Krispy Kreme is based in Winston-Salem. Cheerwine is headquartered in Salisbury. They've teamed up to produce a doughnut that combines the best contents each North Carolina based company offers.
Rick Phelps manages the Krispy Kreme store in Wilmington. He told WWWAY that the store has the exact syrup that Cheerwine uses to make a Cheerwine fountain soda drink. Krispy Kreme injects the Cheerwine kreme into Krispy Kreme doughnuts. They dip the doughnuts into chocolate. The addition of sprinkles makes the doughnut complete. Most of the customers we spoke with gave the Cheerwine doughnut a thumbs up. Stan Dreibelvis of Kure Beach told WWAY he was hesitant at first to try to Cheerwine doughnut, but he was pleasantly surprised with the taste. Oddly enough, he said it tastes like Cheerwine.
The doughnuts are evailable throughout the Carolinas at most major grocery stores. North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue sampled the concoction Wednesday morning in Raleigh. She said the fusion of prodcuts from the two North Carolina based companies shows the success North Carolina businesses can achieve.
Don't procrastinate trying the new doughnut. They'll only be on the store shelves through the month of July.