Krispy Kreme's Day of the Dozens Celebration

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme lovers book December 12 into your calendars now. You won’t want to miss the company’s Day of the Dozens event: when you purchase a dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts ($9.75), receive another dozen free!

How are these plain looking doughnuts so delicious? Covered in a sweet vanilla scented glaze, the doughnuts are soft and airy … before you know it, it seems to have melted in your mouth. These were the baked goods that made the company famous over 75 years ago.

The company has plenty of filled and flavoured versions as well, if you’re looking to bring a selection to the office or a party ($1.20 each, $6.90 for a 6-pack or $9.75 a dozen). The Red Velvet takes the cake recipe and makes it into a moist crumbly doughnut covered in a gooey rich cream cheese icing.

Otherwise, the filled doughnuts are a popular choice. I particularly enjoyed the Chocolate Iced Kreme filled doughnut, which uses a traditional plain batter, fills it with a smooth vanilla kreme and finishes it with shiny chocolate icing. It’s lighter than a Boston cream and not overly sweet. 

For those who want a serious sugar rush the Caramel Kreme Crunch will satisfy the craving: the yeasty doughnut is filled with a thick caramel kreme and the chocolate icing is further topped with crunchy buttery toffee pieces.

For the holidays, their Santa’s Belly, Snowman or Holiday Sprinkles variety would add cheer to any celebration. You can’t help but smile when you see the jolly red belly … in my mind I heard a faint “Ho Ho Ho!”  To my surprise, Santa appears to like sweets, as the doughnut was filled with a chocolate frosting, making this a rather sweet baked good.

If you’re visiting their café locations, they have a seating area, welcoming patrons to stay and enjoy their goods in store. Aside from baked goods, Krispy Kreme also offers a selection of drinks. The Kaffe Kreme ($3.55-$4.55) was delicious and satisfying – a café latte laced with the same flavour their Original Glazed Doughnuts are known for. There was enough flavour in it that you really don’t even need to add any sugar.

In my haste to try the hot chocolate ($1.95 - $2.95), I forgot to snap a picture. It’s rather luxurious, made by heating milk and melting chocolate into it. A flourish of whipped cream and chocolate shavings finishes off the drink. If you prefer it less sugary, I’d suggest asking them to skip the whipped cream as the hot chocolate itself had a nice balanced sweetness.

So, is December 12th in your calendar yet? If so, visit one of their Canadian locations listed below and bring a copy of their coupon included at the bottom.

How To Find Them

  • Toronto (Downtown) – 164 McCaul St.
  • Toronto (Downtown) – 215 Harbord St.
  • Mississauga – 5920 Mavis Rd.

  • Montreal (Greenfield Park) – 600 Auguste St.
  • Quebec City – 1560 LeBourgneuf Blvd.

Don't forget to print out a copy of the coupon below. Here's wishing your a delicious Day of the Dozens!

Disclaimer: I was invited to an event to taste the doughnuts and drinks. Rest assured, as noted in the mission statement, I will always provide an honest opinion.

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