Lucky Charms, Sprite, Krispy Kreme: This Week in Food News

Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms Ice Cream

THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Nestle and General Mills have teamed up to provide consumers with Lucky Charm ice cream. According to Delish, this magically delicious dessert will consist of, “a creamy vanilla dairy base that’s swirled with the signature cereal and scattered with your go-to marshmallow charms.” The exact release date has not been confirmed; however this product is expected to hit shelves within the next few months.

Sprite

Sprite Ginger flavor

As @candyhunting reported, Sprite Ginger is expected to launch in February. The big question is: Will this be like regular Sprite with a dash of ginger or the other way around? I am curious to see how this will taste or if it will be any competition for my go-to ginger ale, Canada Dry. All I can say is I hope this lives up to the success of the Winter Spiced Cranberry Sprite.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Conversation Heart Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme is always finding new ways to draw people into stores. The latest tactic involves the Conversation Heart Doughnuts (pictured above) perfect for any Valentine. These doughnuts are prepared with 24 different phrases and come in a limited edition Valentine’s Day gift box while supplies last. Excuse me while I officially throw my New Year’s resolutions out the window.

Eating Krispy Kreme Is “Easy As Pie”

This month, Krispy Kreme introduced the Easy As Pie doughnuts available for a limited time. Here’s the flavor lineup: Dutch Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, and Chocolate Kreme Pie. Out of pure curiosity, I bought all three donuts to taste test. Let’s see how these pie donuts stack up:

3. Chocolate Kreme Pie

As the website describes, “This doughnut is filled with silky chocolate Kreme, dipped in chocolate icing, topped with a dollop of Kreme and finished with mini-chocolate chips. ” Imagine you bought a birthday cake from the store; chocolate to be exact. Now, imagine a doughnut filled with the icing on that store-bought birthday cake.

I could not get over the insane amount of sugar in this doughnut; this coming from a sugar junkie. I understand the play on a Chocolate Cream Pie but this one missed the mark. The cream in the center tasted more like icing and I would have preferred more of a custard-like center. Birthday cake icing in a doughnut just does not float my boat.

Krispy Kreme Chocolate Kreme Pie doughnut

2. Cherry Pie

I love cherries but never really eat cherry pie, so I was pretty excited to try this doughnut. Krispy Kreme states, “This doughnut is topped with pie crust crumbles and a cherry filling; hand-decorated with an icing lattice, making it look and taste as sweet as cherry pie.” Initially, I thought that the doughnut would be stuffed with cherry filling, but I was wrong. The Cherry Pie doughnut is pretty much a regular doughnut with a bunch of toppings.

Also, my Cherry Pie doughnut looked nothing like the photo. I swear the employee just gave me the messed up one because she knew I wouldn’t say anything. Regardless, I enjoyed this doughnut mainly because of the cherry filling on top. The cherry pie visual looks much better in the advertisements than on the actual doughnut though. A doughnut with cherry filling and the crumble/icing mixture on top would have worked much better, but it was still much better than the Chocolate Kreme doughnut.

Krispy Kreme Cherry Pie doughnut

1. Dutch Apple Pie

The Dutch Apple Pie doughnut wins first place by a mile. As illustrated by Krispy Kreme, ” This doughnut is bursting with apple pie filling, dipped in caramel icing, topped in streusel and hand‑decorated with an icing lattice.” Unlike the Cherry Pie doughnut, the Dutch Apple Pie looked and smelled as I expected.

I wish there was more apple pie filling in the center because it was the best part. The soft, spiced apple filling truly reminds me of a warm apple pie during the holidays. In addition, the streusel on top adds the perfect sugary crunch to the mix. Finally, the caramel drizzle is quite literally the icing on top. Krispy Kreme’s Dutch Apple Pie doughnut is a great addition to the holiday menu and the only one in the pie collection that I would venture to eat again.

Krispy Kreme Dutch Apple Pie doughnut

In my opinion, the Dutch Apple Pie doughnut is the only one out of the bunch worth buying. I may have liked the Chocolate Kreme when I was a kid, but now it’s far too sweet for me to enjoy. Cherry Pie did not “wow” me by any means, but don’t just take my word for it. Hurry in and try all three doughnuts yourself at any Krispy Kreme location for a limited time.