Did you all have any idea that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts turns 78 years old tomorrow?
I had no clue that this doughnut giant had been around for so long.
Happy birthday, Krispy Kreme!
In honor of the birthday bash, Krispy Kreme has a couple of new fun menu items that we got to check out. Now through the end of August, you can try the new birthday cake batter doughnut (with cake batter flavored filling and bright sprinkles) or the birthday cake chiller (a creamy cupcake flavored iced beverage).
Or maybe if you're in the mood for something chocolate (like I always am), you could try the brownie batter doughnut, with a filling that tastes just like licking the beaters. They're all amazing. I know because I ate them ALL. In the name of research. This is dedication to my craft. Seriously, sometimes this whole blogging gig is just too amazing to be true.
Want to know who else is pretty excited about doughnuts?
I'll give you two guesses...
Don't you all eat your doughnuts on the front porch in the rain too?
The funny thing is, I had this whole elaborate scenario in my heard about how I was going to surprise Mac with a Krispy Kreme doughnut. He's only had a doughnut once (that I know of), and of course he loved it, so I made plans to meet up with some friends that all had kids his age and we'd have some fun park play time and a doughnut date. I was going to get pictures of all the kids sitting at a picnic table, chowing down on doughnuts, with sprinkles stuck to their face and their sticky little fingers. Adorable, right?
But then it started raining. And raining. And raining. And it hasn't stopped raining for about 45 days (or at least it feels like that). We've been trapped inside our house with no friends and no doughnuts. Life has been hard, you guys. :)
I finally just got so fed up with the rain that I hit the Krispy Kreme drive through on my way home from work and surprised Mac with a fun after-nap snack of a birthday cake batter doughnut. So, instead of being the cool mom that set up the fun doughnut date with all his little buddies, I'm the mediocre mom that just lets her kid eat doughnuts on the front porch in the pouring down rain in his weird little green frog rain coat. Know what? I don't think Mac cared one bit. That kid is the best.
The doughnuts certainly did brighten our day! Things have been so dreary and dismal around these parts lately, it was nice having a mid-week break with something fun, colorful and delicious. We stood on the porch and sang "Happy Birthday" to Krispy Kreme while we chowed down and got drenched. Mac kept asking me who "Kissy Kream" was, where were the candles and could we have another birthday party for him tomorrow? Or after dinner? Or both? He also told me he can't wait until he turns 20 so he can doughnuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Okay...
Needless to say, Mac was a big fan of the doughnuts. He destroyed his and immediately asked for more (I said no and he cried). I only ate three, which I think showed incredible restraint and willpower. The brownie batter ones were to die for.
And I'm not just rubbing it in that WE got doughnuts...there's good news for you, too! Tomorrow is Krispy Kreme's 78th birthday, so if you purchase one dozen doughnuts tomorrow, you can get a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for just 78 cents. Did you hear that? That's worth repeating...78 cents for a DOZEN doughnuts. Run, don't walk to your nearest store.
Any Krispy Kreme fans out there?
What would you do with an extra dozen doughnuts?
(I sent a dozen to summer camp with Mac this morning for the teachers who have to put up with my little wild child.)
*I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.