For the last few months Krispy Kreme have been popping up all over Edinburgh, handing out free boxes of doughnuts (it's been pretty good!). This has all been to promote the opening of their first Scottish store which opens today!
Earlier this week I was invited along to the V.I.P. opening (best Monday ever!) to check out what they have on offer. I'm easily won over by doughnuts so be prepared for the sugary giddiness that is about to follow!
When you walk into the store you can see a huge window that shows you what's going on in the kitchen - I think it's really interesting to see exactly how they doughnuts are made!
First the doughnut batter is heated up in a special booth that lets the dough rise up until it's all soft & fluffy. Then they drop into hot vegetable oil, fry until golden brown, flip, and fry on the other side. Then the conveyor belt moves them under a icing fountain (look! It's ace!) and then cools them down.
We were given fresh doughnuts that has just been iced and they were DELICIOUS. So hot and melt-in-the-mouth & ace!
|Craig, Lianne & I going a bit doughnut mental|
Eventually after eating a mountain of sugar (and being handed 24 doughnuts to take away with us... good grief), we staggered back home. I have since been living off Krispy Kreme and contemplating my first trip to the drive thru... although I might need a wee break from sugar after this week!
The new store opened at 7am this morning and will be open until 10pm every night.