Rainbow Foods has begun selling Kringles made by a company called Racine Danish Kringle. They have full O-shaped Kringles and a Kringle Stick.
Naturally I had to try one so I bought a Pecan Kringle and had it for breakfast this morning. For a mass produced grocery store Kringle is was surprisingly good. The crust was flakier than I expected and the overall flavor was nice. The filling actually had pieces of Pecan but seemed a little too dense. Perhaps if I hadn't been so damn impatient and let it heat up a little more that might have changed. After a while it got a bit too sweet but maybe that's because I had three servings.
This morning I spoke with Diane from RDK to find out a little more about the company. RDK is a based in Racine WI and specialzes in mail orders, fund raisers and retail accounts (such as Rainbow Foods). Although they do not have a storefront bakery you can purchase Kringles from the plant itself. Because they obviously aren't as fresh as they would be if you bought them from a bakery she suggested asking for them straight out of the freezer. She said they are shipped frozen and they hope that retailers handle them properly but your best bet is to get one that is frozen.
While it didn't quite match up with Bendtsen's it was still darn good and at $3.99 a piece it's a heck of a lot cheaper and easier than driving 6 hours each way to Racine.
Tomorrow the Cheesecake Kringle.