Krispy Kreme’s 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Donuts features a gold-themed and is represented by four donuts–the Golden Cookies & Kreme Donut, Hat O’ Gold Donut, Golden Sprinkle Donut, and Rainbow Kreme Filled Donut.
It costs $19.99 in my area for the “Good as Gold” dozen but I received this courtesy of Krispy Kreme. The dozen comes in a green plaid box for St. Patrick’s Day.
Besides the Golden Cookies & Kreme Donut, which comes with golden cookie pieces and golden-cookie-Kreme, this year’s batch of St. Patrick’s Day donuts take the chain’s regular donuts and decorate them for the green-centric holiday, which means there’s not much in the way of new or limited-time time flavors here.
The Golden Cookies & Kreme Donut is a golden-cookie-Kreme-filled donut shell dipped in white icing and topped with golden cookie pieces and a gold sprinkle blend that fits the “good as gold” theme well as the gold sprinkles sparkle and the golden cookie pieces stand in for dirt or something similar.
Taste-wise, the golden-cookie-Kreme offers a mild vanilla cookie taste, while the golden cookie pieces were soft and crumbly like cake.
The Hat O’ Gold Donut features a chocolate iced donut decorated with a plaid green icing pattern and topped with a leprechaun hat sugar piece. It’s less of a plaid icing patter and more like a green crosshatch over chocolate frosting. There’s not much gold here except for the buckle on the hat sugar piece but the green hat does sparkle a little.
The Golden Sprinkle Donut consists of an Original Glazed donut dipped in green icing and topped with a gold St. Patrick’s Day sprinkle blend. It makes for a slight variation on the chain’s regular sprinkle donut that adopts various green hues. While there are golden sprinkles, there are also white and green sprinkles.
The Rainbow Kreme Filled Donut is a shell donut filled with white Kreme, topped with green icing, and decorated with a rainbow sugar piece, vanilla buttercream, and gold coin sprinkles. It makes for a nice look with a rainbow bridging two buttercream clouds with a smattering of gold coin sprinkles around them.