Krispy Kreme

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.


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Intergalactic P... on March 30, 2002 - 22:34 Permalink

MarketPlace says that Krispy Kreme’s contain twice the fat of Tim Horton’s donuts. Could Tim’s start billing themselves as the healthy donut alternative? Lite Donuts? All the taste with half the fat?

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Jeff Sidney on April 5, 2002 - 16:51 Permalink

Tim Hortons donuts are extremely greasy though. And there were times I have had raw donuts from the location in Batavia, NY. Very disappointed in the store and do not plan on returning.

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Jeff Sidney on April 5, 2002 - 16:54 Permalink

I should also add that the store owner is very rude to not only his employees but also his customers. I know it sounds like I am trashing the place but I have been a fan of Tim Horton’s for years but this store does not live up to my expectations. I will say that the store is ALWAYS very clean though. Just a shame about the boss…..

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Hoa on January 12, 2004 - 05:57 Permalink

This is my first visit to I’m in search of a health donut recipe for my small pastry business. I’m not much of a baker so I wanted to have your thoughts. Is whole-grain an option? How about baking versus frying?