Krispy Kreme to Release 5 Christmas Doughnuts in Japan

17.October.2018 | FOOD

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Japan (KKDJ) is getting ready for the holiday season with its upcoming “Holly Jolly Holiday” line of cute Christmas doughnuts that will be released at most branches across Japan on November 14, 2018.

 

The tasty treats all take on Christmas motifs and unique shaps. KKDJ is also introducing milk tea flavoured crème for the very first time in the Milk Tea Box doughnut. Let’s take a look.

Strawberry Milk Santa: This cute square doughnut is made to look like Santa Claus. His bright-red Christmas hat is a strawberry nappage and beard is made from milky white chocolate. Inside is a strawberry milk flavoured cream.

Caramel Reindeer: Another square doughnut, this time coated in caramel chocolate. It’s filled with a bitter caramel sauce and a caramel cream with added salt to help bring out the flavour. You can enjoy three different textures: the fluffy doughnut itself, strawberry jelly reindeer nose and the crunchy pretzel antlers.

Milk Tea Box: This doughnut is made in the image of a Christmas present box and contains KKDJ’s first ever milk tea flavoured cream. The yellow outer coating is purin flavoured and sprinkled with colourful sugar. It’s also ‘tied’ with a white chocolate and strawberry chocolate ribbon.

Snowman Chocolate: The snowman doughnut is filled luxuriously with a rich raw chocolate cream and coated with wintery white coloured and milky flavoured white chocolate. His smile is painted with dark chocolate while his scarf is made with a sweet and sour strawberry nappage.

Sprinkle Wreath: This doughnut is a spin on Krispy Kreme’s popular Original Glazed® doughnut. It’s coated in a bright green vanilla chocolate and topped with red, green and white holiday colour sprinkles. It’s the spitting image of Christmas.

KKDJ are also selling a limited edition design box called “Holiday Dozen” that contains all five of these doughnuts and the Original Glazed®, the chain’s most popular doughnut.

 

Share some cute and delicious doughnuts this holiday season with friends and family!

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  • Krispy Kreme to Release Jack O’ Lantern, Black Cat & Other Spooky Doughnuts This Halloween

    23.August.2018 | FOOD

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Japan have announced that they will release four Halloween themed doughnuts this year with black and pink as the primary colours. They will be available from September 12 to October 31.

    The black cat is a new entry to KKDJ’s Halloween doughnut range this year, with the jack o’ lantern and spider being returning regulars. The doughnut dough too is new, coming as pitch black and made with bamboo charcoal powder.

     

    Pink Pumpkin Jack – ¥220

     

    The jack o’ lantern is a classic choice during Halloween at Krispy Kreme in Japan, but this year it’s arriving in a new colour. The black doughnut is filled with rich pumpkin cream and coated with pink coloured and vanilla flavoured chocolate.

     

    Black Cat Chocolate – ¥250

     

    Black Cat Chocolate is the new kid on the block in KKDJ’s Halloween range. This cute black kitty is filled with sweet caramel custard. Its eyes and whiskers are made of white chocolate and pupils and nose from pink chocolate. The sweetness of the caramel custard isn’t too strong so it’s recommended for kids too.

     

    Pink Spider Custard – ¥200

     

    This doughnut is inspired by a spider’s web and takes on Krispy Kreme’s classic chocolate custard flavour. The web is made from pink chocolate and it’s filled with custard that has vanilla beans in it which when combined with the velvety chocolate icing has become a regular favourite.

     

    Halloween Old Fashion – ¥200

     

    This doughnut is made with old fashioned chocolate and a richer bitter chocolate.

    KKDJ are also releasing a Halloween dozen box that’s coupled with their most popular Original Glazed® doughnuts, as well as a colourful ‘mini box’ of 20 that includes a range of different monster doughnuts. Both boxes will also come in original packaging from October 1.

     

    As well as doughnuts, they are bringing out a hot Sweet Potato Latte and the Krispy Frozen Sweet Potato. Sweet potato is an autumn ingredient in Japan so you can embrace the season if you order these items. They get their sweet potatoes from Tanegashima in Kagoshima Prefecture. They’re high in sugar content.

     

    Enjoy the Halloween season even more in Japan with friends and family with some delicious doughnuts from Krispy Kreme.

