Photo: Krispy Kreme Japan

Krispy Kreme Japan’s cute and spooky doughnuts return for new harvest themed Halloween line

By grape Japan

Krispy Kreme Japan have become known for their themed treats, from New Year to Easter, they bring us limited-time only doughnuts that can satisfy our cravings for seasonally appropriate goods. In Japan, you’re likely to see the cuter side of Halloween rather than genuine frights and gore, and for this year’s spooky offering, the doughnut chain have also taken that route, going for a nice, inoffensive harvest theme.

This upcoming line of doughnuts is called "Monster Harvest" and it includes four Halloween themed items.


The harvest imagery would be incomplete without a pumpkin, so Krispy Kreme are once again rolling out the Pumpkin Custard Jack. But they claim that this year’s is even more delicious due to the generous helping of pumpkin custard inside. The pumpkin’s face is made from pumpkin flavoured chocolate and there’s a single pumpkin seed on top to create the stem.


The theme continues with the Apple Caramel Monster. It’s a Halloween harvest, so naturally, it’s not a normal apple. The caramel chocolate and apple doughnut has just one eye and a cheeky expression. The glaze is made using apples from Aomori prefecture. How seasonal!


Sometimes, at a harvest, there might be a cat. There might be. The next doughnut is called Black Cat Marron. This feline face shaped treat has features made from white chocolate and is full of chestnut flavored cream. There’s also poppy seeds as extra decoration.


Back to basics, the Halloween Sprinkle is a pudding flavored chocolate covered ring doughnut with "Halloween colored" sprinkles on top.

If you get the Halloween Dozen or Halloween Dozen Half set, the doughnuts come in seasonally apt boxes which make them perfect to bring to a Halloween party.

The Monster Harvest doughnuts will be available from Sept 11 and Halloween itself is the last day you can grab them.

Source: Krispy Kreme Japan

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For god's sake, it's still August. Why do I see Halloween decorations and chocolates for Halloween already in the supermarkets? No doubt, come 1 November, they'll be replaced by Christmas stuff. Easter is now getting worse and worse in Japan too - every single item with one iota of egg is promoted as Easter-friendly.

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I’m still surprised by their popularity here. KK is one of the worst donut places in the States.

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Anyway, I’m still surprised by their popularity here. KK is one of the worst donut places in the States.

I remember when KK first came to the West Coast and people would wait in their cars for hours to get donuts. After 10 years, 99% of them closed. Then I heard about Japanese coming back from Honolulu with boxes and boxes of KK donuts. Then they opened here and lines were also hours long. Now you can just walk up anytime and buy donuts. People go but they are not as popular as Mister Donut and more expensive.

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These doughnuts are absolutely disgusting, They taste like a mixture of grease and sugar, no other flavour at all.

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Cute, but I've never set foot in a Krispy Kreme and never will... unless it's for someone else.

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I miss the Dunkin Donuts I used to eat in London around 1998. Best flavors and a LOT of filling ! Their apple donut was insane. And 2 for 1 £50 !

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After nights out we used to go to the Dunkin Donuts in Piccadilly Circus to fuel our long bus ride home.

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Every once in a while I stop at Krispy Kreme near Kawasaki station for a donut/coffee set and it is a nice environment and good coffee. The donuts are fine for me considering I eat 1-2 a year and am not a donut connoisseur.

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