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Nov 18, 2020

Review: Krispy Kreme - Caramel Glazed Donut and Salted Double Caramel Crunch Donut

Krispy Kreme's Caramel Glazed Donut features an Original Glazed Donut covered in a caramel glaze, while the Salted Double Caramel Crunch Donut takes the Caramel Glazed Donut and dips it in caramel icing before sprinkling on salted crunch topping.

The donuts are $1.79 and $1.89 each in my area but I received these courtesy of Krispy Kreme.

Like the Original Glazed Donut, The Caramel Glazed Donut offers a delicate, light, and airy donut with a thin layer of sweet glaze.

But where the chain's Original Glaze is just very sweet and flaky, the caramel glaze offers a softer coating with a light note of creamy caramel that's probably just as sweet but felt just a little less sweet due to the added caramel flavor.

The Salted Double Caramel Crunch Donut ups the caramel level by taking the very same donut and giving a deeper, richer caramel taste (and a good deal more sweetness) with the icing. I also got a bit of crunch paired with a mix of sweet and salty with the salted crunch topping. The topping was salty but not overly so.

Overall, Krispy Kreme's Caramel Glazed Donut and Salted Double Caramel Crunch Donut are a nice change of pace for fans of Krispy Kreme's Original Glazed Donut as the caramel flavor serves as an accent on the regular taste and texture of the donut rather than a defining feature. Even with the Salted Double Caramel Crunch Donut, it's felt less caramel-heavy than some coffee drinks.

Nutritional Info - Krispy Kreme Caramel Glazed Donut
Calories - 220 (from Fat - 110)
Fat - 12g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 110mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 3g

Nutritional Info - Krispy Kreme Salted Double Caramel Crunch Donut
Calories - 310 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 210mg
Carbs - 46g (Sugar - 31g)
Protein - 3g