Krispy Kreme Welcomes Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Donut Flavor, And Alaska Locations, To Franchise

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has big news for fans of the baked-goods chain known for the Pavlovian “Hot Now Doughnuts” sign that lures fans in from the road. This week, Krispy Kreme is opening its first ever Alaskan doughnut shop, and will also be debuting a new flavor that has its own cult following: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It looks like a line for concert tickets, but instead, wristbands are being handed out to those who have been sleeping out overnight in tents in Anchorage, Alaska, to be one of the first people to enjoy the first hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the state.

Like Starbucks, Krispy Kreme has a following, according to the Inquisitr. It seems that wherever you are in the United States, you can track down your beverage of choice at a Starbucks, which are seemingly on every block. For a while, Krispy Kreme seemed to be following suit, but the franchise had a setback. But now, the myth of the warm doughnut has spread all the way to Alaska, and like Starbucks with its seasonal flavors, Krispy Kreme will be offering flavors like pumpkin spice, but they are also introducing a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Doughnut that will combine the warm, sweet and salty taste that many crave.

Alaska Dispatch News is telling the world that it is no longer a rumor or urban legend: there is actually a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts location in Alaska, opening today to an enormous, standing-room-only crowd. A line formed over a day ago, as the first 100 people will win free doughnuts for a year. Alaskans who were originally from elsewhere seem eager to taste a warm Krispy Kreme once again, says Bo Stone, a student at University of Anchorage who grew up in the south.

“I’ve been here 14 years, so I’ve missed it for 14 years.”


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Stone ended up missing the first day of classes to sleep in line outside of the new Anchorage Krispy Kreme shop, but he says it is worth it, and he promised to bring some in to his professors.

But it’s not just Alaska that is obsessed with getting their warm donuts, as the other 49 states are making demands beyond the usual baked treat, says Thrillist. Sure, the United States will soon be serving the fall favorite pumpkin spice doughnuts, but Krispy Kreme of Australia is serving up what sounds like an all-American flavor that, as of now, is not available in the U.S. That flavor is the Krispy Kreme Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup doughnut.

Tony Merevick of Thrillist says that though new flavor mash-ups will soon be introduced at Krispy Kreme, for now, there is no plan to bring the Reese’s-filled doughnut to American Krispy Kremes.

“Unfortunately, it looks like the Reese’s donuts are only available at Krispy Kreme shops in Australia, but seeing as there are few things more American than a junk food mashup, there’s gotta be at least some hope that they’ll arrive here in the U.S. someday. On the bright side, Krispy Kreme is still serving special edition ‘internationally inspired’ donuts — Crème Brûleé, Tiramisu, and Churro — at its U.S. locations through August 28th.”

U.S. News and World Report says that crazed Krispy Kreme fans have started a petition to bring the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Doughnut to American shores. There is now a petition that can be signed that will bring a peanut butter cup doughnut to a Krispy Kreme near you.

Fans are adding comments, like Lisa Cruz, who says that the Reese’s Krispy Kreme combo is now on her bucket list.

“Reese’s peanut butter cup donuts are on my bucket list to eat before I die. Please also bring them to the U.S. Please, pretty please.”

What is your fantasy Krispy Kreme Doughnut flavor?

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