Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and yesterday saw the launch of the Krispy Kreme Valentine’s range – the Krispy Kreme Honey Bee and Love Bug. Now can we all just take a second to say how unbelievably cute these doughnuts are! Anything that is heart shaped gets me rather excited but to then make them into a cute little bug and bee with that little face, well I cannot help but smile and also feel kind of mean that I am about to eat them.
First up the Honey Bee which was a grand old £1.90. Don’t be fooled, the name is a tad misleading as it does not actually contain honey. Instead it is their standard doughnut filled with smooth chocolate and hand-dipped in vanilla icing. Man was this jam packed with chocolatey filling! As expected the doughnut was perfect and this is where the greatness ended. The chocolate mousse was chocolatey however divided opinion in our house. Personally I thought it wasn’t the best quality at all and held a synthetic taste with no depth to it. It’s not the indulgent, glossy chocolate you think of when it comes to Valentine’s Day. The icing had a subtle vanilla taste but again this was not authentic and didn’t marry with the chocolate filling. Unfortunately little Honey Bee, cuteness is all that you have going for you.
Onto the Love Bug, I do love a ladybird and this was aesthetically my favourite. Again they’ve used their standard doughnut and filled it with strawberry mousse and hand-dipped it in raspberry icing. The filling on this one looked pretty stuffed in there however aside from the thin strip in the middle, the outer sections were bare. Flavour wise this is one deliciously fruity love bug and I can forgive the lack of filling because the flavour really did pack a fruity punch. The strawberry was certainly there, it was intense, sweet and was like eating a fresh strawberry. The icing wasn’t a tart suck your cheeks in raspberry, but just enough to off set the sweetness from the strawberry mousse. The doughnut itself was the usual light, fluffy doughnut that you wish never ends, and the flavours worked very well together. Love bug you really are lovely!
There we have it, the Krispy Kreme Valentine’s Doughnuts. The Love Bug is definitely the winner here with the Honey Bee trailing way behind, so far behind you can’t see it. I cannot help but think Krispy Kreme have recycled their flavours and have not really thought about coming up with something a little different or imaginative. Yes we all know strawberry and chocolate are cliché Valentine’s but what about, and I know I bang on about it, but Red Velvet really would be amazing, or perhaps Cherry or Dark Chocolate and Raspberry or Amaretto, something a bit more decadent and not a flavour that you can find in another Krispy Kreme Doughnut that’s sat in the same cabinet as the Honey Bee and Love Bug. Here’s hoping their imagination runs a little more wild come the next Limited Edition doughnuts.
Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x