Can you believe it? Finally! Krispy Kreme opens it’s doors here in Baguio City!🥳
Hey y’all it’s “A” of It’s OA, welcome to our newest blog, EatsOA! As the title of the blog suggests, this is a blog about our many foodventures. If you’ve been following “O” and I for quite a while now, or you know us personally; you know that we have only a few things in common and one of them is eating.😁
It’s our favorite past time!We don’t always agree on which ones are drool-worthy and which ones are downright disgusting, thus this blog.
Because this is sort of an introductory post, I wanted to write about something that is new, well, new to Baguio City, and that is Krispy Kreme. I know most of you have already had the chance to eat their doughnuts courtesy of your good friends or family who come up to Baguio and give these sweet treats as pasalubong*, or perhaps you got them yourself when you get a chance to visit one of their many stores in Manila or elsewhere.
The opening of Krispy Kreme’s factory outlet in Baguio, means we – Baguio folks – can enjoy Krispy Kreme doughnuts whenever the cravings come!🥳
Krispy Kreme opened their doors to the members of the media last December 19, 2015. This is so we get a chance to know the store on a more personal level.
This Krispy Kreme branch is their 75th Store.
Before getting into it, how do you say the word “Kreme”? I’ve always thought it was pronounced as “creme” like the French word for cream, thanks to my mother who once corrected me when I pronounced it as “cream”. 😂 So since then, I thought, okay, it makes sense, it is spelled like the French word except with a ‘K’ instead of a ‘C’, so “creme” it was.
So, when “O” pronounces it as ‘cream’, I always cringe and correct him, cause I thought for sure it was pronounced like the French word for cream, so when we got to Krispy Kreme, we asked them how it’s supposed to be pronounced and settle it once and for all, and wouldn’t you know it? My mom was wrong. I was wrong.🤯
I couldn’t believe it either, I mean if you wanted people to say it as ‘cream’, why wasn’t it spelled as “KREAM”? Right? “O” says because of such a thing as “creative license”, so whatever.🤷🏻♀️ I will have to get used to pronouncing it as cream and not creme, even if I cringe every time.😂 Hmmm, on second thought, I think I’ll just say KK.😂
I was literally the first customer they ever had ! And it was awesome! Sure, I didn’t win a year’s supply of doughnuts for being the first official customer because they didn’t open their doors to the public until the 20th, but still.😁
I had a Boston Kreme with Caramel Machiatto while waiting.
I’m lucky I was early because I got to be the first one to check out how their doughnuts were made ala how-it’s-made style.
The man on the photo above, giving me a tour was actually one of the owners of this branch. He was very friendly and very approachable. I didn’t know he owned the place at first; I thought he was the resident pastry chef or something 😅, turns out he was one of the big bosses.
So, how are the doughnuts made?
The dough is made; and then allowed to rise. Then it goes into the machine that cuts it into its shape; the doughnuts either have a hole in the middle or none for when they put filling inside the doughnut.
Then it goes into the deep fryer. The oil is kept at a consistent temperature. This is to ensure that the doughnuts come out perfect every time.
For their signature Honey Glazed Doughnuts, the doughnuts get bathed in sugary glaze and then as they rest on the belt, the imperfect ones get thrown out.
I was curious what they did with the rejects, so I asked. Sadly, it goes to the trash bin. But, they are trying to find a way to find a use for the rejects so that it won’t go to waste.
Hmm, how about giving it away to the homeless or street children or beggars? Looking at the rejects, they weren’t that bad, just not a perfect circle or the glaze was not even, but it’s still good, I’d still totally eat it.😋
I also had a chance to create a personalized doughnut, which was amazeballs.🤩
I didn’t make the actual doughnut but I just got to garnish it the way I wanted.😁
Of course I had to have my name on it.😜 I should’ve stopped there, but there were so many things I can add to it, so I did. 😜
Maybe I went a little overboard with all the things I put on it!😂 It was so perfect I almost didn’t want to eat it. The keyword being – ALMOST. 😆
To mark the opening of Krispy Kreme’s 75th Store, they have a special doughnut made from strawberries from La Trinidad, the Double Chocolate Strawberry Cake. It’s only available for a limited time, so if you find yourself in the area, check it out!
And that concludes our tour of Krispy Kreme’s 75th Store which happens to be here in Baguio City.
I loved that I got to be one of the first people to try it out and I’m glad to have seen my fellow bloggers since it has been quite a long time since we were all gathered in one place.
“O” and I had a blast and we’ll definitely be back with the kids.😊
So, if you’re craving for some Krispy Kreme treats, visit them at:
Cyberzone Building II (in front of Sunshine Park)
*Pasalubong - Souvenirs you get as gifts from relatives or friends.