The lovechild of a bottle of Cheerwine soda and a Krispy Kreme doughnut is back for seconds. It’s the Cheerwine-filled Krispy Kreme! The doughnut maker has brought back these two classic Carolina flavors that were such a hit last year for a one-monthly only run starting in July. And this year they’ve expanded the deploy zone to also include Tennessee.
Cheerwine is a regional soda sold in the Carolina area that is very bubbly has a distinctive sweet cherry flavor. They also have a cult following. I once knew again who added a 100-mile detour to his trip just so he could pick up a case.
Part of the reason the two companies got together was because they’re both based in Carolina and have been around since the early 20th century. They wined and dined each other on Rock Candy Mountain and decided they were perfect for each other.
The donuts will be sold by the half-dozen at regular Krispy-Kreme dispensaries, as well as BI-LO, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Ingles Markets, Kroger, Lowes Foods, Piggly Wiggly, Publix and Walmart stores.
“The Cheerwine Kreme Filled Doughnut is a true celebration of two southern heritage icons doing something quite magical for loyal fans in the south. It is a perfect summer treat, and with the limited run of production and the introduction of the doughnut into Tennessee, we think excitement is going to be through the roof,” said Tom Barbitta, Vice President of Marketing for Cheerwine. “If last year is any indication, we have to tell people to make sure to get them while they can. There’s nothing worse than watching someone else walk away with the last Cheerwine Kreme Filled Doughnut.”
Aw, that sounds so sad!
Mmm… Cheerwine Filled Krispy Kreme Doughnuts