Krispy Kreme Debuts Valentine’s Day Doughnuts

The Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in the Central Florida area is getting ready for Valentine’s Day by debuting two heart-shaped doughnuts to make the big day even sweeter!

Valentine' s Day Krispy Kreme Happy Heart Doughnut

The Red Happy Heart Doughnut and Pink Happy Heart Doughnut are both heart-shaped and Kreme-filled. The Red Happy Heart Doughnut is finished off with red icing, a hand-decorated chocolate smile, and candy eyes. The Pink Happy Heart Doughnut features strawberry flavored icing, a cheeky chocolate smile and candy hearts and eyes.

Valentine's Day Krispy Kreme Sprinkle Heart

The Sprinkled Heart Doughnut is dipped in white icing before being topped off with festive Valentine’s Day sprinkles.

The Red Happy Heart Doughnut, Pink Happy Heart Doughnut and the Sprinkled Heart Doughnut are available now through February 14th.

Can you imagine the look on your Valentine’s face if you showed up with a dozen of these super cute doughnuts???

Here is a list of all the Central Florida locations that are carrying these sweet treats!

Krispy Kreme Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 hours

1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789

Krispy Kreme Millenia – Open 24 hours

4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939

Krispy Kreme Kissimmee – Open 24 hours

5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, (192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746

Krispy Kreme Daytona Beach – Open 24 Hours

980 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Krispy Kreme Melbourne – Drive thru Open 24 Hours

2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935

 

2017 Downtown Food & Wine Fest

2017 Downtown Food & Wine Fest

The Ninth Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 2017 for more than 30,000 foodies and wine lovers to experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe.

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines and live entertainment.  A portion of the proceeds benefit UCF Foundation, Inc. and Valencia Foundation.

Headline entertainers include Gavin DeGraw and KC and The Sunshine Band.

2017 Downtown Food & Wine Fest

Date / Time: 

Saturday, February 25 (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, February 26, 2017 (noon to 7 p.m.)

Location: 

Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola along Robinson Street

Fest Admission: 

One-Day General Admission – Admission is $20 per person, per day with advance online purchase. Admission at the door is $25 per person, per day.

Two-Day General Admission – For all-weekend Fest fans, a two-day ticket is available for $35 per person with advance online purchase.

Wine Tasters Club – A limited number of Wine Tasters Club passes will be available for purchase for $20 per person at the Fest.  Club members will enjoy up to five 2 oz. pours of their choice throughout the Fest and a souvenir lanyard.

Ultimate Fest Experience – A limited number of Ultimate Fest Experience packages are available for $115 per person, per day and includes a VIP parking pass, general admission, Wine Tasters Club, $20 value in food and beverage tickets, access to the private stage-side VIP tent, private wine/beer bar with premium wines (food and beverage tickets required) and access to private bathrooms reserved for VIP guests.

Food & Beverage Tickets:

Food and beverage tickets are available at the Fest for $2 each; food and beverage offerings range from one to four tickets.

“One of my favorite things about Downtown Orlando is the variety of restaurants and event options,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “The Downtown Food & Wine Fest combines both by adding to the array of event options residents and visitors can attend, as well as, helping to enhance the vibrancy of the area all the while increasing awareness of our local businesses and strengthening economic growth in the area.”

 

Top restaurants are scheduled to present culinary tastings to complete in the Golden Fork Awards as honored by a panel of Orlando elected officials, food writers and reporters and celebrity chefs.

 

Stay Connected 

For more information on the Downtown Food & Wine Fest:

Shake Shack Coming To The Florida Mall

Shake Shack Florida Mall

 

 The “Happiest City on Earth” is about to get a whole lot happier!  Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, is thrilled to announce that Shake Shack will open its sixth location in the state at The Florida Mall in 2017.

Opening in Central Florida’s premier shopping destination, visitors will have the opportunity to take a break from shopping and grab a delicious ShackBurger® and local beer at the new, 3,500 square-foot restaurant located in The Florida Mall entrance next to Foot Locker.  For a quick snack or family dinner, each savory burger will satisfy all your food cravings!

Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no added hormones and no antibiotics ever), 100% all-natural cage-free chicken (no antibiotics ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world.

