And now, one of the doughnut giants are having its Krispy take on the food trend. Since the cronut craze started in NYC, it seemed like there is a “race” among the established companies to cash in on the same bandwagon. And so, I am naturally curious and had to try it myself. Let another taste-test begin!
I had a meeting in a nearby building and searching for a restaurant for lunch. Lo and behold — a Krispy Kreme outlet was nearby and I just had to ask — Is it true that a cronut-interpretation is on hand?
The cashier just smiled and said, “Yes ma’am, I only have one left.” Of course, silly me, I had to ask if she can hold it for me while I have my lunch. The obvious answer was “no”. I’m easy to convince and I obliged. I was surprised it costs only Php70 (about US$1.50 or so). This is cheap and more reasonably-priced compared to other interpretations that I’ve tried or heard of.
It is very noticeable that this Krispy Kroissant is much “doughier” than the first one that I posted in this blog. Although the layers are very evident, the texture remained soft.
The cross-section of the Krispy Kroissant showed that when I cut it for a cross-section view, it was inevitably flattened and didn’t “bounce back”. Very tasty, don’t get me wrong. I even had a worse “cronut interpretation” that I will not discuss in my blog in order to maintain a positive take of my topics. Krispy Kreme, I think, didn’t overcharge on this one. It seemed reasonable and can be enjoyed by more people.
Since I didn’t get to taste the other flavours, I am only limited to reviewing the chocolate variety. I think it’s only the toppings that differentiate one from the other… but I could be wrong. And there’s only one way to find out — fall in line (some stores open as early as 7:30 am) and buy some more.
Although I hate to admit it, Krispy Kreme really has the upper hand on its glazed doughnuts. I’m all for variety and continuously expanding their selections and flavours but this Kroissant will not take the cake for me. (In the Philippines, the changing flavours and continuous introduction of featured or new product lines are essential for food business viability.) I think the original line of doughnuts will be best for them, including their Truffle Kremes (my obvious favorite). If I have a choice between the doughnuts and Kroissants, I’d take the original-glazed in a heartbeat.
But of course, it will not be the same when the Truffle Kreme’s involved.
- Doughnut Mania Comes to Town with Krispy Kreme (bubbamama.com)
- It’s Not A Croissant, It’s Not A Doughnut… It’s A Cronut! (thefoodpickme.wordpress.com)