25 April 2016

Lotus Billionaire Doughnut (@KrispyKremeUK) [By @Cinabar]

For me a trip to Birmingham usually includes a trip to Krispy Kreme in Selfridges. There is something very theatrical about the Krispy Kreme stand, you can watch the doughnuts coming through the machine and being decorated by the staff, it would be rude not to buy. I only went for a small box, but managed to convince myself that I was doing it for you guys when I saw there was a new flavour to review. It's a hard life being a food review blogger…
So the new doughnut is called Lotus Billionaire, and refers to Lotus spiced biscuits. The doughnut is filled with caramel (salted of course), decorated with Lotus biscuit spread, biscuit crumble and topped with dark chocolate curls. I mustn’t forget there are also edible gold glitter sprinkles that made them look pretty, and fit for a Billionaire.
The doughnut was a little messy, more so than any other Krispy Kreme doughnut I’ve tried. It had even leaked a little of its caramel filling in the box, which is unusual. When I bit in though I realised there was still plenty of caramel to go round! The filling was sweet and pleasant and only had the mildest hint of salt thankfully. The biscuit flavour was spot on and worked well with it. I liked the mix of textures, with biscuit spread and biscuit crumble adding to it. The biscuits are spiced, and their hit of cinnamon shone though, complementing the caramel filling. It was an absolutely gorgeous doughnut, filled with fab warm golden flavours. Thankfully you don’t have to be a billionaire to shop at Krispy Kreme, but it still would have been nice to have won some money from the competition on the box. I didn’t, so I guess I’ll have to buy another box next time I’m there just to get another entry…
By Cinabar

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