“We are so excited that New York City’s favorite burger chain has chosen to open a new Orlando location at The Florida Mall,” said Brian Hanson, general manager.  “We continually look for opportunities to enhance our visitors’ experiences with a diverse mix of restaurants and retailers, and we are certain that Shake Shack will be an instant hit with our loyal shoppers.”

Krispy Kreme Holiday Treats & Two Special Offers

Now through December 25th Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has some seasonal favorite holiday-inspired treats, including the Melted Snowman Doughnut, Santa Belly Doughnut and Toffee Mocha beverage.

Krispy Kreme’s mission is to spread joy.  With a busy holiday season upon us, sometimes the most joyful moments are when we slow down and share a special treat with family and friends,” said Jenny Bellanca, vice president of operations for Florida Family Foods LLC, an authorized franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation.

Krispy Kreme Holiday Doughnuts 2016

The new Melted Snowman Doughnut is Kreme™ filled and dipped in white icing. The treat is finished off with a chocolate decoration and a candy snowman face.

The Santa Belly Doughnut is a returning favorite holiday treat. The doughnut is first filled with Hot Cocoa Kreme™ filling before being hand-decorated with chocolate icing and a candy belt buckle candy.

The Toffee Mocha beverage is a latte with rich toffee flavors and topped with whipped cream. This wintertime treat is available hot, iced or frozen.

You can find these holiday sweets at all the Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations!

Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 hours

1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789

 

Millenia – Open 24 hours

4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939

 

Kissimmee – Open 24 hours

5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, (192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746

 

Daytona Beach – Open 24 Hours

980 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114

 

Krispy Kreme Melbourne – Drive thru Open 24 Hours

2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935

How to get a SWEET deal on Krispy Kreme Doughnuts:

FREE Original Glazed Dozen with Gift Donation

Krispy Kreme

Our friends Chad & Jill are hosting a REALLY BIG TOY DRIVE from Now until December 16th to collect 10,000 toys that will be gifted to Toys for Tots, Arnold Palmer Hospital Medical Center Foundation, and The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families! And every person who drops off toys at any of the Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations will receive a dozen Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in return! You can find out more here.

Save the Date: Day of the Dozens (12/12)

On December 12, all central Florida locations will celebrate “Day of the Dozens” by offering guests $4.99 Original Glazed dozens (unlimited). No coupon is needed.

 

Newly Re-imagined Hemisphere Restaurant

Hemisphere Combines the Adventure of Flight with International Flavors 

Neo-contemporary world cuisine lands in the Orlando culinary scene when the newly re-imagined Hemisphere restaurant set to open this fall on the ninth floor of Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport.

hemisphere Restaurant Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

Known for its epic sunrise to sunset views of the airport runway, the new Hemisphere features a $3 million re-design of the 3,000 square-foot restaurant and seats 164 guests. The stylish environment offers light wood finishes and flexible seating to accommodate groups, as well as, small parties and single diners in its signature setting. Custom wine cuvees and lounge-style seating highlight the center of Hemisphere’s unique layout.

“Hemisphere was created for travelers and locals in search of an unforgettable experience filled with dynamic views, thoughtful service, and memorable food and drinks,” noted Mark Bastis, general manager, Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport.

hemisphere Restaurant Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

“We have embraced the unmatched, panoramic views of one of the most active international airports as the focal point of Hemisphere. Guests are transported into a world of travel-rich sights, sounds and tastes. With a floor-to-ceiling glass wall facing the airport runway, guests will view planes etching through the starlit sky and rockets launching into space. Guests satisfy their inner curiosity with air and space travel among an upscale dining atmosphere,” continued Bastis.

Paper Planes – Local Art Installation

Following a local artist search, Damon Dewitt was hand-selected to craft the signature entryway art installation at the re-imagined Hemisphere restaurant. Paper Planes is physically and metaphorically light and reflective evoking a nostalgic flight experience and embracing the sense of wonder and travel from a simpler time.  The art installation is showcased in the new entry of Hemisphere and follows the curvature of the signature spiral staircase to the Upper Deck.  The handcrafted “paper” airplanes float on 15 rows of vertical, stainless steel wiring for a sleek yet simple display.

hemisphere Restaurant Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

Food & Beverage

Led by Executive Chef Jeffery Powell, Hemisphere’s culinary team has designed a menu that infuses robust international flavors and seasonal local ingredients. Dinner highlights include Moroccan-inspired, dukka-crusted Lamb Chops, Grilled Gulf Prawns and a Wagyu Grass-Fed Beef Burger.

