You may have heard by now that Krispy Kreme, an American chain of doughnut shops, is now available at the UK’s fastest food shop, Speedway Foods. The doughnut shop’s presence there has been met with a mix of excitement and trepidation.
As a native of the US who has recently become increasingly enamoured with the deliciously flaky snacks, I was naturally curious about how much they cost. So, I headed to the UK’s largest convenience store, Asda, to compare their prices with those of Dunkin’ Donuts – the closest thing to Krispy Kreme in the UK. Surprisingly, the doughnut shop cost a little less at Asda. So, if you’re planning a trip to the states, you may want to consider visiting another country to get your hands on some Kreme.
Where Can I Buy Krispy Kreme Donuts In The UK?
You’ll find Krispy Kreme signs and trucks parked outside many a shop in the UK – from small corner shops to large chain stores. So, if you want a hot and freshly made doughnut straight from the oven, you can find it. The chain’s slogan is ‘America’s Original Doughnut House’, which they no doubt are. They were founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1912 and now have more than 500 shops in the country.
If you want to buy a 12-pack of doughnut holes for a bit of an indulgent treat or want to impress your friends with some amazing cupcakes, you can also find everything you need at Krispy Kreme. Not sure where to buy them though? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of all the places you can find and order a box of Krispy Kreme:
Doughnut Shop Chains In The UK
There are multiple Doughnut Shop chains in the UK, from the small corner shops in regional areas to large chain stores like Pret A Manger and Greggs. And as we’ve established, you won’t find Krispy Kreme at these sorts of places. They’re mainly concentrated in independent shops and smaller chains. So try one of these other chains if you want a box of fresh doughnuts.
What Is The Price Of A Box Of Krispy Kreme?
Krispy Kreme’s price range is $2.00 to $4.00, depending on whether you want plain or chocolate-covered. A typical box of 12 doughnuts will set you back $3.50 at most supermarkets and convenience stores in the UK.
Surprisingly, Krispy Kreme is often found cheaper in larger supermarkets. This could be due to bulk buying or maybe the fact that larger supermarkets need to make a larger profit from selling a small number of products. So if you want to grab a box of doughnuts for a picnic, school fundraising event, or other similar gatherings, you can do so for less money if you visit a larger supermarket.
Dunkin’ Donuts Vs Krispy Kreme – What Is The Difference?
Before we move on, it’s important to establish the difference between Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme. While they’re both American chains, their corporate structures are quite distinct. Dunkin’ Donuts was founded in Massachusetts in 1952 and is now present in over 20 countries. They roast their own coffee, make their doughnuts fresh to order, and sell chocolate-covered ones as well. On the other hand, Krispy Kreme was founded in North Carolina in 1912 and has a much smaller presence abroad. They’re also less innovative when it comes to coffee-making and doughnut-making and, to top it off, their products are considerably cheaper. To get the full low-down on the differences, check out this informative chart from Mental Floss.
Do These Brands Have A UK Number?
If you do a quick search on Google, you’ll find dozens of websites with phone numbers for ordering food. These are usually takeout places, but some pubs and restaurants also offer delivery.
As for the UK numbers for ordering food, you’ll need to visit the respective firms’ websites to find out. But in most cases, you’ll find an option to give them a call. So, if you want to buy a box of Krispy Kreme, you can do so by dialling the following numbers:
- Krispy Kreme: +1-336-779-7500
- Dunkin’ Donuts: +44-203-948-5301
If you’ve tried both brands and have a definite opinion about which one is better, then by all means, let us know. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject matter. And if you find yourself in the UK and want to buy some delicious snacks, then we’d recommend you check out the prices at Asda and other supermarkets to see if Krispy Kreme are on offer. If so, then great! But if not, then there are literally hundreds of smaller chains across the UK that offer amazing American-style desserts, so you shouldn’t feel bad about visiting another country to get your hands on some Kreme.