I believe this has been talked about before, but I just had my first KK doughnut up at an apparently new store on Aurora. I've got an admitted prejudice (though not without some justification) against chain/franchise restaurants--basically I've had a lot of sucky experiences. But I thought with all the press, the gossip--even my wife likes them--I should try the damn things. This dude was handing out free hot doughnuts as you stood in line, and OK, I'll admit it, the first bite (pretty much the only bite, as the doughnuts are small and light) was tasty: sweet but insubstantial is how I'd qualify it. Not unpleasant, but quick. I bought a 1/2 dozen of assorted doughnuts, including another glazed like I had been handed.
No fooling, these were the most unimpressive doughnuts I've had in a long time. The shapes and colors of each doughnut were fairly uniform and carefully designed--not a mark-down in my book. After all, we're talking corporate food here. But unfortunately, the flavor seemed similar as well. Yeast-raised or cake, chocolate or blueberry, they all seemed a bit too akin to me. Even the best of the bunch, the original glazed, without heat, lost my interest fast.
If you like eating mediocre doughnuts in a McDonald's atmosphere head to Krispy Kreme. Don't agree? I'll be happy to listen to your take.
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