The Franken-food craze, given new life by the arrival of the Cronut in 2013, has taken a dramatic step forward. (Or backward, depending on your tastes.) Krispy Kreme has announced the debut of Cheerwine Kreme, a cherry-flavored soft drink with a “hint” of glazed doughnut.
Cheerwine Kreme is currently only available in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia. Consumers who have sampled it have described it as having a taste similar to cream soda with a cherry touch; Charlotte Observer restaurant reviewer Helen Schwab said it was “not terrible in the way I thought it would be.” Krispy Kreme will be handing out free samples on July 23. This enhanced delivery method—it’s the taste of a doughnut without all the bothersome chewing—is a result of a partnership between Krispy Kreme and Cheerwine, a cherry-flavored soft drink popular in and around its home base in North Carolina. The two companies had previously collaborated on a Cheerwine donut in 2010.
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