Happy Food Friday! I bought a box of the new Krispy Kreme Cheerwine flavored doughnuts to review.
In a nutshell:
Are they good? Oh yes!
Does the filling really taste like Cheerwine? Yep!
Would I buy them again? Probably, as a single doughnut.
Krispy Kreme released this new variety on July 1st and I bought a box of 6 for $3.99 from the grocery store. They are not available as a single doughnut you can buy from the display case so I had to buy a box. We each had half a doughnut after supper as our dessert and as my birthday cake.
If you are familiar with the chocolate covered, cream filled variety (or CCCF) that Krispy Kreme makes, this is very similar to that except the filling is Cheerwine flavored. The CCCF doughnut is my absolute favorite and is the standard I used to compare the two. The Cheerwine doughnut ranks pretty close in terms of taste and overall yumminess. It's not "lay down on the floor and scream" good like the CCCF doughnut, but I wouldn't turn one down if offered. My husband agreed that the Cheerwine doughnut was good but not as good as other KK doughnut flavors.
The filling really does taste like Cheerwine and not a generic cherry flavor, similar to comparing the taste of Cherry Coke vs. Cheerwine. Note to readers who have never heard of Cheerwine: Cheerwine is a non-alcoholic soda made here in NC. Its taste is very unique and not the same as cherry flavored cola. If you are ever passing through the South, try some Cheerwine. Cook-Out restaurants, Wendy's, and Bojangle's offer Cheerwine as a drink choice.
I would buy this doughnut again if it was offered as a single doughnut I could pick from the Krispy Kreme display. A box of doughnuts is a little too many doughnuts to have around no matter what the variety. I feel like I have to eat the whole box before they become stale (which is the whole point of buying doughnut boxes). The kids, however, could eat them all day long!
This doughnut is a nice novelty flavor worth trying once. Buy a box and split it with your family. You won't be disappointed.
Note: as always, I was not compensated by Krispy Kreme or Cheerwine for this review (though that would have been nice)!