What is the Krispy Kreme Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnamon Roll?
For the first time in its 84-year-history, Krispy Kreme has made cinnamon rolls. Until October 10, the rolls will be offered in a standard Original Glazed Cinnamon Roll, a yeast-raised dough hand rolled with cinnamon and glazed to perfection, and a Cinnamon Toast Crunch version that has cinnamon cereal milk icing and CTC cereal on an Original Glazed Cinnamon Roll.
How is it?
Krispy Kreme really did it. It created a menu item topped with cereal that isn’t soggy! No, this isn’t some unlikely perfect timing scenario either. I bought my roll at noon and ate it for dessert eight hours later and the cereal was CRUNCHY.
Also, whatever they did to the pieces, be it a glaze, coating, or straight up voodoo magic, it’s thin enough to not jump out visually or taint the subtle buttery and sweet taste of the beloved toast squares. The cereal has a touch more heft to them than what CTC weighs in my head, but overall the most risky part of this roll is an absolute success.
The rest of the roll is smashing too, thanks to KK’s wonderful dough and glaze quality. The Original Glazed Cinnamon Roll, the base of the CTC roll, is soft and fresh and doesn’t suffer from the dreaded dry and crumbly experience that often comes along with the larger cinnamon rolls from old school mom-and-pop doughnut shops.
The cinnamon cereal milk icing pushes this roll beyond the ceiling of a standard doughnut shop affair and into the Cinnabon conversation. It reminds me of buttercream cake frosting with a hyper sweetness accented by cinnamon that when combined with the CTC squares truly does channel the creamy and crunchy satisfaction of a bowl of cereal. This level of crunch from a doughnut is rare, especially juxtaposed against the fluffy perfection of Krispy Kreme’s soft yeast dough. It’s so texturally refreshing, I can’t help but adore it.
Anything else you need to know?
This cinnamon roll is great as is, but like most things sweet and cinnamon-y it gets even better when warmed up. Microwaving it for a quick 8-12 seconds takes the gooeyness and sugary spiced delight to new heights that 100% gets my endorsement for how this limited time creation should be enjoyed.
While it may be the most expensive single item I’ve ever purchased at Krispy Kreme, it’s also one of the most dense and satisfyingly fun doughnuts it’s come up with this year. It’s not gonna run Cinnabon outta town, but it deserves a seat at the table of breakfast pastry elites, and you MUST grab one before it’s gone.
Purchased Price: $3.19
Rating: 10 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 doughnut) 470 calories, 20 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 66 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 37 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.