Krispy Kreme

A November 01, 2013
 
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Overrated
(Updated: February 12, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Food / Beverage 
 
2.5
Ambience 
 
3.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
2.5
Overall Score 
 
2.5
Krispy Kreme has become a household name, yet despite the hype, I never knew what it was actually famous for. When I finally decided to try it one day, I stood awestruck in front of the rows of glazed doughnuts - they looked so mouthwatering and were beautifully decorated.

Unfortunately, Krispy Kreme fails to live up to its name - its doughnuts are sickeningly sweet, and being deep-fried, are extremely oily. Having tried the famous original glazed doughnuts, as well as the chocolate iced custard filling and powdered strawberry filling, I've concluded that the doughnuts are decent, yet not worth the hefty price nor the long queues.

Overall, these doughnuts are overrated, scoring in the aesthetics department but were lacklustre in terms of taste. I'd only recommend it for the true-blue doughnut fans.

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Not worth it, IMO
Overall Score 
 
2.5
I remember when Krispy Kreme first came to Singapore - the queues were absolute madness, and my first impression of it was overhyped. I suppose it's a common trend for all new brands landing on Singaporean shores for the first time - llao llao, for instance, while serving up good frozen yoghurt, may not deserve the winding queues that it normally garners.

This view was confirmed when I first took a bite of Krispy Kreme. Really, I didn't think it was that different from anything pre-existent local stores couldn't offer up - j.co donuts tasted so similar (also I suspect j.co has a wider variety of flavours).

I wasn't terribly awed by the donuts, and for the queues, I would much rather purchase my donuts somewhere else.
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Good but really high on the price
(Updated: February 11, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Service 
 
2.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
3.0
When I first tried the donuts after the shop opened, i found them to be really nice, and my opinion still stands. However, its the original glazed that is exceptional, the rest of the other flavours are delicious too but a tad too sweet for my liking.

The thing that I like about them so far is that they have not mass opened chains of shops, which keeps their quality control at good levels and the donuts are of a good quality consistently. While they are quite expensive, the original glazed donuts are worth buying as a treat once in a while, as they are relatively sweet and not so positive on the health side.

Do note that if you want to buy the donuts, the queues are long and the service staff can be rather slow albeit being friendly, so do be prepared for a wait, and if you are lucky, the shop do at times give out free glazed donut samples to waiting customers.
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Nothing Fancy about Them
Overall Score 
 
2.5
After months and months of non-stop raving abouot Krispy Kreme from my friends, I decided to give in and check out these hyped-up donuts. Here I though their donuts will be the King of Donuts which may cause me to have a food-gasm from my first bite.

Boy, do I beg to differ! It was like any old familiar donuts. They tasted like every other donuts I've had in my life. There's nothing special about them, other than several different flavours they offer.

Priced steeply, one can only whine about them being rather similar to Dunkin Donuts, but just made with their own version of "gold". I honestly think that all the hype for Krispy Kreme was for nothing. I strongly suggest that anyone who is on a tight budget and has cravings for donuts, should head to J.Co or Dunkin Donuts instead.
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Great taste but overpriced!
Overall Score 
 
2.5
When Krispy Kreme first opened in Singapore, there was a huge hype which prompted me to buy some of these donuts to try for myself, although I'd already tried Krispy Kreme donuts in Japan a few years back.

I have a very sweet tooth and so to me, the classic glazed donuts were excellent. However, I felt the donuts were way overpriced. Some of my schoolmates managed to purchase the Krispy Kreme donuts and were selling them in school to raise funds for a cause. However, even at the reduced price, each donut still cost over $2. While the donuts are excellent, I don't think they're worth $2.

I think they're great as a treat once in awhile, but for a regular snack? No thanks. I can get cheaper snacks of the same quality elsewhere.

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Repulsive Sweetness
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Food / Beverage 
 
3.0
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
4.5
Value 
 
2.5
Overall Score 
 
3.0
Surrounded by the buzz of my friends and the constant feed on my timelines about the opening of Krispy Kreme, I decided that I had to take a day off to queue for the "Legendary" donuts and try them myself.

Fortunately for me, a friend was kind enough to bless me with a box of 6 Krispy Kreme Donuts. With high expectations, I took a virgin bite of from the donut only to screw my face up in disgust. The taste that filled me was one that was overly sweet. In addition to that, it felt as if were taking a bite of sugar. Definitely something that was not to my liking. Despite the assorted flavours that came in the box, most of them tasted similarly. The chocolate was too sweet and the toppings on it piled on to the repulsive sweetness of the donuts.

Moral of the story for me: never trust the buzz and other's opinions unless I've tried it myself. Definitely not one to buy another box again.

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Not for those on a budget
Overall Score 
 
3.0
The opening of KK chain in Singapore was super hyped up, but I was disappointed when I made a trip down to check it out for myself.

Online, it was pictured to be a perfect little cafe to sit down and enjoy your donut. However, in reality, it it located right smack in the middle of never-ending waves of crowds. Definitely not a place for people like me who seek peace and quiet.

As for the donuts, they did not taste extraordinary, and were not worth it for the long queuing time and to make a trip to town for.
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Do not understand the hype
(Updated: November 06, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Food / Beverage 
 
3.0
Ambience 
 
3.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Score 
 
3.0
My friend bought Kripsy Kreme to class one day.

I was terribly excited and started to instagram-whore the packaging and everything. I had high hopes for the taste (granted, he bought it last night and it was already cold/ hardened) so I was quite disappointed when it didn't perform up to standard.

It tasted like the kind of standard my childhood bakery could whip up with their eyes closed and hands tied. It was a plain one so I had no further way of deciding if anything else was good except for the doughnut itself. Which of course left me very frustrated and disappointed that yet another hype has proved invalid.

But of course, I'm still looking forward to trying a box hot from their oven and maybe in time I'll edit this review.

For now, it is the sweetness of my friend buying this as a surprise for us that made the doughnut bearable.

For all else, I'm still going to look for the perfect Simpson's doughnut and cross Krispy Kreme off the list.

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Average Spent Per Person:
3
Best Part:
Meh
Branch Location:
Orchard
Recommend to Friend:
No
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