Krispy Kreme Brings Back Discontinued Flavors With Fan Favorite Lineup

Hot-off-the-press and hot-off-the-line, Krispy Kreme announced that it is delivering fans a side of nostalgia with its latest Fan Favs collection. Exactly what it sounds like, starting May 16 the brand will offer an array of previously released, limited-edition doughnuts that once captured the hearts of pastry lovers across the nation. A total of four filled and hand-dipped doughnuts from the last few years will be featured in the collection, providing the much-anticipated encore that customers have long awaited.

Created with Krispy Kreme fans in mind, Global Chief Brand Officer for Krispy Kreme, Dave Skena shared, "Our fans know what they want, so we thought, 'let's give them what they want'. We're excited to treat our fans with this limited-time re-release."

That said, although any number of flavors could have made the cut, the doughnuts undergoing a revival are all cult classics from the last few years. Back from their brief appearances in 2018 are the Banana Pudding Doughnut topped with cream and a triad of vanilla wafers and the berry-forward Strawberries & Kreme Doughnut. Alongside these two iconic offerings is also the Chocolate Kreme Pie Doughnut decorated with a dollop of cream and chocolate chunks from 2019, in addition to the zesty and tropical Key Lime Pie Doughnut dusted with graham cracker crumbs from 2021. 

Everything you need to know about Fan Favs

If some of the specialty doughnuts included in the Fan Favs lineup look especially familiar, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. The brand's Banana Pudding Doughnut was actually already re-released once as part of Krispy Kreme's 2020 Dessert Doughnuts Collection. Likewise, the Strawberries & Kreme Doughnut features striking similarities to a previously launched Valentine-themed doughnut. Yet, while frequent reappearances on menu boards mean that these flavors could have staying power long-term, the choice to keep bringing them back for a limited time seems to work in Krispy Kreme's favor, adding a degree of exclusivity.

Despite that all of the Fan Favs collection will also only be available for a short window of opportunity, rest assured that the doughnuts can easily be found at any Krispy Kreme location in the meantime. Sold individually or by the half-dozen, the brand is also offering fans the chance to indulge in the Fan Favs Dozen, which includes two of each specialty doughnut along with four Original Glazed doughnuts. Not to mention that a six-pack of Fan Favs can also be found at select grocery stores.