The Hemisphere beverage menu complements the world kitchen concept with a carefully curated collection of wines and cocktails from each hemisphere. The wine cuvees are filled with 16 wine varietals from different regions around the globe. Wine Flights rotate daily and guests may simply select a direction to travel:

  • Up North – A selection of wines from the northern hemisphere
  • Down South – A selection of wines from the southern hemisphere

hemisphere Restaurant Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

Guests will enjoy thoughtful arrangements for an easy and grand sense of arrival into Orlando with direct access into the OIA valet motor court and a brief elevator ride to the ninth floor and into Hemisphere. Complimentary valet parking is available for all Hemisphere guests. Monthly wine dinners and seasonal brunches will be announced soon.

 

Magical Dining Month In Orlando Returns

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Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express, returns with 90 of Orlando’s most popular restaurants in Orlando – including 19 new program participants – from August 29th to October 2nd. During Magical Dining Month guests can choose from these participating restaurants to enjoy three-course dinners for $33, averaging a savings of 33% per meal.

The program, developed by Visit Orlando, Central Florida’s official tourism association, includes some of the hottest new arrivals to Orlando’s culinary scene, including chef-driven establishments in the new Disney Springs area as well as local favorites across town. One dollar from each meal will also be donated to a local charity, with last year’s program contributing more than $160,000 – the largest donation to date.

A full list of all participating restaurants, menus and OpenTable reservations are available at OrlandoMagicalDining.com. New restaurants to the program include:

  • STK, a brand new upscale steakhouse with a high-energy atmosphere at Disney Springs.
  • Morimoto Asia, by Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef America fame, offering pan-Asian flavors from across the continent.
Morimoto orange chicken Magical Dining Month 2016
Morimoto Asia – Orange Chicken
  • Urbain 40, glinting with 1940’s glamor and a continental menu crafted from largely local, seasonal ingredients.
  • Cask & Larder, a local favorite featuring brewed-onsite beer, home-cured meats and pickled vegetables. Cask & Larder is the second restaurant created by five-time James Beard-nominated chefs James Petrakis and Julie Petrakis.

In its 11th year, Magical Dining Month gives both locals and visitors alike a chance to experience Orlando dining at its finest all over town – from options near the theme parks to hidden gems in Orlando’s local neighborhoods. Examples include:

  • Convention Area – RA Sushi*, Itta Bena*, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit*, Urban Tide (Hyatt Regency Orlando), The Capital Grille, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, A Land Remembered (Rosen Shingle Creek),
  • Disney/Lake Buena Vista – Black Fire Brazilian Steakhouse, deep blu seafood grille (Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort), NINE18 (The Villas at Grand Cypress), Todd English’s Bluezoo (Walt Disney World Dolphin)
  • Downtown – Shari Sushi Lounge*, Artisan’s Table, The Boheme, Citrus Restaurant, KASA Restaurant & Bar, Maxine’s on Shine
NINE18 - Florida Pork Tenderloin Magical Dining Month 2016
NINE18 – Florida Pork Tenderloin
  • Restaurant Row – SLATE*, Big Fin Seafood Kitchen, Christini’s Ristorante Italiano, Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Restaurant, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ocean Prime
  • Universal/CityWalk – Amatista Cookhouse* (Loews Sapphire Falls) , Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, Island’s Dining Room (Loews Royal Pacific), The Kitchen (Hard Rock Hotel), Mama Della’s Ristorante (Loews Portofino Bay)
  • Winter Park – Blu on the Avenue*, The Ravenous Pig, Luma on Park, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Chez Vincent, Hamilton’s Kitchen, Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Surrounding Areas – F&D Kitchen and Bar*, Osprey Tavern*, Kabooki Sushi*, Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Orlando and Lake Mary)

*First year in Magical Dining

Each year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express, benefits a local cause chosen the year prior. This year, The Russell Home for Atypical Children is the recipient, and will be given $1 from every Magical Dining meal. The Russell Home is the first non-profit institution in the country to provide a home atmosphere with a family structure for special needs children and ‘child-like’ adults. In continuous operation for over 60 years without any government support, the home also provides 24 hours of free respite care and free day care for the local families with special needs dependents.

