Monday, July 5, 2010

Krispy Kreme Cheerwine Doughnuts Through July 2010

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Cheerwine soft drink company teamed up for a July 2010 treat - a doughnut filled with Cheerwine flavored creme.

The debut of the new treat was at Governor Bev Purdue's office with a test batch roll out at Krispy Kreme in Salisbury, NC later in the day. The Salisbury Krispy Kreme will be the only doughnut shop to sell the Cheerwine doughnuts, although various outlets (try Harris Teeter) will be offering the new flavor in 6 packs. Currently, production of the Cheerwine flavored doughnut is slated for July 2010 only.

Salisbury is the home of the Cheerwine company and is located about half way between Charlotte and Greensboro off I77. The doughnut shop is on West Innes St. close to Catawba College (if you see the college - you went too far), so if you arrive from out of town, take the Salisbury/Albemarle exit but toward Salisbury and follow Innes. The doughnut shop is on the right coming in that way and only a couple of miles off the highway.

I had a chance to try the Cheerwine doughnut today, and it it a chocolate covered doughnut with sprinkles and then with Pepto Bismal colored filling. So, the filling is pink versus red like the soft drink, but the flavor of the filling is like Cheerwine but sweeter.

Honestly, I am not the best person to say if this is a good doughnut or not, because I am not a creme filled doughnut eater. I always find creme to be too sweet, and Cheerwine creme is even sweeter than white creme. So, the sugar made the hairs stand up on my arm and with only the first bite.

For someone who likes sweet creme or Ding Dongs and Twinkies, then I would think the Cheerwine doughnut would be a good bet. The extra cherry cola flavor in there is interesting and better, I think, than just plain white sugar creme. For me, it's more sugar than I can handle other than a bite now and spaced out over the day.


  1. Great photos of this new and limited treat. What is Cheerwine? Fill this Midwesterner in on this -- get it? Fill me in??

  2. Great point Janet. Cheerwine is a soft drink. Think of Ginger Ale or Root Bear. This is the same type of naming dating way back to how a soda looked. Cheerwine looks like carbonated wine - the color. I will have to do a Cheerwine post. It really is an interesting and great soft drink - kind of a chery Coke but not really. It is unique and real popular here.