krispy Kremes - believe it or not, I first heard of them on Will & Grace LOL! So when I was in Sydney, I HAD to try some - they weren't piping hot out of the oven but I loved the variety and colours and I love all things sweet so I kind of overdosed on them the first time I discovered them lol. Then I went back the next day and bought another 6 KKs lol. I then discovered when I returned to Perth that we don't have a Krispy Kreme outlet here (and someone mentioned we never will - not sure why). So the next time I was over in Sydney, I bought the largest box home - probably half the plane did as well, and there were Krispy Kreme boxes falling out of overhead lockers on the flight lol. When one is faced with little or no choice, a day or two -old KKs are still divine lol. It's so wonderfully American... makes me feel not-so downunder when I am eating a ton of KKs and working it all off at the gym the next day in my Nikes hehe.

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I love Krispy Kremes, especially hot off the line, but, HOO BOY, they don't like me! For some reason, the taste repeats on me all day, and it's not NEARLY as good as the first time 'round! :hmmm:


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