Queen of Hiatuses
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Vanilla is superior anyway so that's not a huge loss.Here's a first world problem.
So years ago when I was a wee lad, I remember Krispy Kremes being a ubiquitous enough thing in Australia (or at least Sydney) that I remember having them as a treat fairly often. Often enough, at least, to become familiar with the donuts. My favorite was this one powdered donut that was filled with a sort of apple and cinnamon jelly, like an apple pie. This thing was delicious.
Sometime in the last decade, Krispy Kremes lost their presence in Australia. There's still a few dedicated stores, but by and large they're sold exclusively by 7-Eleven in a tiny little fridge that only contains a small selection of donuts. Since this time, the Apple Cinnamon donut is no longer available.
Recently, 7-Eleven had announced a few new flavors. Seasonal ones, I presume, as is common. One of these was an "Apple Custard Crumble" donut, (an Apple Crumble is the down-under word for Apple Crisp). Recalling my favorite flavor of days of olde, I decided to try it out.
... What I failed to realize is that these two new flavors are exclusively vegan. It had that weird vegan taste of sadness that is close enough to remind you of the flavor it's trying to mimic, but far enough that you still realize you're eating a sad failure of an attempt to taste like real food. It tasted like getting picked last for a team in gym class. It tasted like getting socks for Christmas at 11 years old. It tasted like watching a modern reboot of your favorite 90s movie.
I mean, I get that with a loss of popularity that a few flavors will have to be knocked off for profits, but come on. Apple Cinnamon? AND Chocolate mudcake!? But vanilla slice remains!?!?!?!
I don't know what flavors are available in America, but this injustice can not go uncorrected. I'm gonna track down the recipe and learn how to make it for myself.