Much is made of the wonders of Krispy Kreme donuts, so, despite a lifelong aversion to patronizing establishments that improperly abuse the letter “K,” Mom and I decided to seek out their first Canadian outlet in Mississauga this week.
Conclusion: if the Mississauga store is a good example of the breed, they have one of the best run service operations on the planet. The store is well designed, staff are friendly, service is jaw-droppingly fast. And they offer free samples of their hot donuts while you’re in line, which is always a way to win my heart.
Their donuts are very very good. The first one — the free one you get in line — is especially good, and a great incentive to buy far more donuts than you might have originally planned to (we bought 2 dozen, for example).
However they are very, very rich, and I think everyone in the family who participated in the testing once we got our home reported feeling a little ill about 1/2 and hour after eating them. In some ways it might be more efficient to simply inject sugar and lard directly into ones veins.
And so my recommendation is: visit once, get a sample, drink in the atmosphere, but then go home and try and forget you were ever there.