Last year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining raised a record $160,735 for ELEVATE Orlando. The funds raised by Magical Dining enabled ELEVATE to expand its mentorship programs into Jones High School, equipping thousands of urban youth in Central Florida to graduate with a plan for their future.

 

A Visit to Leguminati

I haven’t found the National Treasure yet, but I’ve found a local food popup that is a treasure to eat called Leguminati.

Leguminati is an Orlando based pop up featuring plant based, locally made, artisan meats & cheeses in their offerings . Breakfast is currently offered Sundays 12pm-3pm in the parking lot of Artichoke Red in College Park, note some items do sell out.  You can also find Leguminati on Mondays at the Audubon Market in the parking lot of Stardust Video and Coffee. for more of Leguminati’s events stay tuned to their Facebook page

Breakfast options on June 5th featured waffles stuffed with vegan meat and cheese and a california style eggs benedict with avocado, tomato, and sriracha hollandaise.

Memorial day featured home made burgers using seitan with sides

Other options featured are:

vegan grilled cheese, using home made cheese

breakfast tacodillas, version 2, three grilled tortillas stuffed with the new follow your heart vegan egg, leguminati breakfast sausage and our handcrafted pepperjack cheeze and topped with fresh veggie salsa

breakfast tacodillas, version 1, three corn tortillas stuffed with the new follow your heart vegan egg, our handcrafted breakfast sausage & artisan pepper jack cheese and grilled to perfection.

As you can see by the pictures and descriptions above the prices are great and the food is excellent and a great addition to the Orlando Vegan community.

Please find them and give the food a try.

National Doughnut Day Deals

National Doughnut Day Krispy Kreme Dunkin' Donuts

National Doughnut Day Deals

This is not a drill…Today is National Doughnut Day, and while we celebrate the glorious doughnut we are also celebrating The Salvation Army and the great work that they do!

Held annually on the first Friday of June, Doughnut Day was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Doughnut Lassies,” who served the treats to soldiers during World War I. The “Doughnut Lassies” are often credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States when the troops returned home from war.

The Salvation Army celebrated the first National Doughnut Day in Chicago in 1938 to help raise funds during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of the “Doughnut Lassies.” The doughnut now serves as a symbol of all the social services The Salvation Army provides to those in need. The Salvation Army still serves doughnuts, in addition to warm meals and hydration, to those in need during times of disaster.

To celebrate the day, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Dunkin’ Donuts for some pretty sweet deals!

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

National Doughnut Day Krispy Kreme Dunkin' Donuts

National Doughnut Day has become a true American tradition, but many don’t realize the historical significance of the day. The partnership with The Salvation Army and Krispy Kreme brings greater visibility to the importance of the day and the idea of helping those who may have fallen on hard times,” said Col. Ron Busroe, Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army. “With Krispy Kreme’s generous offer of a free doughnut, we hope everyone will extend that generosity by giving back to support their local community.”

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts customers will receive a free doughnut of their choice at the following shop locations throughout Central Florida:

  • Krispy Kreme Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 Hours 1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789
  • Krispy Kreme Millenia – Open 24 Hours 4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939
  • Krispy Kreme Kissimmee – Open 24 Hours 5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746 
  • Krispy Kreme Melbourne – Drive thru Open 24 Hours 2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935

Dunkin’ Donuts

National Doughnut Day Krispy Kreme Dunkin' Donuts

Visit any Dunkin’ Donuts for a FREE classic donut with any beverage purchase on June 3rd.

All Dunkin’ Donuts locations are participating in National Doughnut Day, so make sure you visit the location nearest to you!

