Krispy Kreme is overhyped and so-so only

The first time I heard about Krispy Kreme was from Oprah Winfrey’s talk show. She was giving away boxes of donuts to her audience, mostly overweight, fat women. They were in throes of orgasmic ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the doughnuts.


So, I thought it must be really, really good. At that time, the only donuts we have in our country is Dunkin Donut or the mak cik from the pasar malam cucur keria.


Then, we have Missy Donut which eventually closed shop. After that, Big Apple and then, J Co. And I was still waiting for the Krispy Kreme.

I finally get a taste of Krispy Kreme from Midvalley during my last trip to KL and I have to tell you that it is just another donuts. It is no better than J Co or Big Apple. Between J Co and Big Apple, I prefer J Co simply because the only J Co we have in Penang is very far away from my home. J Co is in Queensbay while Big Apple is easily availble near my home in Gurney Plaza.

Now, that I have tasted Krispy Kreme, I no longer believe a thing on Oprah Winfrey. Not that I like her or watch her talk show…


My little boy doesn’t like donuts. But he likes these Mickey bread which is available from De De Bakery at the basement of Gurney Plaza. It is a less oily and cuter than donuts.


Meanwhile, I like my donut earrings which costs RM12, bought from the Penang flea market from Upper Penang Road, available only on Sundays.

Post Author: Lilian

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3 thoughts on “Krispy Kreme is overhyped and so-so only


    (December 10, 2009 - 3:15 pm)

    hmm…. i havent try the one at Msia, but i have a great experience during my last trip to US.

    It taste so well… wonder because it is winter… heehee…..

    Going in a warm outlet and get a newly prepared donuts…. imagine how it feel…..

    Geok Pin, Tan

    (December 17, 2009 - 10:51 pm)

    Hi there.. I would also like to mention… what you get in US is totally different.. the doughnuts literally melt in your mouth!!! I love the originals… and most of the time they were freshly made… so what Oprah said is true… its really really good… the trick is to eat them while they were still hot and fresh! don’t get those behind the counter or from the supermarket.


    (December 18, 2009 - 5:38 am)

    KK taste good everywhere except in Malaysia.
    The biggest secret – Pork Lard.
    That’s the original recipe and if one had friends who gets the KK from HK or AUS back, one can taste the difference; and without the secret ingredient, it can’t even be left over in the fridge. The taste shifted so much for the ones in Malaysia, trust me, if you ever tried the ones in US, HK or AUS… it’s really something to be ooh-ing and ahh-ing over. 😉

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