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i_crave_mountain_dew

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Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 10:41 AM (permalink)
Personally im a Krispy kreme fan mainly because of the fillings and the free hot fresh donuts they give you upon entry! Does anybody know any killer munchposts around the U.S???
 
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    tmiles

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    RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 12:40 PM (permalink)
    I like the KKs better, but I don't buy enough donuts for it to matter. I am not a coffee drinker, but I buy a lot for my wife, and she thinks that DD is the best by far. When I do buy donuts, it is usually at DD because I am there for the coffee anyway. I need to drive a good distance to get to a KK,,,,,,,,,the local shipped in KKs are horrid. If I am in the mood for a drive, and crave donuts, I generally go to Butler's in Westport Mass. There are several threads about Butler's Donuts on this site. BTW, I crave Mountain Dew too, but had to give it up.
     
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      wanderingjew

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      RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 12:49 PM (permalink)
      Basically, they both suck.
       
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        i_crave_mountain_dew

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        RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 12:55 PM (permalink)
        what!!!!! HERECY!!!! kill the non-believer!

        where do u eat ur donuts!?!
         
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          garryd451

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          RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 12:58 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by wanderingjew

          Basically, they both suck.


          Please, Tell us what You really think, don't hold back!!!!!!!!!!!
           
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            Scallion1

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            RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 12:59 PM (permalink)
            If you like KK, enjoy them while they're around. Their stock has been in freefall for ages. DD, on the other hand, was just sold for $2.4 billion. The DD joints are springing up like sugary crocuses, all over the place.
             
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              wanderingjew

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              RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 1:06 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by i_crave_mountain_dew

              what!!!!! HERECY!!!! kill the non-believer!

              where do u eat ur donuts!?!


              www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=62


               
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                garryd451

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                RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 1:08 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by i_crave_mountain_dew

                Personally im a Krispy kreme fan mainly because of the fillings and the free hot fresh donuts they give you upon entry! Does anybody know any killer munchposts around the U.S???


                Yes, I do! Sweetwater's of Kalamaoo and Battle Creek Michigan.

                I just made Topic about Sweetwater's on "other Desserts"
                 
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                  TFitz

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                  RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 1:25 PM (permalink)
                  I agree with wanderingjew. In Baltimore there are still a few "old school" bakeries left. My favorite is Fenwick, a German bakery. As with all things roadfood I would prefer to give my money to a person not a corporation.
                   
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                    i_crave_mountain_dew

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                    RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 1:33 PM (permalink)
                    oohh theres no doubt that old skool small owner run donut joints are usually a hell of a lot better! i think that krispy kremes are far superior to dunkin donuts, hw cum the stocks falling so much?
                     
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                      UncleVic

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                      RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 1:44 PM (permalink)
                      If I had to pick between the corporates, Krispy Kreme would be the winner. If I had to pick a mom and pop joint, Marges Donut Den in Wyoming (MI) is my choice. Unfortunatly, Krispy Kreme is only about a 3 or 4 mile drive, where Marges is a 12 or 15 mile drive... :(



                       
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                        renfrew

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                        RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 1:46 PM (permalink)
                        they are doing poorly because they got greedy. too much expansion, too fast. They saw outsourcing their product into supermarkets, convenience stores, gas stations, etc as a way to get more money. I and a lot of others saw it as degrading their product.

                        They stuck to donuts which is nice to see. They did not go the DD route of making donuts a peripheral part of their business. But they forgot to keep the donuts something special. They made their product common, and forced it on the populace.

                        So many people's first taste of a KK now is not freshly baked, but has been sitting around for hours in a gas station. Not the way to enjoy a KK. If that was my experience, I would not get a second one either.

                        In short, KK did not protect their brand better. They forgot what made them special and are in the process of ruining themselves.
                         
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                          i_crave_mountain_dew

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                          RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 1:46 PM (permalink)
                          for me its the oter way round i have quite a few small fantastic little donut joints nearby but when getthe KK craving i have to drive for about two or three hours!
                           
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                            renfrew

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                            RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 1:47 PM (permalink)
                            Oh, my preference for donuts are Butlers in Westport, MA.
                             