Minus5 Ice Bar Memorial Day Offer Honors Veterans

Minus5 Ice Bar Orlando Logo

Minus5 Ice Bar celebrates Memorial Day with special offer to offer all Veterans of the Armed Forces

Minus5 Ice Bar, the coolest experience in Orlando, will honor veterans with a special ice-themed tribute this Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 27, 2016 through Monday, May 31, 2016.
Minus5 Ice Bar Orlando - Bar
In salute to the troops, the ice bar will offer 2-for-1 entry for all veterans with valid I.D.
Minus5 Ice Bar Orlando - Space Shuttle Bench wide

Ice Experience Packages

  • $19 The Experience
    Ice Bar Experience, Parka, Gloves
  • $39 Two Cocktail Experience (Most Popular)
    Ice Bar Experience, 2 Specialty Ice Cocktails, Parka, Gloves
  • $55 VIP Experience
    Ice Bar Experience, 1 Specialty Ice Cocktail, Faux Fur Coat Upgrade, Gloves, Souvenir Hat
  • $75 Total VIP Experience (Best Deal)
    Ice Bar Experience, 2 Specialty Ice Cocktails, Faux Fur Coat Upgrade, Gloves, Souvenir Hat, 1 5×7 Framed Photo ($100 Value)
Tempered at minus five degrees Celsius, guests are invited to celebrate those who have fought and served for our country, while enjoying signature cocktails in glasses made of pure ice.
 Minus5 Ice Bar Orlando Florida Room
 
Minus5 at Pointe Orlando
Sunday – Thursday: 5pm-12am
Friday – Saturday: 5pm-1am
Kids Are Cool Before 9pm
9101 International Drive, Suite 1198, Orlando, FL 32819

Krispy Kreme Summertime Treats

Krispy Kreme American Classics

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Puts a Sweet Twist on Two American Summertime Classics

Two classic summertime treats are getting a tantalizing revamp by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Now through July 10, the following Central Florida Krispy Kreme shops will feature the new Cherry Pie doughnut, Strawberry Shortcake doughnut and Jolly Rancher chillers:

Daytona Beach – Open 24 Hours

980 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 

Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 Hours

1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789

Millenia – Open 24 Hours

4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939

Kissimmee – Open 24 Hours

5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway

(192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746

Krispy Kreme Melbourne – Drive thru Open 24 Hours

2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935

“These summertime flavors represent a slice of Americana and are inspired by the very things that make the season so special – family, friends and fun,” said Jenny Bellanca, vice president of operations for Florida Family Foods, an authorized franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation.

The new Cherry Pie Doughnut features a classic doughnut shell filled with sweet cherry filling and topped with pie pieces, a dollop of cherry filling and an icing drizzle.

Krispy Kreme American Classics

The Strawberry Shortcake Doughnut is filled with an indulgent strawberry shortcake filling and finished with a strawberry drizzle, white Kreme topping and pie pieces.

Krispy Kreme American Classics

Krispy Kreme’s new blue raspberry and watermelon Jolly Rancher Chillers deliver a frosty, fruity treat guaranteed to keep you cool this summer.

Share your favorite way to keep cool this summer using #KrispyKremeSummer.

The Rusty Spoon: Throwback Thursday Dinner

The Rusty Spoon

The Rusty Spoon has been celebrating their 5th Anniversary with a series of special events, and to continue the celebration they’re hosting a Throwback Thursday dinner.

The dinner will showcase culinary confidants, Chef Melissa Kelly of Primo and Chef Kathleen Blake of The Rusty Spoon cooking a celebratory dinner together to honor their 20 year friendship. 

During this very special event, The Rusty Spoon has invited Cleveland’s Lady Butchers, Penny Brarend and Mellissa Khoury, to cook alongside of Chef Kelly and Chef Blake as they bring their Saucisson skills to Orlando.

Saucisson is a collaborative effort to bring artisans meats to brick and mortar location in Cleveland, and a percentage of the night’s sales will be donated to the its kickstarter campaign. For more information on their efforts, visit kickstarter.com with keyword – Lady Butchers of Saucisson.

The Throwback Thursday dinner being held on Earth Day, April 21st, and the meal will stay true to Chef Blake’s dedication to the ‘farm to table’ movement.

The cost to attend the dinner is $95, and reservations can be made by calling (407) 401-8811.