     

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    Available: September 12, 2018 – October 31, 2018
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Japan: https://www.krispykreme.jp/
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Releases New Panda Doughnuts in Nagoya

    15.April.2018 | FOOD

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has released the Krispy Kreme Premium Panda at its JR Nagoya Takashimaya branch.

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    The new product comes as part of the company’s Krispy Kreme Premium series in the run up to summer and is decorated with a panda, which are hugely popular and adored by kids and adults like in Japan.

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    The cute panda is poking out from inside the doughnut, which is made to look like a bamboo leaf. The head of the panda is made from fluffy whipped cream and the face is drawn in chocolate.

     

    The doughnut is coated in bright green apricot glaze, and the center is filled with red melon. The fruity taste of the doughnut gives you that summer vibe.

     

    Get your hands on the kawaii panda doughnut from Krispy Kreme in Nagoya!

     

    ■Information

     

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (JR Nagoya Takashimaya Branch)

    Address: JR Nagoya Takashimaya 1F North Block, 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

    Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00

    TEL: 052-589-2655

     

    Krispy Kreme Premium Panda

    Available: April 18, 2018–end of June

    Price: ¥300 each (tax incl.)

     

    Website: http://krispykreme.jp/

     

  • “Barbapapa” doughnuts will be sold at “Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!”

    14.February.2018 | FOOD

    Krispy Kreme Doughnut Japan will sell four kinds of collaborative doughnuts with the world-popular character, “Barbapapa” from France, under the promotion name of “Barbapapa Promotion,” from the 1st of March 2018 (Thurs.). Also, Barbapapa Easter Version Doughnuts will be sold from the 15th of March 2018 (Thurs.) to the 17th of April (Tue.) in accordance with Easter which is gaining much popularity in recent years.

     

     

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     “Barbapapa Strawberry”

    Available period: 2018/03/01 (Thurs.) to 04/17 (Tue.) (plan)

    Price: 250 yen (tax included)

    Here is a doughnut using the motif of “Barbapapa” who is very dependable. Fresh strawberry cream is stuffed inside a sour/sweet face made of strawberry chocolate and the round eyes, mouth and nose are depicted with white chocolate.

     

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     “Barbazoo Caramel”

    Available period: 2018/03/01 (Thurs.) to 04/17 (Tue.) (plan)

    Price: 250 yen (tax included)

    A pudding-flavored chocolate which is not too sweet is coated around the doughnut that includes bitter and smooth caramel. The boy who loves animals, “Barbazoo” becomes a doughnut.

     

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     “Barbamama Custard”

    Available period: 2018/03/01 (Thurs.) to 04/17 (Tue.) (plan)

    Price: 270 yen (tax included)

    A doughnut of Barbamama who wears a hair accessary made of colorful sugar. Lots of custard cream including vanilla beans is stuffed inside the face made of chocolate.

     

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     “Barbalala Melon”

    Available period: 2018/03/01 (Thurs.) to 04/17 (Tue.) (plan)

    Price: 270 yen (tax included)

    Red fresh melon cream is stuffed inside the doughnut coated with vivid green vanilla chocolate. The eyes are depicted using white chocolate and the nose and mouth are depicted w bitter chocolate. The hair accessory is made with colorful argent.

     

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    Moreover, the pick of rabbit’s ears will be placed on top of “Barbapapa Strwaberry” and “Barbazoo Caramel” during the Easter season and the popular product of KKDJ, “Chocolate Custard” will be changed into “Chocolate Custard Egg.” The product will be sold with “Pink Flower” using the motif spring flowers for a limited time offer.

     

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    Let’s have a fun by eating Barbapapa doughnuts♡

     

    ■Information

    Krispy Kreme Doughnut Japan:http://krispykreme.jp

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    In this recipe, you’ll learn how to make Santa Rilakkuma cookies 

     

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)

    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

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    Writer: Ellie (MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)

    Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

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    Original Text Author: Sayuri Mizuno (MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)

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    teamLab, The Tree of Resonating Colors of Life, 2018, Interactive Installation, Endless, H: 8000 mm W: 6000 mm D: 6000 mm Sound: Hideaki Takahashi© teamLab

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