Nov 13, 2023

Review: Krispy Kreme - Flavors of Fall Donuts

Top-down view of Krispy Kreme Flavor of Fall Donuts.

Krispy Kreme's Flavor of Fall Donuts include three new donuts and two returning ones: the Caramel Pecan Brownie Donut, Classic Blackberry Crisp Filled Donut, Cinnamon Latte Lover Donut, Spiced Apple Filled Donut, and Chocolate Iced with Autumn Sprinkles Donut.

A Flavors of Fall specialty dozen goes for $21.99 near me but I received these courtesy of Krispy Kreme.

A dozen Krispy Kreme Flavor of Fall Donuts.

The Caramel Pecan Brownie Donut is an Original Glazed Donut dipped in brownie batter icing, and topped with candied pecans and a drizzle of salted caramel. My particular donuts did not quite get the brownie batter icing coverage shown in the promo pictures but the brownie batter icing still manage to offer a deeper, richer, sweet chocolaty flavor than you typically get with Krispy Kreme's chocolate icing. The pecans added a slight, nutty caramel note that was enhanced just a bit by the salted caramel.

There was a nice mix of textures between the airy donut, the thick, smooth icing, and the crunchy candied pecans but it also got a bit too sweet between the glaze, icing, candied nuts, and salted caramel.

Close up of Krispy Kreme Classic Blackberry Crisp Filled Donut.

The Classic Blackberry Crisp Filled Donut features yeast shell donut with blackberry filling, dipped in cinnamon icing and topped with granola. The cinnamon icing was light on the cinnamon and mostly was just sweet. Additionally, it formed a semi-hard shell that flecked off the donut very easily and made for messing eating. The granola was just sweetened, crispy oats as far as I could tell. The blackberry filling was nice, sweet, and fruity but, taken altogether, the donut felt like a blackberry jelly donut with some messy crispy oats on top.

Close-up of Krispy Kreme Cinnamon Latte Donut.

The Cinnamon Latte Lover Donut consists of a yeast ring donut dipped in cinnamon icing and topped with a dollop of cinnamon latte buttercream and an autumn leaf candy piece. This one offered the most novelty in terms of flavor. Somehow, the cinnamon icing here adhered better to the donut versus the Caramel Pecan Brownie Donut though, again, not much cinnamon flavor was found. The buttercream added the missing cinnamon flavor and a fairly robust coffee flavor. It appeared to be flecked with ground coffee. The autumn leaf candy piece was actually white chocolate or something similar with a satisfying creaminess to it.

Cross-section of Krispy Kreme Blackberry Crisp Donut and Spiced Apple Filled Donut.

The Spiced Apple Filled Donut is a yeast shell donut with apple-cider-flavored filling, tossed in cinnamon-sugar. This one just tasted like a fairly standard apple-filled donut. The filling was a bit light on apples but offered the requisite apple pie filling flavor, while the cinnamon-sugar contributed the familiar grit and flavor.

The Chocolate Iced with Autumn Sprinkles Donut is just the chain's standard Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles but with different colored sprinkles. It's both glazed and iced, which made it very sweet with only a light chocolate flavor and bits of light crunch from the sprinkles.

Cross-section of Krispy Kreme Caramel Brownie Donut and Cinnamon Latte Donut.

Of all the donuts in Krispy Kreme's Flavor of Fall collection, my stand-outs were the Caramel Pecan Brownie Donut and the Cinnamon Latte Lover Donut as they both offered a nice combination of varied textured to go with somewhat new flavors.

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