Sunday, June 8, 2008

Krispy Kremes

By Marcia Mickelson

On Saturday, we took our kids to Krispy Kreme Donuts. If your child brings their report card, they get a free donut for every A. That was a fun treat for our second grader who gladly shared his donuts with his brothers. In Kindergarten, they don't give letter grades yet, so we didn't bring our middle son's report card.

My kids love to go to this Krispy Kreme store because you can look through a long window partition to see how the donuts are made. There is a big machine that moves the donuts along a conveyor belt. It's fun to see the ones that don't turn over to be cooked on the other side and don't quite make the cut. This store that we go to also gives out a free trial donut to each person which is always nice. However, we always end up buying more because who can eat just one donut? So, we ended up buying another half dozen after the free report card ones and the free trial ones.

In our family, we go to extremes for Krispy Kremes. When we lived in New Jersey about six years ago, Krispy Kremes were not available anywhere in our state. So, one evening, we drove an hour to New York City just to buy Krispy Kremes. What's fifty miles and a Lincoln Tunnel fee when you can get some Krispy Kremes? So, we drove in, my husband pulled up, double parked outside the store, and waited in the car while I ran in to get 2 dozen. Then, we just drove home. Kind of sad, really that we'd go in to New York City and not do anything else, but I think it was around 8 or 9 at night when we got the craving, plus we had two sleepyheads in the car at the time.

Now, the Krispy Kreme store is just 20 minutes away and actually, there is a great selection available at the convenience store just down the street. They receive a fresh delivery every morning. Ahh, Krispy Kremes.


Amanda said...

I'm not a Krispy Kreme fan, they're too sweet for me, and there isn't enough variety. And I grew up with Dunkin' Donuts, so I'm hooked on their doughnuts, but haven't been there in a long time. I want some...

Tamra Norton said...

Krispy Kremes areelt-in-your-mouth INCREDIBLE! We don't have one in our area (it's about an hour away) but there's a little place close by that I'd have to say rivals KK. It's called Best Donuts--Mmmmmmmmm!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Wow! You really drove all the way to New York for donuts? That's so funny!

Personally, I prefer Dunkin' Donuts. I fly to Pennsylvania for those. :)

Josi said...

I'm with Amanda--I'm not a big donut person anyone, but the Krispy Kremes, though delicious, leave me queasy by the time I finish. Total sugar shock. However, I do love their plain old glazed donuts--those ones I can handle. I think it's awesome you drove to NY for a couple dozen--you ought to write KK and tell em, maybe they'll make it into a commercial.

Marcia Mickelson said...

I love Dunkin Donuts too. Fun idea about the commercial, Josi.