Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Come in, Krispy Kreme, Come in

Last December 15, 2006, Lilia called me on the phone after a Christmas get together with her officemates and said

"Guess where we're heading."

I can almost see her big grin and only one thing came to mind

"You're going to Krispy Kreme?!" I said.

And I was right!

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That night, Lilia brought home our first ever Krispy Kreme take out from the first ever Krispy Kreme store in the Philippines that opened last November 30, 2006 in Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila. The store is open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily. A second store will open in SM Megamall this month.

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She bought home a dozen Original Glazed and a dozen of assorted varieties for 550 pesos.

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Let's meet them one by one.

Original Glazed - a yeast-raised doughnut made from a still secret recipe dating from the 1930s.

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Chocolate Iced (custard or kreme) Filled - the one in the center is a yeast-raised doughnut shell hand filled with rich Bavarian custard or rich, smooth white kreme and then carefully topped off with a coating of chocolate icing.

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Chocolate Iced Glazed - Original Glazed doughnut taken one step further by hand dipping the top in smooth chocolate icing.

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Glazed Sour Cream - a rich and moist cake doughnut flavored with sour cream and coated from top to bottom with glaze.

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Caramel Kreme Crunch - a yeast-raised doughnut jam-packed with caramel kreme, hand dipped in smooth chocolate icing and topped off with toffee crunch.

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Glazed Cruller - a cake doughnut made in a cruller shape and finished off with a layer of glaze.

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Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles - The nose of this delicious monster is a Chocolate Iced doughnut dipped in colorful candy sprinkles. The eyes are made of Glazed Cruller.

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Powdered (Strawberry or Blueberry) Filled - a yeast raised doughnut jam-packed with straberry or blueberry filling and coated with a dusting of powdered sugar.

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New York Cheesecake - a yeast-raised doughnut with cheesecake filling and topped with cream cheese icing and a dusting of graham cracker crunch.

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Glazed (Raspberry or Lemon) Filled - a glazed yeast-raised doughnut shell bursting with raspberry or lemon filling.

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The doughnuts are softer than what Go Nuts Donuts have and stays soft even if eaten directly after a night of storage inside a refrigerator. You can heat it in a microwave oven for 8 minutes if you want that fresh hot doughnut experience at home. Our favorites are Original Glazed, Chocolate Iced Glazed, Glazed Sour Cream, Caramel Kreme Crunch and New York Cheese Cake.
Here are the Fun Facts displayed in the store.

  1. Stores across North America produce more than 7.5 million doughnuts a day and more than 2.7 billion doughnuts a year.
  2. Krispy Kreme roasts and blends approximately 1.5 million pounds of coffee a year - three times the weight of the Statue of Liberty.
  3. Krispy Kreme produces enough doughnuts in about a week to make a line of doughnuts from New York City to Los Angeles. Now that's glazing the trail.
  4. In about 22 seconds Krispy Kreme stores can produce enough doughnuts to make a stack the height of the Empire State Building.
  5. A typical Krispy Kreme store produces more than 3,000 doughnuts per hour, but larger stores can produce up to 12,000 doughnuts per hour.
  6. Doughnuts trace their history to Dutch cakes. The cakes had nuts embedded in the centres, and early Dutch-American settlers combined ‘dough’ and ‘nut’ to make the word ‘doughnut’.
  7. The hole in the centre of the doughnut is credited to a young boy named Hanson Gregory, who in 1847, suggested to his mother that she put a hole in the middle of her cake to ensure it was fully cooked in the middle.
  8. What’s the latest craze for doughnuts? Serving Krispy Kreme doughnuts at weddings. After a story ran in InStyle magazine’s special Weddings issue (Spring 2002), couples began to place doughnut orders for wedding receptions.
  9. Krispy Kreme doughnuts are formed from dough extruded by air pressure to form a perfect doughnut shape. The infamous doughnut “hole” actually doesn’t exist at Krispy Kreme.
  10. Krispy Kreme uses enough chocolate each year to fill two Olympic-size swimming pools and a million pounds of sprinkles, equivalent to the weight of 145 elephants.
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8 comments:

tina said...

Wew. Wala pang ganyan dito. Nagugutom ako sa post mo! *slurrrp*

pining said...

looks yummy, tastes yummy! kaya lang laden with calories, he he ..

L.A said...

Krispy Kreme, hmpp I know sa Fort Bonifacio yung 1st outlet nyan..anyway hindi parin ako nakakakain dyan but I hope i can...haha i love go nuts donuts too...yummy pics again!

franco said...

punta ako dyan dito this week. mukhang masarap wahaha... donut fanatic din kasi ako... go nuts donuts... dunkin donuts... mister donuts... hot loops ...krispy kreme naman ngayon...

Marya said...

:( bakit kasi napakalayo ng FB samin.. at bakit ba kasi tinatamad akong pumunta jan para mag food trip instead hanggang festi lang.. at bakit ba kasi napaka sarap na naman ng post mo koya??? Hehe...

Maligayang Pasko at Mas masarap na bagong taon po!!!

Naglagay ako ng choices, sorry to pollute your "innocent mind"lol you be the judge..hehe

Billycoy said...

sarap naman... naglalaway na tuloy ako!!!

this december na rin bubuksan yung krispy kreme sa megamall... sana magkaroon sa glorietta and the rest of the malls

nellee said...

hello sir hemie!!!!

Nakakagutom ang mga pics!

nag-open na po ang megamall branch. yipee!!! i love Krispy Kreme.. Bukas pupunta na ako don!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful christmas!

Sally said...

HI, may i ask how to get to Global City, Fort Bonifacio area. I would like to try Krispy Kreme and take a tour around Serendra. Thanks! :)