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The Truth About What Makes Krispy Kreme Doughnuts So Delicious

Is there any sight that sets your heart aflutter more than the red neon glow of the Krispy Kreme Hot Light? We all know, without a doubt, that Krispy Kreme doughnuts are downright delicious. And here’s why they taste so good!

When Krispy Kreme first started slinging doughnuts in 1937, founder Vernon Rudolph wasn’t trying to sell them directly to customers. But the smell was so compelling that people stopped and asked if they could buy those piping hot doughnuts straight from the fryer.

The treats were so popular, Rudolph actually cut a hole in the wall of the building to sell his Original Glazed to passersby. Even today, if you’re near a Krispy Kreme store, one whiff of that delicious fried dough is all it takes to seal the deal.

If you’re on the fence as to whether it’s Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ that reigns supreme, when it comes to how they’re made, Dunkin’ just can’t compete.

Krispy Kreme makes and fries their doughnuts-in-house, and that’s a big reason why they’re so dang good, especially compared to competitors who bake their pre-made doughnuts in the oven. One former Dunkin’ employee dished in a Reddit AMA,

“Have you ever tried Donut King or Krispy Kreme? Those places have steaming, fresh, high-quality donuts…The Dunkin’ Donuts variety are significantly less appealing. Hell, the ones in my store came shipped frozen only to be baked later.”

Another Redditor spilled some similar doughnut-making secrets, saying,

“Used to work for [Dunkin’ Donuts] a few years back…]Plain and simple, the donuts are shipped frozen and they are baked instead of fried.”

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