Sunday, 17 July 2016

BEHIND THE SCENES OF KRISPY KREME!


Of all the invites I've received since starting blogging, the email about the launch of the new Krispy Kreme spotlight store in my hometown of Peterborough, had to be the most exciting to date. Even if you've never had the joy of having one, everyone knows about the legendary doughnuts of Krispy Kreme. So naturally, I couldn't not bring you all along!







Located dangerously close to my home, my boyfriend Matt and I arrived at the store and were met by drinks and the sensational sweet smell of doughnuts! Looking around the place, we agreed it was a really nice place to just meet up with someone and have a coffee and a catch up, somewhere you didn't need to venture all the way into the city centre for. 





While it was still quiet, we decided to check out the Krispy Kreme Cocktails which had been created in honour of the event. Matt went for 'The Nutty Professor' which was based on the new Nutella doughnut. We watched, impressed as the bartender whirled bottles around in the air in a way which I know I could certainly never do without some serious injury! After one sip of the cocktail, Matt declared it "delicious!" 


We then ambled over to the doughnut counter where we stood in awe of the delights of Krispy Kreme and took ages to decide which we wanted. There's definitely a choice for everyone who is after a naughty treat and as the doughnuts were all on the house that night, we certainly had plenty 'treats' in the end! We both chose the new 'Nutty Chocolatta' which is essentially the famous Krispy Kreme doughnut stuffed full of Nutella! I don't think I have to explain how incredible it tastes but I really hope they keep it around! Matt also chose a Latte while I went for a Traditional Lemonade which was so refreshing and not too zesty as they often can be. I also spoke to a few people who insisted the Kreme Shakes were amazing.


The event was buzzing, with a DJ, a photo booth and even the Mayor in attendance (who could blame him?). It was somewhat surreal as I felt like I was somewhere in London rather than my hometown of Peterborough!








Probably the best thing about the night (beside the free doughnuts of course), had to be the personal tour of the behind the scenes action of Krispy Kreme. Matt and I donned some attractive hair nets and followed our guide. 


It takes about roughly 90 minutes to make a batch of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and the Peterborough store roughly creates 20 batches per day with approximately 500 doughnuts in a batch! That's one hell of a lot of doughnuts!



First things first, they mix the ingredients together to make the 'dough' mixture (which is all hand made) and it then has to be heated to a very precise temperature. They then put the dough into the machine which cuts the doughnut shapes that we all know so well before then being proved for 40 minutes and then fried. It's quite strange watching them being fried as it's basically a long, winding river of doughnuts!  Krispy Kreme are very particular on the shape of their products, they measure it that it has to be perfectly circular and fit under one of their takeaway coffee cups. I was pleased to discover that any unused doughnuts were taken out of the store and 'recycled' accordingly. The doughnuts are then glazed before being left to cool for a while before the fun part...the decorating!









Obviously the decorating varies depending on the doughnut but it's a similar sort of process that we both got to try ourselves! For the Chocolate Sprinkles doughnut, we pressed half of the doughnut into a large vat of creamy chocolate icing for a few moments before shaking of the excess so it smoothed out. We then pushed the iced doughnut into a tray of rainbow colour sprinkles and the doughnut was complete!

With the likes of the new and (possibly my favourite) Nutty Chocolatta which have a tasty filling, doughnuts are pushed two at a time onto a thin pipe and the nudge of a button will fill the doughnut with a sweet, gooey centre! Matt actually overfilled his, though I'm not sure this wasn't on purpose! Then icing is simply piped on the top before a sprinkle of nuts completes the finished doughnut! We were handed our very own doughnuts to take home before picking some more from the counter and finally heading home.








The Krispy Kreme launch definitely had to put up there with one of my favourite events I've attended, simply because of how unique an experience it was. How often are you going to get to make your own doughnuts? I hope you've liked this behind the scene post and if I could send you all a doughnut, I most definitely would...promise! 

Emily x

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41 comments

  1. This looks like so much fun! It's like the perfect event for bloggers! All of those donuts make me feel super hungry now, haha. x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  2. I don't blame you for saying this is the most exciting event you've been invited to :D I would probably be as excited as you... These really do look amazing, but I've never tried their donuts... I would really love to, though :) x

    BeautyPepTalk

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  3. Omg this looks like so much fun! I love Krispy Kremes and would love a nutella one right now! x

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  4. Ooh, you can't go wrong with Krispy Kreme doughnuts! The original glazed are definitely my favourites - funnily enough, I've been getting more and more 'into' doughnuts lately and this post certainly hasn't helped on that front, haha ;)

