Food Frenzy, Twin Trio Takes

Twin Trio Takes: Krispy Kreme’s Cookie Classics

Restaurant Information

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
412 East Devon
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Krispy Kreme has locations across the United States.

Illinois shops with the Cookie Classic doughnuts:

  • Bloomington
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Evergreen Park
  • Fairview Heights
  • Homewood
  • Marion

What We’re Reviewing

Ashley: Oreo Cookies and Kreme Doughnut

An unglazed shell, filled with OREO® Cookies and Kreme™ filling, dipped in dark chocolate icing, topped with OREO® cookie pieces and a white ‘n glossy drizzle.

Amanda: Chips Ahoy! Chocolate Chip Cookie Doughnut

An unglazed shell, filled with a cookie dough kreme, dipped in dark chocolate, topped with Chips Ahoy!® cookie pieces and a mini Chips Ahoy! ® cookie.

Carly: Nutter Butter Cookie Twist Doughnut

An Original Glazed Twist, dipped in peanut butter icing, topped with Nutter Butter® Cookie pieces and drizzled with peanut butter icing.

General Thoughts

Ashley: I’ve always liked doughnuts, but I’ve really come to love doughnuts in the past few years and especially the past year. Krispy Kreme has always been my preferred doughnut shop, but all of the ones by me closed a while ago. So finally getting to go to a Krispy Kreme after six or so—probably more—years was rather exciting, which was made even more exciting by the fact I’d get to have an Oreo-themed doughnut. It was also the biggest Krispy Kreme I’ve ever been to; the ones I’d been to before were just small shops with minimal seating, but this one was open and had plenty of seating for people to stay and enjoy doughnuts.

Amanda: Krispy Kreme has always been my favorite doughnut chain/franchise, but there hasn’t been one near my hometown in probably a decade. So I was definitely excited to just go to a Krispy Kreme again and enjoy their delicious doughnuts, in addition to the new cookie themed ones. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bigger Krispy Kreme location, and seeing the fresh original glazed doughnuts on the conveyor belts brought me back to my childhood. Overall, I liked all of the doughnuts I got. None of them were overly sweet and still tasted good one or two days after I bought them, which isn’t something I could say about Dunkin Donuts.

Carly: Krispy Kreme has been a long-standing favorite of mine. Eating one of their original glazed doughnuts hot off the conveyor belt is like nothing else; it simply melts in your mouth. I’ve also found that their doughnuts are consistently good at each location, and their branding is on point. I generally stuck to their original doughnuts because they are a classic, but I was excited to try their new Nutter Butter flavor! I’m a huge Nutter Butter fan, so I knew it would be a hit.

What We Liked

Ashley: I find that crushed Oreo pieces should always be included in any Oreo dessert, as it provides better texture and cookie flavor than using whole Oreos. The dark chocolate icing that topped the unglazed doughnut shell was a great touch that offered good, chocolaty flavor without offering too much sweetness. The kreme filling also tasted good without being overly sweet or indulgent, and there was just the right amount of it compared to the doughnut itself.

Amanda: The Chips Ahoy! doughnut definitely tasted like a chocolate chip cookie, which was awesome! The doughnut itself was nice and soft but didn’t easily fall apart like some pastries can, especially if they’re filled. The dark chocolate on top didn’t taste much like dark chocolate, which I consider a good thing because sometimes dark chocolate can be a bit bitter, but this just tasted like chocolate. It had the right amount of sweetness, and the cookie dough kreme was so good—that’s what made it taste so much like a cookie. The crumbs on top added a nice crunch to contrast with the rest of the mellow textures, and the mini cookie on top was a cute little touch.

Carly: I loved the crumbled Nutter Butter pieces on top; it added a perfect peanut-y crunch. I also appreciated how they shaped it to look like a Nutter Butter cookie. I found it to be perfectly sweet with just a hint of salt from the peanut flavor. Overall, it was a perfect breakfast treat.

Improvements/Suggestions

Ashley: Maybe it’s just because I’m used to eating bigger doughnuts, or maybe it’s because I was hungry and had yet to eat breakfast—let alone any food—but I wouldn’t have minded a bigger doughnut. I also could have used some more Oreo flavor, as I thought it wasn’t as Oreo-y as I would’ve wanted. The top was filled with Oreo pieces, so that was fine, but I’d suggest more Oreo in the kreme filling to provide a bit more Oreo flavor.

Amanda: I thought the Chips Ahoy! doughnut was a good size, especially for a filled doughnut, but I wish there was a little less kreme in it. If it had a little less cookie dough filling, it wouldn’t have oozed out so much when biting into it. Obviously some oozing is expected with a filled doughnut, but at times, too much kreme came out when biting it, throwing off the ratio of filling to doughnut.

Carly: It was really yummy, but not the freshest Krispy Kreme I’ve ever had; I imagine it would have been superb right out of production. Instead, it tasted like it had been sitting around for a little while. I also agree that it was on the smaller side for a doughnut.

Audience

Ashley: Anyone whose favorite desserts entail the popular “cookies and cream” flavor/combination will enjoy Krispy Kreme’s Oreo doughnut.

Amanda: Love chocolate chip cookies? Like filled doughnuts? Then these are the doughnuts for you. All of these are especially perfect for doughnut lovers who don’t like their treats to be too sweet.

Carly: Calling all peanut butter lovers!

Rating

Ashley: 2.75/3 stars

Amanda: 2.75/3 stars

Carly: 2/3 stars

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