There's nothing like a Krispy Kreme donut and if anyone tries to tell a person otherwise, they're just wrong. In all seriousness, Krispy Kreme has a reputation that's founded in tradition and classic flavors and, as the brand evolved, so did its donuts. Today, the menu is wide and varied and includes more choices than could possibly fit into one article without seeming overly extensive, so we're focusing on the best flavors. It takes many a Krispy Kreme trip (and trying the same flavors multiple times) in order to determine which ones deserve a spot at the time, but someone has to do it.


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Some would argue that there are no better donuts in the world (or, at least, in the U.S.) than those that come from Krispy Kreme. In order to prove that theory, here's the ultimate ranking of the best donuts, out of a total of 48, that money can buy from everyone's favorite donut shop.

Original Glazed

Not surprisingly, the Original Glazed is the top contender to theoretically beat. The chances are that there will never be another donut that even comes close to knocking this one out of first place because as the OG, its recipe has been perfected time and time again. That tender, cloud-like interior with that slightly crunchy, wholesomely sweet exterior is a heavenly combination.

Chocolate Iced Glazed

For chocolate lovers, the Chocolate Iced Glazed might be the one that comes close to knocking the Original Glazed out of the running for number one, though. This donut sports the same textures as the original but with a decadent, indulgent flavor profile. This answers all of our chocolate-filled dreams and so much more.

Glazed Chocolate Donut

With a cake-like interior and a flavor that's similar to that of a chocolate cake, this is another one for chocolate lovers. However, it's the perfect balance of sweetness between the chocolate donut and the classic glaze that has everyone falling in love with it. Just by looking at this donut, you can tell that you're in for a treat - it's the hardcore glaze gaze for us.

Glazed Blueberry Cake

Blueberry donuts are still trending and it's possibly due to the fact that they taste just like blueberry cake or a blueberry loaf. The pillowy interior of this donut is super sweet with a slight boldness from those blueberries, with a glaze that evenly tempers the tartness from the blue speckles all over and throughout.

Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles

While glazed is a classic, chocolate iced donuts with sprinkles are also classics. This donut combines the best of both worlds with a glazed donut and that delightful chocolate icing, with a little extra sweetness and texture from the sprinkles that adorn the top of it. Not everyone is a sprinkle fan, though, which is why it's lower on the list.

Chocolate Iced With Custard Filling

Otherwise known as the Boston Creme donut, interestingly enough, this donut is hit or miss with some people. It could be the fact that those who visit Krispy Kreme don't go there to have donuts that are filled, or it could just be the fact that these donuts aren't glazed and just sport chocolate icing.

Cake Batter

Some donuts already taste like cake so to create a cake batter flavored donut might seem a bit like overkill, but that doesn't mean it's not good. The Cake Batter donut is one of the best but it's certainly not the best, and it's hefty on the sweetness. So if you're looking for a donut that truly packs a punch and makes every day feel like your birthday, this is it.

Glazed Raspberry

Not everyone is a raspberry fan but Krispy Kreme really brings this flavor combination to life. Its glaze is a true match for the slightly tart raspberry filling that can be found oozing from the center of this donut after the first bite, even if it isn't everyone's favorite flavor combination.

Chocolate Iced Raspberry Filled

Adding chocolate to raspberry is a classic move but is it possible that it could be too much? For those who appreciate all things chocolate and berry, this is a donut that will likely make you happy. For those who could take or leave the combination, you're better off sticking with one or the other.

Glazed Sour Cream

The flavor of the Glazed Sour Cream is one that's there but subtle. It's not as sweet as the others despite its exterior glaze and it's a bit denser than you'd expect, which actually helps to boost those flavors and give this donut its uniqueness. However, the sour cream aspect is very, very light, which some people can take or leave depending on their tangy preference.

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