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                              garryd451

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                              RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 1:51 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Scallion1

                              If you like KK, enjoy them while they're around. Their stock has been in freefall for ages. DD, on the other hand, was just sold for $2.4 billion. The DD joints are springing up like sugary crocuses, all over the place.


                              I got the following off from the Dount Donuts website.

                              Dunkin' Donuts is not a publicly traded company, rather it is a wholly owned subsidiary. The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts Incorporated is Allied Domecq and their stock (ALLD) is traded on the London Stock Exchange.
                               
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                                hatteras04

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                                RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 2:24 PM (permalink)
                                Shouldn't this thread be in the fast food forum and not taking up valuable space where we can debate whether or not to toast a pop tart?
                                 
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                                  porkbeaks

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                                  RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 2:33 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by i_crave_mountain_dew

                                  for me its the oter way round i have quite a few small fantastic little donut joints nearby but when getthe KK craving i have to drive for about two or three hours!


                                  if ur reely in the Tampa area, wy do ti take u solonf to git to a kk? or due u just driv slooow?

                                  http://www.local.com/results.aspx?keyword=krispy+kreme&location=tampa%2C+fl&Submit.x=46&Submit.y=9
                                   
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                                    berndog

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                                    RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 2:48 PM (permalink)
                                    I agree with renfrew. After years of no KK in my area, we got two, one in each of two major towns outside of Rochester. After about two years, they closed the location in Greece, due to their not needing that excess manufacturing capacity. They siad they can supply all the locations who sell their donuts from the Henrietta store and the Greece store (the one near me) didn't have enought foot/car traffic.

                                    I love the KK glazed donuts when they are fresh, and have trouble inhaling anything less than four at a sitting. Yes, they are so light, it seems like I inhale rather than swallow them. Once they have been sitting on the shelf for a while, they're not that great. Also, I never cared for KK's other donuts. For regular donuts, I prefer DD or Tim Hortons.
                                     
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                                      stanpnepa

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                                      RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 3:15 PM (permalink)
                                      Best I ever had...Allie's in N.Kingstown Rhode Island. We get KK's at work...and they're quite tasty "hot". My favorites are the sprinkled and filled with the sweet (non-Boston) cream.
                                       
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                                        Scorereader

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                                        RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 4:02 PM (permalink)
                                        Dunkin Donuts makes a better doughnut. Maybe not a better glazed, but erverything else is better at Dunkin' Donut, beginning with the coffee and continuing with the apple fritters, blueberry, chocolate, headlights, eclairs, boston creams, etc etc.

                                        KK is a gimick that has taken on by storm. but as they continue selling the crap in grocers and gas stations, people will start associating them with crappy donuts.

                                        I lived in the Piedmont Triad, and I'm happy for the Winton-Salem company, but IMO, Dunkin Donuts are better all around.

                                        But all these bakeries make better donuts (all in Syracuse, NY - and I'm not even mentioning DC and Balto Bakeries): Harrison's, Glory Bee, Community Bakery, Patrician Snowflake, Geddes Bakery, Wegman's, and Bella Bakery.

                                        So, I'm not putting Dunkin' Donuts on a huge pedestal either, but the KK donut becomes a piece of lead in my stomach.

                                         
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                                          Tony Bad

                                          RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 4:52 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by renfrew

                                          Oh, my preference for donuts are Butlers in Westport, MA.


                                          Once you have been to Butler's, all others pale in comparison!!

                                          I don't get to Butler's often, but I don't bother with other donuts between my visits...it just isn't worth it.

                                          My kingdom for a Long John!!! (wish I had a kingdom!)
                                           
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                                            Scallion1

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                                            RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 4:58 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by garryd451

                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by Scallion1

                                            If you like KK, enjoy them while they're around. Their stock has been in freefall for ages. DD, on the other hand, was just sold for $2.4 billion. The DD joints are springing up like sugary crocuses, all over the place.


                                            I got the following off from the Dount Donuts website.

                                            Dunkin' Donuts is not a publicly traded company, rather it is a wholly owned subsidiary. The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts Incorporated is Allied Domecq and their stock (ALLD) is traded on the London Stock Exchange.





                                            I never said DD was a publicly traded company.

                                            It's a subsidiary of Allied Domecq, which, in turn, was bought by Pernod Ricard. The new owners are private equity groups.

