Krispy Kreme White Day

2 Mar

As I mentioned in a previous post, Valentines Day is done differently in Japan than in the West…but on March 14th, Japan has a holiday called “White Day” which is closer to Western-style Valentines Day.

Click here to read my F.A.Q. about “White Day“.

From now until March 14 in Japan, the donut chain “Krispy Kreme” is selling special donuts for “White Day“.

The White Day donuts look like this:

Actually, I still have never tried a Krispy Kreme donut yet. Are they good?
Maybe I’ll get some of these for my wife and daughters on White Day…I’ll think about it.

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20 Responses to “Krispy Kreme White Day”

  1. cally March 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    i didn’t realize, White Day was made up by candy makers to sell more candy.

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    • tokyo5 March 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

      Yes, that’s what they say. As I explained here.

      I didn’t write a post about it, but today is White Day…but many people aren’t really in the mood to celebrate a holiday due to last Friday’s tragedy.

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  2. Orchid64 March 15, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    The specialty donuts seem to always look cool, but taste like nothing (as you read in my review!).

    I have to disagree with the person who said Japan has more varieties than the U.S. In fact, the menu in Japan is scaled down compared to that in the U.S. and the specialty holiday donuts are always pretty much the same basic thing. They may look different, but they don’t really amount to much. Also, the U.S. Krispy Kreme has seasonal donuts as well.

    That being said, the basic glazed rings are really good when slightly warm or hot and fresh. My husband says there is no line during the “dead” times, and there are still lines when it’s a popular time (such as the morning or lunch time).

    Personally, I prefer Mister Donut and occasionally have an angel cream (though I love the honey old-fashioned, they’re really, really heft in calories).

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I’ll add you to my Japan blogs listings!

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    • tokyo5 March 15, 2010 at 11:23 am #

      So you think the U.S. Krispy Kreme is better than in Japan?

      I have never tried either so I couldn’t say…but the U.S. chains in Japan that I have tried both, such as Subway Sandwiches, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, etc, I think the Japanese versions of all is better (but maybe I’ve just become more used to Japanese taste).

      >I prefer Mister Donut

      Me, too.

      >though I love the honey old-fashioned, they’re really, really heft in calories

      I’m not counting calories so I don’t mind. 😉

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  3. cuteandcurls March 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    I dont think there is a Mister Donuts unless Ive missed it somewhere 🙂 Well I’ll be going to this one mall that has quite a few donut shops so IF I find Mister Donut ..which would you recommend?

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    • tokyo5 March 8, 2010 at 12:08 am #

      Well, it’s only my opinion…but I like their “Honey Old-Fashioned” best.

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  4. cuteandcurls March 6, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    There’s too many donut shops that I couldnt be bothered trying them anymore and Krispy Kreme is one of them 🙂 You taste one donut and you’ve tasted them all is my opinion to this …

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    • tokyo5 March 6, 2010 at 11:51 am #

      >You taste one donut and you’ve tasted them all

      If all donuts tasted really sweet like Dunkin’ Donuts, I’d never eat them.

      I prefer Mister Donuts more simple taste.

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      • cuteandcurls March 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

        I guess by the end of the day I prefer my donuts to be just plain simple with nothing on it so i can just dunk it in my coffee 🙂 Mister Donuts is your preference is it? Hmmm i think i’ll try and find Mister Donuts over here if there is one …

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      • tokyo5 March 7, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

        Haven’t you ever tried Mister Donuts before?

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  5. Goodeven March 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    おつかれさまです。

    >how did you choose that username??

    Japanese for “good” is 良い.
    and Japanese for “even” is 平ら.
    So good + even is 良平 is my real name!!
    Do you get it?

    >Is the line outside that branch still so long everyday
    like it was when it first opened?

    I went to Krispy Kreme on weekday.
    It had no line so I was surprised so I bought them for the first time.

    I have gone to around Krispy Kreme on Weekend.
    There was the line outside but not so long comparing to when it first opened.
    I guess You could try it, because I think you are not 短気.

    >I heard that they’re very sweet…so I was surprised that they’re popular in Japan
    (usually Japanese don’t like very sweet food…such as is popular in America).

    I think if Krispy Kreme is openning more shops,
    Krispy Kreme in Japan will go bankrupt as same as America.
    I guess Krispy Kreme is so unique(so sweet), and There are not so many shops,
    So it is popular in Japan.

    >Three? So many?
    I don’t eat donuts often…but when I do, only one from Mr. Donuts is enough.

    Sorry, I love sweet foods, oh no foods, candy!

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    • tokyo5 March 4, 2010 at 11:42 pm #

      >I think you are not 短気

      HAHA. Thanks.

      Maybe I’ll try these donuts.

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  6. Bryn March 3, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    Also, the Japanese KKs have tons more varities than the American ones, my fave is the cheesecake flavored donut! YUM!

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    • tokyo5 March 3, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

      I don’t know about Krispy Kreme, but I like “Subway Sandwiches” shop…and their stores here in Japan have a better menu that the shops in the U.S.

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  7. Bryn March 3, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    KKs are THE BEST DONUTS IN THE WORLD! You have to try them!!! I’ve eaten them all my life and was soooo happy to find out there was a KK in Shinjuku! And as you can imagine, I was *over the moon* when the one in Tachikawa opened, so close to my house!

    Try the regular, glazed one first….pure heaven.

    The donut kitchen has a huge window so you can see the donuts being made! Very cool.

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    • tokyo5 March 3, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

      Are they that good?

      Besides the “simpler” taste (which I like), Mister Donut is also much cheaper….and, like McDonalds, they have all-you-can-drink coffee. 🙂

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  8. Goodeven March 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    I ate Krispy Kremes a week ago in Shinjuku.
    It tasted so good. But too sweet for me as Japanese.
    So, It’s enough for me to eat just 3 donuts.
    Please try it, and Tell me your impression on this Saturday… I’m sorry, I can’t meet on this Saturday, Because I’ll go back to Hokkaido. Please tell me next week!!

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    • tokyo5 March 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

      Oh, it’s my friend “Mr. Goodeven” (how did you choose that username?? 😉 )

      >I ate Krispy Kremes a week ago in Shinjuku.

      Is the line outside that branch still so long everyday like it was when it first opened?

      >It tasted so good.

      Is it good? Maybe I’ll try some?

      >But too sweet for me as Japanese.

      I heard that they’re very sweet…so I was surprised that they’re popular in Japan (usually Japanese don’t like very sweet food…such as is popular in America).

      >So, It’s enough for me to eat just 3 donuts.

      Three? So many?
      I don’t eat donuts often…but when I do, only one from Mr. Donuts is enough.

      >Because I’ll go back to Hokkaido.

      Are you going to visit Hokkaido? I would like to take another trip to Hokkaido! It’s been years since I last visited there.

      Let’s meet when you get back!

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  9. gigihawaii March 2, 2010 at 1:45 am #

    hmmm. The Krispy Kreme donuts I have eaten on Maui are round with a hole in the middle. Hope those Japanese heart donuts taste just as good!

    Loooove Krispy Kremes!

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    • tokyo5 March 2, 2010 at 2:28 am #

      I believe that their donuts look like that here usually too.
      These are just a special campaign.

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