Krispy Kreme's New Honey Donuts Are Almost Too Cute To Eat

Krispy Kreme is buzzing into Spring and World Bee Day with its new line of Oh, Honey! donuts. The release is a trio of honey-flavored donuts. The Honey Pull-Apart is a donut cluster modeled after honeycomb. The Honey Cake features salted honey drizzle and crisp oat topping, and the Honey Bee is adorned in honey bee decorations complete with two round wafer cookie wings. With a lineup like that, you're sure to find the perfect donut to suit your taste buds.

The Oh, Honey! Collection debuted May 9 and is only available through May 22 at participating locations nationwide. If you're a true "bee-liever" and want to try them all, you can grab the Honey Lover's Dozen box, an assortment of each. Oh, Honey! donut.

As part of this limited release, Krispy Kreme includes a complimentary seed paper card with every Honey Lover's Dozen purchase. Donut-lovers can take the dragonfly-shaped card home and promote bee environments by growing their own flowers. 

A treat for the planet

Plantable paper is a biodegradable card packed full of seeds, explains Botanical Paperworks. All customers need to do is plant the paper under the soil and water it; the paper will decompose naturally and fall away. Then, folks at home can sit back, donut in hand, and watch their flowers grow. The 2019 vinyl reissue of Mort Garson's 1976 album Plantasia – an instrumental collection of songs designed to keep plants healthy and happy –- featured plantable paper as the digital download card. Wildflower seed paper is a great way to grow the plants bees need and, as the Krispy Kreme product release says, "It's easy."

For the Oh, Honey! line, Krispy Kreme is partnering with Planet Bee, a foundation dedicated to integrating environmental education into traditional classroom STEM curriculum, with emphasis on the huge role bees play in nature. "Our innovation team has been hard at work to create our first-ever honey doughnut collection," says Dave Skeena, Krispy Kreme Chief Marketing Officer, via a press release. "And so have honeybees!" Krispy Kreme is even taking an active role in fostering bee population growth: it has plans to plant flower gardens at select franchise locations, reports ChewBoom.