Krispy Kreme gives in, offers version of 'cronut'
MANILA – The local franchise of the American donut chain Krispy Kreme has finally given in to the “cronut” craze in the country.
Reacting to the popularity of the donut-croissant hybrid here, Krispy Kreme Philippines announced on Thursday that it will start offering its version of the cronut in all of its Luzon branches.
The Baked Krispy Kroissant was described by the company as “our very own version of the food craze that is half doughnut and half croissant, rolled in sugar filled with pastry cream, and topped with select ingredients to excite your palate.”
The pastries come in chocolate, strawberry, apple cinnamon and vanilla cream flavors.
Krispy Kreme Philippines is one of the late entrants to the cronut race in Manila, which already includes franchises such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Chatime, hotels such as InterContinental Manila, and local joints like Dolcelatte.
The first to introduce a version of the hybrid pastry to the local crowd is Wildflour Café + Bakery, a relatively new dining spot in Taguig City that has been getting raves for its breads and other breakfast items.
Each brand here has come up with another name for the cronut to avoid being sued by the pastry’s original creator, Dominique Ansel of New York.
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