Yesterday I told you all about Day 1 of my awesome trip to Krispy Kreme for their 2012 Blogger Summit at their headquarters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Today will be day 2! It was a short 2 day trip but we got a lot packed into those 2 days!
The day started early with breakfast at the lovely Graylyn Conference Center. The food was really yummy and it was nice to have something savory in advance of the doughnut tasting we knew was coming!
Here is a fun infographic celebrating 75 years of Krispy Kreme!
The picture below is Keri Lyn from She Saved and myself from Day 1 – I meant to include it in yesterday’s post but it didn’t make it. I thought it was a cute picture!
As the bus left The Graylyn for the Krispy Kreme headquarters on Day 2, Keri Lyn snapped this shot of me. Here you can see how pretty The Graylyn is!
We started off the day with a coffee and doughnut pairing. This was a really great experience and here you can see the placemat that described each of the coffees – Krispy Kreme has 3 coffees, a house blend, a dark roast and a decaf. I don’t drink much caffeine, if any, so I sipped the 2 with caffeine and drank some decaf. We tried the coffees without any cream or sugar and it was suggested to try the doughnuts paired with the black coffee as well.
Here are my 3 coffee tastes:
And here are the doughnuts with the coffee. We had another hot original glazed (yum!), a raspberry filled (a new favorite), a blueberry cake and a Kreme filled (double yum!). The coffee was so good paired with the doughnut, even without any cream or sugar! There were unlimited doughnuts there – it was nice to be able to take small tastes from each kind…or not so small tastes, lol!
After the tasting we had a Q and A with the chefs which was fun. we got to ask them all kinds of questions and tweeted their answers out. That morning and early afternoon we got to meet folks from marketing, distribution and the international arenas. Krispy Kreme is very popular in other countries such as Mexico and the Philippines and we got to hear about some of the delicious creations they come up with for other countries like Nutella doughnuts – how yummy does that sound? We also got to do a cocoa tasting which was super informative and very tasty! We had a delicious lunch and then got to make our own doughnuts and coffee beverages! This was fun and I made a creation with dulce de leche filling topped with white chocolate! I honestly couldn’t even take a bite of it though, I was so stuffed from all of the sweets I ate that day!
The weather was starting to get bad and so we headed to the airport a little early. Luckily I got on an earlier flight to Atlanta which ended up leaving almost at the time my flight was supposed to leave. I later found out that the flight I was supposed to be on was over 4 hours delayed and I would have missed my connection!
I arrived home really late that night but was so excited about the great trip I was on. I learned so much about the Krispy Kreme brand and have such a positive vibe from the awesome people met there. The doughnuts were amazing and I had a great time!
Krispy Kreme sponsored my trip but I was not required to write about it. All opinions are my own.
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