May 22, 2014

Around the World: Krispy Kreme Japan Offers a World of Donuts

Krispy Kreme Japan is offering a selection of limited-time donut themed after select countries across the globe for the new World Dolce Cup donuts, which seems to be named after this upcoming World Cup soccer tournament.

There are six donuts in all and the countries represented are Japan, Brazil (the host country for this year's World Cup), France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and our own US of A.

All the donuts are available for a limited time only except for Japan's, which is the regular menu Matcha Old Fashioned Donut. It's an old-fashioned donut made with match (powdered green tea) and iced with green tea white chocolate.

Representing Brazil is the Mango Passion Donut. It's a yeast shell donut with a mango and passion fruit filling inside topped with a mango-flavored icing and a squiggle of white chocolate.

For France, there's the Creme Brulee Donut. It's a Glazed Original topped with a custard creme, dark caramel sauce, and crispy bits of caramelized candy.

Italy is represented by the Tiramisu Donut, a yeast shell donut with a mascarpone creme filling, topped with a zig-zaging pattern of coffee icing and a dusting of cocoa powder.

The Peach Melba Donut represents the UK. It's a yeast ring donut glazed with a pink peach-flavored icing, and finished with raspberry sauce, sliced roasted almonds, and dried cranberries. Interestingly, Peach Melba was invented by a French Chef in London for an Australian opera singer.

Finally for the US, there's the Lemon Cheesecake Donut. I'm not sure about the lemon part but it was in the US where the use of cream cheese in cheesecakes was pioneered. The donut is a yeast shell donut with a vanilla cream cheese filling, topped with a lemon creme and crushed graham crackers.

The World Dolce (which means "sweet" in Italian) Cup box features all six donuts for 1340 yen (~$13.16 US). A World Dolce Dozen is also available for 2000 yen (~$19.64 US). The donuts are available through Monday, July 14, 2014.