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Mar 14, 2022

A Look at Krispy Kreme's 2022 St. Patrick's Day Donuts

Krispy Kreme's 2022 St. Patrick's Day Donuts include four festive donuts--the Lenny Leprechaun Donut, Luck O' the Rainbow Donut, St. Patrick’s Shamrock Donut, and ​Green Iced with Sprinkles Donut--that add some decorative (and green) polish to what are otherwise regular Krispy Kreme donuts.

It's $16.99 in my area for the "End of the Rainbow" dozen but I received this courtesy of Krispy Kreme.

The Lenny Leprechaun Donut is a glazed shell donut (but without filling) decorated to look like a leprechaun with a green and black icing hat, an orange buttercreme beard, and a fondant hat buckle.

It seemed like the most festive of the bunch given the leprechaun's association with the Irish. The bucket on the hat looks very similar (if not the same) as the one on the belt of the Christmas-time Santa's Belly Donut. It might just be me, but the design also radiates some lumberjack vibes.

The Luck O' the Rainbow Donut is an Original Glazed donut dipped in green icing, topped with green sprinkles, buttercreme, and a sugar-piece rainbow. ​It's basically a green sprinkle donut with just a touch of plain buttercreme and a bit of extra crunch from the rainbow piece.

The St. Patrick’s Shamrock Donut is a shell donut filled with Original Kreme, dipped in white icing, and topped with a shamrock sprinkle blend. ​It's the only filled donut of the bunch. The shamrock sprinkle blend consists of green shamrock sprinkles and tiny gold nonpareil "coins".

The Green Iced with Sprinkles Donut is an Original Glazed donut dipped in green icing and topped with a St. Patrick’s sprinkle blend. This one is the most conventional of the four donuts and feels like something you'd find in the display at many-a-donut shop around this time of year. They offered almost the same donut last year. The only difference is last year's version contained some shamrock-shaped sprinkles in addition to the regular long, cylindrical ones.