Well, if you haven't been living under a rock for the past week, you would know that there is a huge, new Kripsy Kreme store at the Metrocentre in Gateshead.
The husband and I attempted to go for a mini-date on Friday night (the day after it opened). I knew it was a bad idea from the start, and I was right. There was a queue of people weaving their way out of the store just to get a glimpse and bite of a delicious doughnut. The drive-thru was as equally packed with cars and we decided that it wasn't our night for Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
So, we went back on a Tuesday morning and had doughnuts for breakfast (DON'T JUDGE US!). They were delicious. The hotlight was also on so we got free glazed doughnuts to nibble on while we waited in the much smaller queue. I was shocked by the 'panic' buying approach people had to the doughnuts, with some people buying multiple dozen-boxes of doughnuts as if they were here for one day only and it was an emergency! Another lady and her friend bought 24 doughnuts each, and then sat down in a booth with a tray filled with doughnuts, where they took a few bites of each doughnut and then just left the rest. Greedy!
Anyway, I come the bearer of great news. Krispy Kreme have officially announced that they are opening a KK Sunderland branch on the 23rd October in the Bridges Shopping Centre and a KK Durham on the 30th October on Silver Street! So you don't have to flock to the Metrocentre to get your hands on doughnuts. It looks like Krispy Kreme are here to stay! Long live Krispy Kreme!