                                            If you're interested, here's the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/13/business/13doughnuts.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1134597456-aeM8nOFYiIAYb++6nRFsfw
                                             
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                                              prius

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                                              RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 5:11 PM (permalink)
                                              You cannot beat a fresh KKD...how could anyone believe these soft pillows of light dough melting on your tastebuds could "suck"?
                                               
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                                                tiki

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                                                RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 9:26 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by hatteras04

                                                Shouldn't this thread be in the fast food forum and not taking up valuable space where we can debate whether or not to toast a pop tart?


                                                lmao!!
                                                 
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                                                  tiki

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                                                  RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 9:29 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by prius

                                                  You cannot beat a fresh KKD...how could anyone believe these soft pillows of light dough melting on your tastebuds could "suck"?


                                                  i know they are dear to many but as for---sorry--just too darn sweet! I must admit to being partial to real oldfashioned Yankee apple cider cake donuts!!----w/ NO topping or glaze at all!
                                                   
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                                                    garryd451

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                                                    RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 9:45 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Scallion1

                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by garryd451

                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Scallion1

                                                    If you like KK, enjoy them while they're around. Their stock has been in freefall for ages. DD, on the other hand, was just sold for $2.4 billion. The DD joints are springing up like sugary crocuses, all over the place.


                                                    I got the following off from the Dount Donuts website.

                                                    Dunkin' Donuts is not a publicly traded company, rather it is a wholly owned subsidiary. The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts Incorporated is Allied Domecq and their stock (ALLD) is traded on the London Stock Exchange.





                                                    I never said DD was a publicly traded company.

                                                    It's a subsidiary of Allied Domecq, which, in turn, was bought by Pernod Ricard. The new owners are private equity groups.

                                                    If you're interested, here's the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/13/business/13doughnuts.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1134597456-aeM8nOFYiIAYb++6nRFsfw



                                                    Your first post was very, very misleading, you first mention K.K.'s stock price falling, then you mentioned that K.K.'s stock has been falling for years....I agree with all You said is true...

                                                    Then You mention Dunkin Doughnuts was recently sold for 2.4 billions, I asummed You meant their Stock, because You were talking about K'K's stock. That's why I thought You meant Donut Donut's stock.

                                                    Now help me here, Was Dunkin Donuts sold for 2.4 billion or was Dunkin Donuts Parent Company sold for 2.4 billion?

                                                    Also the majority of Allied Domecq Assets and Profits are from the 15 or 20 different Liqours they own and not Dunkin Donuts?
                                                     
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                                                      wanderingjew

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                                                      RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 9:55 PM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by prius

                                                      You cannot beat a fresh KKD...how could anyone believe these soft pillows of light dough melting on your tastebuds could "suck"?


                                                      The donuts produced by this corporate cookie cutter CHAIN tastes like boiled granulated sugar. There is a local chain here in Southern New England called honey dew donuts. They put out a half decent product. As I said before, I would rather have a three day old Honey Dew Donut than the globs of wet sugar from Krispy Kreme
                                                       
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                                                        tacchino

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                                                        RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Wed, 12/14/05 11:07 PM (permalink)
                                                        I have to agree with wanderingjew here. I have never understood the fascination for Krispy Kremes. And yes, I have tasted them fresh out of the "oven." Wanderingjew's description of them being "globs of wet sugar" hit the mark precisely for me. After eating one bite of these sugar bombs, I always feel as if I need an emergency injection of insulin, and I am not a diabetic. I also cannot discern any other flavoring than pure sugar in their product...and this is regardless of the kind of doughnut I eat there.
                                                         
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                                                          mr chips

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                                                          RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Thu, 12/15/05 12:29 AM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by hatteras04

                                                          Shouldn't this thread be in the fast food forum and not taking up valuable space where we can debate whether or not to toast a pop tart?
                                                          LOL
                                                           
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                                                            garryd451

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                                                            RE: Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts Thu, 12/15/05 1:02 AM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by mr chips

                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by hatteras04

                                                            Shouldn't this thread be in the fast food forum and not taking up valuable space where we can debate whether or not to toast a pop tart?
                                                            LOL


                                                            Fast food is Gourmet compared to Pop Tarts!!!
                                                             
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