Glazed and Confused

Will the Donut Wars Rip Us Apart?

As Krispy Kreme returns, pastry partisans gear up for battle.

By Kayla Stewart March 9, 2015 Published in the March 2015 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are both trying to take the Houston donut crown away from Shipley’s. Will we let them?

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This spring, after an absence of almost eight years, the first of several planned Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops is scheduled to open in the Houston area, reigniting an ancient dispute, as the following recent posts reveal:

Krispy Kreme is thick and too cake-like. Tastes like cardboard to me. —Texas7

Shipley's is low quality. Tastes just like the cardboard box it came out of. —SouthernBoy205

Nothing beats KK right out of the fryer with ice-cold milk. —Rougejoker

Krispy Kreme isn't sweet at all. It's one of those, take a bite and then hold the thing a foot away from you with a puzzled look going, “This is supposed to be good, right?” —DejaBlue

Sorry, but Shipley's tastes like crap compared to KK. —RVD26

Shipley’s ran Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme out of town once and they will do it again. —DJboutit

Krispy Kreme will always be more popular. —megaman

Shipley’s is Houston trash. —NewMom03

Shipley’s has a funny smell to me. —I Love North Carolina

What do you think? Who makes the best donut in town?


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