In honor of the solar eclipse, participating Krispy Kremes announced that they were going to make chocolate donuts. Their famous glazed donuts were going to have a chocolate coating; think double the calories but who cares.
I called a few days ago to get the schedule of when and what times were they going to be available. Sandi and I were there at 5:00 p.m. yesterday (Sunday). They were supposed to be ready at 5:30 p.m. There were some people sitting eating a variety of donuts and some people just purchasing regular donuts. I asked if I could go ahead and pay for a couple of dozens and the young guy said no. So we waited and waited as the line got longer. We were first in line. It was 5:15 p.m. and the fellow said it won't be ready for another 35 minutes. Everything was so disorganized. People that wanted to buy regular donuts were in this long line which they didn't have to as they could have just gone to the counter. I was tempted to make an announcement but figured it was none of my business. I spoke to the manager, Dominique and he said it should be out in 15 minutes. It was 5:35 p.m. and the machine was still quiet. At about 5:45 p.m. the donuts started coming out.
I have never seen such disorganized bunch of people. They were all standing around and there was just one girl filling the boxes. As Sandi said: "She moved slower than death." Finally, the manager started filling boxes. Then some people that were sitting moved to the counter and presented the salesperson with a receipt. They had already paid and were handed boxes prior. Something we wanted to do but was told we couldn't do. At 6:00 p.m. we finally walked out of the store to discover a long line outside.
We placed our dozens of donuts in the trunk of my car. I told Sandi we should not wait to try them since they were warm! We both inhaled a donut. It was a beautiful experience. Imagine the regular warm glazed donut but with a nice chocolate coating. It was heaven! I had some leftovers which I had for breakfast this morning. I tried to eat it without heating it and it was nothing special so I popped it in the microwave for 11 seconds and it tasted like it just came out of the donut machine.
We probably will have to wait for the next eclipse for them to make these wonderful donuts. Who knows, maybe by then they would be more organized and start their machines so that the donuts would be ready at said times.