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Aug 11, 2019

Review: Krispy Kreme - Reese's Lovers Original Filled Donuts

Krispy Kreme's Reese's Lovers Original Filled Donuts come in two varieties: Chocolate Lovers (a chocolate Original Glazed donut filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Kreme, dipped in chocolate fudge icing and decorated with a Reese’s peanut butter icing drizzle) and Peanut Butter Lovers (a chocolate Original Glazed donut filled with Chocolate Peanut Butter Kreme, dipped in Reese's peanut butter icing and decorated with a chocolate icing drizzle).

These go for $1.79 each at my nearest Krispy Kreme (20 cents more than an Original Glazed) but I received them courtesy of Krispy Kreme.

The chocolate Original Glazed donut that makes up the base had the same light and airy texture as a regular Original Glazed but not much in the way of chocolate flavor. What little cocoa notes that were present were outshone by the chocolate icing and/or filling. Additionally, the glaze and icing combination veered the sweetness level into candy territory (which is probably appropriate given the Reese's angle).

Interesting, the Chocolate Lovers Original Filled Donut had a creamier, more true peanut butter flavor due to the Peanut Butter Kreme. The Kreme was like whipped cream in texture. The chocolate fudge icing added a very sweet chocolate syrup-like taste (but with the thin, flakiness of set icing).

The Peanut Butter Lovers Original Filled Donut offered more of a peanut butter fudge flavor paired with a somewhat peanutty, mostly sweet icing. Between the two, I preferred the Chocolate Lovers because the Kreme was the closest to actual peanut butter (and I really like peanut butter). That being said, both donuts capture the quality of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup pretty well.

Nutritional Info - Krispy Kreme Chocolate Lovers Original Filled Donut (84g)
Calories - 330 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 150mg
Carbs - 42g (Sugar - 27g)
Protein - 4g

Nutritional Info - Krispy Kreme Peanut Butter Lovers Original Filled Donut (84g)
Calories - 340 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 180mg
Carbs - 42g (Sugar - 27g)
Protein - 5g


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