The people at Krispy Kreme never stop trying to make a good thing better. While I love the classic glazed donut, these determined bakers are capturing the spirit of summer—fairs, to be exact—in two limited-offer donut flavors: Caramel Apple Cake donuts and Cotton Candy Donut (pictured above).
According to QSR Magazine, the donuts will be available from August 20-September 30, 2012 at participating Krispy Kremes. The rich and decadent Caramel Apple Cake donut features a glazed apple cake donut topped with caramel icing. While the sweet and fluffy Cotton Candy Donut is the Original Glazed with blue cotton candy sugar.
—Judith Pena, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief
Move over, Chipotle! Mediterranean cuisine is on the rise, and it’s not just your Greek diner serving up the spanakopita. Fast-casual restaurants are expanding their businesses to offer kebabs, falafel and other classic Grecian dishes to a growing number of hungry foodies across the U.S.
Restaurants such as Zoes Kitchen, Little Greek Restaurant and Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill are not only looking to open additional storefronts, they are also educating consumers about the flavors and history of Grecian cuisine. Many accommodate less adventurous customers by including American food on their menus.
Greek food has become more mainstream thanks to celebrity chefs and TV stars sharing their Greek-heritage inspired recipes. Additionally, more and more Americans are lightening up their diets by turning to Mediterranean food as a healthy alternative to heavy meat dishes and fried foods.
Wanna go greek at home? Whip up our Greek Fit-for-the-Gods Salad with Spicy Cucumber Dressing and Pita Chips.
—Grace Elkus, Food Editorial Intern