7-Eleven's new Wild Cherry Slurpee Donut features a cake donut flavored like the chain's Wild Cherry Slurpee.
I bought one for 99 cents.
Similar to cherry candy or cherry soda (or a Cherry Slurpee), there's a definite cherry-flavored quality to the red icing that I've never really associated with actual cherries. The same flavor carried on in the donut itself although with a mellower note punctuated with little globs of cherry-flavored red syrup.
The donut was a little dry but had a just slightly crisped, fried shell to it.
For crunch, the icing came topped with red-colored sugar crystals that I didn't detect any cherry flavor from. The crunch was reminiscent of chewing on ice, which seems to be the effect they were going for.
Overall, 7-Eleven's Wild Cherry Slurpee Donut pins down that Cherry Slurpee flavor really well, so mission accomplished on that front. But between the flavor and the sugar crystals, there's very much a candy-donut feel here that I'd rather eat take in separately. I wouldn't get it again but it was decently enjoyable.