The Rusty Spoon
The Rusty Spoon
55 W. Church St.
407-401-8811
www.therustyspoon.com

Krispy Kreme Hops Into Spring With Adorable Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Ghostbusters Halloween Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Hops Into Spring With Adorable Doughnuts

Spring into warmer weather with the return of your favorite festive Krispy Kreme Doughnuts including the Bunny Bum, Chocolate Iced Glazed with Sprinkles, Chick, Egg and White Iced Sprinkled Egg doughnut.

Fans can enjoy these treats now through March 27 at the following local Krispy Kreme locations:

Krispy Kreme Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 hours

1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789

Open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday–Thursday) and

5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)

Krispy Kreme Millenia– Open 24 hours
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939

Krispy Kreme Kissimmee– Open 24 hours
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
(192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746

“Spring doughnuts are the perfect way to welcome and celebrate the season,” said Tony Thompson, President and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “Each doughnut is a creative take on the classic symbols of springtime and we know our fans will enjoy sharing them with family and friends.”

Krispy Kreme Bunny Bum

The Bunny Bum doughnut is a heart-shaped doughnut dipped in white and glossy icing. The bunny tail is created with a dollop of white Kreme™ and finished off with bunny feet made of sugar.

Krispy Kreme Sprinkle Doughnut

The Chocolate Iced Glazed doughnut is dipped in chocolate icing and topped with colorful sprinkles.

Krispy Kreme Chick Doughnut

The Chick doughnut is filled with our classic white Kreme™ and dipped in yellow icing and sanding sugar. It is then finished with orange and chocolate icing.

Krispy Kreme Egg Doughnut

The Egg is a filled doughnut dipped in purple icing and topped with yellow and green detail icing.

The White Iced Sprinkled Egg features a colorful sprinkle blend on top of a white and glossy base.

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Krispy Kreme Celebrates Valentine’s Day With Sweet Treats

Krispy Kreme Ghostbusters Halloween Doughnuts

Filled with Love: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Special Sweet Treats

Celebrate the season of love with the perfect sweet treats from Krispy Kreme for your special someone! Enjoy four limited-time doughnuts including the Luv Bug, Bee Mine, Sprinkle Heart and Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles doughnuts now through February 14, 2016 at the following Central Florida locations:

Krispy Kreme Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 hours

1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789

Open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday–Thursday) and

5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)

Krispy Kreme Millenia – Open 24 hours
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939

Krispy Kreme Kissimmee – Open 24 hours
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
(192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746

“Valentine’s Day is a time for people to share joy and love with one another,” said Tony Thompson, president and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “Each year our Valentine’s Day doughnuts bring smiles to our customers’ faces. We are thrilled to continue that tradition by introducing our new doughnuts for this special time of year.”

Valentine’s Day  LUV Bug at Krispy Kreme

The Luv Bug doughnut features a smiling lady bug face made of sugar. The filled doughnut is decorated with red and chocolate icing.

Valentine's Day Bee Mine at Krispy Kreme

The Bee Mine doughnut is filled with Krispy Kreme’s classic filling, then dipped in chocolate, decorated with red icing, and topped off with a whimsical honey bee made of sugar.

Valentine’s Day  Krispy Kreme Sprinkle Heart

The Sprinkle Heart is a Valentine’s Day favorite! A heart-shaped doughnut is dipped in white icing and topped with colorful Valentine’s Day sprinkles.

Krispy Kreme Hot Light and Original Glazed Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts Shops also offer the Chocolate Iced doughnut with Sprinkles which features the Original Glazed® doughnut dipped in delicious chocolate icing and topped with Valentine’s Day sprinkles. Pair these special doughnuts with a Caramel Mocha beverage, a smooth espresso blended with caramel and chocolate, then topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle to complete your holiday treat (exclusively available at Krispy Kreme Millenia).

Edible Education Experience presents Chef Night with Chef Dawn Viola

Edible Education Experience

Edible Education Experience presents Chef Night with Chef Dawn Viola

January 28, 2016 | 6 – 8:30 pm

The Edible Education Experience presents Chef Dawn Viola who will be sharing simple tips and tricks for navigating food allergies in the kitchen. Discover how to build an allergy-friendly refrigerator and pantry, and how create allergy-friendly meals the entire family can enjoy without having to cook separately for those with food sensitivities. You’ll also create a variety of veggie burgers, refrigerator pickles, and from-scratch ketchup, mustard, and relish.
Limited space — enroll now!

