New Krispy Kreme Reese's Donuts Feature Potato Sticks, Pretzel Toppings

Krispy Kreme has been going all-in on the limited-time flavors and brand partnerships in recent years. Whether it was working with Popsicle and Good Humor for a line of ice-cream flavors last summer, or their recent line of Biscoff variations, Krispy Kreme has shown a willingness to partner with any food brand that could conceivably become a donut. But we're not complaining — Krispy Kreme makes some darn good donuts and limited-time flavors are always a fun treat for fans looking to mix it up. It seems to be working on the rest of the country too, as Restaurant Business reports that Krispy Kreme sold a record 1.6 billion donuts in 2022.

As for partners, a donut shop that loves to experiment couldn't have a more fitting partner than Reese's, whose line of products feels like it has expanded every time you walk into a convenience store. In fact, if you didn't know even half of the Reese's products out there in the world, we wouldn't be surprised. There are classic spin-offs like Reese's Sticks and Take 5, but have you ever heard of Reese's Crunchers? How about their Big Cups filled with another Reese's product, Reese's Puffs? That's a spin-off inside another spin-off.

As Reese's continues to release new products on its own, the candy brand has teamed with Krispy Kreme for a line of donuts that is sure to entice your taste buds.

Krispy Kreme's new donuts are inspired by Reese's Outrageous and Big Cups

Appropriately for a collaboration with Reese's, the theme of this Krispy Kreme line is salty and sweet. According to a Krispy Kreme press release, their "Salty Sweet Dozen" will feature three new limited-time flavors inspired by some of Reese's more over-the-top offerings, including two based on Reese's Big Cup variations. One Big Cup donut is dipped and filled with peanut butter, drizzled with chocolate, and topped with sea salt praline pretzels and the second has a milk chocolate glaze drizzled with peanut butter and chocolate then topped with potato sticks and a puff of peanut butter creme. And if that is not enough, the last donut is the Reese's Outrageous, with chocolate icing, Reese's pieces, and two drizzles of peanut butter and salted caramel.

The new line was released to Krispy Kreme's nationwide on February 20 and will stick around through March 8, although if history is any hint, this won't be the last time Krispy Kreme and Reese's get together. Their partnership goes all the way back to 2017, when the two companies released their first collaboration, a much more simple peanut butter-filled and chocolate-glazed donut with crumbled peanuts on top. While that recipe might scream "Reese's" a little more clearly, it's exciting to see the unique direction this brand friendship has headed in. 

With any luck, donut lovers will be getting special flavors from Krispy Kreme and Reese's for years to come.