It’s one of those days when I have a bunch of little food news items to pass along. So, without further ado, here goes:
1. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are at it again; dreaming up yet another crazy doughnut flavor combination. This time it’s the Caribbean Kreme doughnut, which features “the intense flavors of freshly ripened tropical fruits.”
If that sounds good to you, keep reading: The new doughnut is filled with a blend of mango, pineapple and passion fruit and topped with white frosting and shortcake crunch. The KK company suggests that you pair the doughnut with their new Caribbean Kreme Chiller, a blend of pineapple, mango and orange flavors that can be ordered in the creamy version or a frozen fruit version. I’m guessing the latter is a bit healthier, and as soon as I hear back from the PR folks, I’ll let you know.
UPDATE: Boy, when I figured the creamy version would be more fattening than the fruity version, I never imagined just how big a difference there’d be. According to the Krispy Kreme spokeswoman, the fruity Chiller has 170 calories in the 12 oz. size and 280 calories in the 20 oz. size — and 0 grams of fat in both. By comparison, the 12 oz. creamy version has 620 calories and 28 grams of fat, while the 20 oz. has 960 calories and 40 grams of fat. So if you’re on a diet, choose the fruity one!