Edible Education Experience Event Details

  • January 28, 2016
  • Sessions held from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • @Orlando Junior Academy (28 E. King Street, Orlando, FL 32804)
  • Cost: Adults $60 / Kids $25
  • Space is limited to 10 guests
  • Contact: Sarah Cahill @ 407-448-1031 or SARAH@EDIBLEED.ORG

 

 

Sugar Factory Orlando is now open!

Sugar Factory Orlando is one of the latest wonderful additions to IDrive 360, located right next to The Orlando Eye. It lists itself as an American brasserie but it really is the ultimate place for sweet treats, gourmet food and world famous smoking goblet candy-infused cocktails!

Sugar Factory Orlando

We had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the menu before it opened to public, and get a taster of what was to come! We were treated to many samples of what would be on the menu for food, and while everything was so delicious, our favorite were the red velvet pancakes with white chocolate chunks and orange zest! They were just sweet enough and would make either the perfect late morning snack, or a tasty dessert after a meal here. In Fact they have a whole page on their menu dedicated to pancakes and waffles, so there really is something for everyone.

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Speaking of sweet things, which is pretty much everything on the menu, another one of our favorites were the milkshakes! We got to try the Very Berry Blast and the Chocolate milkshake, which left us wanting more. They have a large selection of milkshakes on their menu and personally i want to go back and try The Barbie, it’s garnished with pink rock candy crumbles!

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Ok so maybe that wasn’t quite sweet enough for you? If this is the case, then you might want to try their ultimate signature dessert, the WORLD FAMOUS Sugar Factory King Kong Sundae!

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Why yes, those ARE sparklers in the sundae! Other ingredients include… are you ready? 24 scoops of ice cream covered with hot fudge, caramel and strawberry sauce, sliced bananas, toasted marshmallows, Reese’s Pieces, chocolate chip cookies, crushed waffle cones, gummi bears, white chocolate strawberry shavings and toasted walnuts with whipped cream, giant lollipops and aforementioned sparklers blaze away on the top! You can close your mouth now! As you can tell, it’s meant to be shared, they suggest 12 people share this $99 dessert show! When ordered the servers make a fuss, dim the lights and everyones attention is on this dessert! Perfect for birthday parties, bachelorette parties and more!

Now we know desserts can make you thirsty, so what about their drinks? They actually have quite an extensive cocktail and martini menu, but it is their smoking goblet signature drinks that make them famous!

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We actually got to try 4 of them, pictured above, and each one can be made non alcoholic upon request also, and they all feature dry ice for that mystical look.

The blue one was Ocean Blue, which contained Hpnotiq and featured gummi sharks swimming within its deep blue sea!

The orange one was the Mai Tai, which blended fresh orange and pineapple juices with coconut rum topped with a float of Dark Myers rum.

The yellow one was White Gummi, so fresh and fruity and features gummi worms floating around in the goblet!

The green one….well best until last they say, this one was the Lollipop Passion and is their signature goblet. It blends together melon, coconut and pineapple and is garnished with lollipops and necklace candy!

Whether getting one for yourself or to share, I don’t think you could be disappointed with any of these flavors, but just in case…Lollipop Passion!

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After dinner be sure to check out the store side and candy factory amazingness. Whether you are craving one of their famous Couture lollipops, or some gummi bears and chocolates, head to their pick and mix selection. Here you can get everything from trail mix, to spicy hot pepper gummies (take our word for it) and a snake gummi that is so large, when you select it from the container you will be pulling and pulling and pulling until you finally remove it’s 3ft body!

(Disclaimer-We have no confirmation on actual size due to the fact that he got eaten too fast, RIP Gummi Snake, your sacrifice was not in vein!).

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So whether you are on a girls night, bachelorette party, birthday party, or date night, Sugar Factory is perfect for any occasion. On weekends they even have a special brunch menu from 11am-4pm…remember the red velvet pancakes? They also have free parking and valet parking is also available nearby. They are open now, so be sure to stop by when you can and let us know what YOUR favorite drink or menu item was!

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