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  5. Oh dear everything looks so delicious. PS: I'm a huge sucker for donuts so this post was a treat and a tease. Now I have to get myself a box pronto. Haha. :)

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  6. Those strawberry glossed donuts though..... O.o I would of wanted to eat them all!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

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  7. Ugh! So I am totally craving a donut right now! This looks SO good. I'm glad you had fun and got to enjoy the heavenly gifts known as Krispy Kremes. Great post x

    Lauren Nicole, www.fashionkiller.co.uk

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  8. Oh my gosh what an AMAZING event! I am so jealous of all that chocolatey goodness! x

    Lily Blogs Life

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  9. Wow! this post makes me hungry! hahaha, Krispy Kreme are my favorite doughnuts by far!
    Great post! Different and unique!

    Vanessa, xo!

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  10. Absolutely YUM, thanks for sharing!!!

    xxx

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  11. Yummy! I wanna eat all of these foods!

    DadieB. ~
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  12. Krispy Kreme are my favorite doughnuts as well, my favorite has to be the simple glazed ones, I don't know why, they are just so classic and delicious. Amazing pictures, l bet it was one of the funniest things ever :)

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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  13. omg this just made me so hungry ! i love krispy kreme

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  14. I am SO jealous that you got a behind the scenes tour! How amazing is that?! Well done for not launching yourself at them the second they took shape, I'm not sure I could have resisted haha!

    Laura xx | www.lovedbylaura.com

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  15. What a cool and yummy event?! Lucky you!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  16. Now this is an event I don't think I could turn down either! How amazing! Looks like you had a great time and those doughnuts look delicious! x

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  17. This sounds like an amazing event with all the food and drinks. I love Krispy Kreme a lot.

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  18. Not a big fan of Krispy Kreme since their donuts are too sweet to my liking. But seeing all these pictures...., now I'm craving for it!

    Oh Dear Bumblebees

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  19. Oh wow this looks like a dream come true! I love Krispy Kremes!! xx

    moorizZLA

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  20. Hang on a minute ... A Nutella doughnut? Now you're talking! I love Nutella so much. I'm so hungry right now! Lol. What a cool event. I love your pics. Xx

    ♥ Carly Susanne - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  21. That chocolate dreamcake doughnut looks so delicious. We have one here but thank God it's nowhere near my house. LOL They're so addictive! Love that you got a tour and they showed you how things operated.
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  22. It all looks so delicious, gosh, no I'm hungry haha! Xx

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  23. Omg! Doughnut sweet paradise!! I wouldn't think twice if I had that invitation. Lol!! These look so dangerously yummy. Definitely won't help my weight loss journey. Lol!

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  24. Whaaat this looks insane? And in england?! Sounds like such a cool evening and amazing experience to see it all behind the scenes, though i dont think i need to be think if doughnuts right now!

    Dana
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  25. Oh gosh, if I was the one attending it, I probably gained 10 pounds within the hour. I love Krispy Kreme!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  26. great pics
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  27. This looks absolutely amazing! I bet it was so cool making your own doughnut and eating all the freebies!
    I also would have chosen the Nutella one - it's making me hungry just thinking about it!

    Great post.

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    Kirsty xo.

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  28. yum yum yum... oh my mouth is watering. There is a krispy kreme near my house as well... and yes, it is dangerous. still haven't learned the meaning of "self control", it's fine. xX

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  29. I am so insanely jealous of this whole post haha I love Krispy Kreme so much!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  30. This literally sounds like the best event ever?! Lucky lady! <3
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  31. Amazing! This looks and sounds like my kind of heaven
    'a long, winding river of doughnuts' YES PLEASE!
    Glad you had such a great night, and how lucky you are to have such treats close by

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  32. Oh i would love to go behind the scenes! You're so lucky to have that opportunity!

    Darriyan xx
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  33. Girl you had me at Krispy Kreme. I love their doughnuts, but there isn't one close to me. All those donut pics are making me so hungry. Sounds like such an amazing event!

    xx Yasmin
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  34. I love behind-the-scenes of almost everything! These photos are so amazing!
    WritingMonique

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  35. Looks amazing! I'd have come out of that event the size of a house ha! x

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  36. Oh. My. God. This looks absolutely amazing!! Hope you had an amazing time!!

    Charlotte x

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  37. Gorgeous clicks.. and love behind the scenes....my mouth is actually watering now...xoxo, Neha

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  38. I can't eat KK any more because of how bad my tooth sensitivity is now. However I would have loved to attend this amazing event!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  39. It looks like an amazing event! Those doughnuts look so delicious!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on social media?

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    Deepti xx

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  40. Delicious!!! Sweet greetings! :))

    xxBasia

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