Photo: Krispy Kreme Japan

Krispy Kreme Japan releasing New Year cheesy mouse doughnut to celebrate year of the rat

By Jess, grape Japan

Krispy Kreme already announced their super cute set of New Year doughnuts to bring some festive vibes to your coffee break or holiday party. On offer is some sweet treats shaped like snowmen and even a chocolatey mouse to celebrate 2020’s Chinese zodiac animal.


These adorable doughnuts will go on sale from Dec 26 in Krispy Kreme branches all over Japan. However, the "premium" Krispy Kreme New Year doughnut is so special, you can only buy it in one particular department store in Nagoya (JR Nagoya Takashimaya).

If you happen to be a lucky inhabitant of Nagoya, you can celebrate New Year in luxury, with a Krispy Kreme Premium Mouse.

While in English we call it the year of the rat, the Japanese word nezumi makes no distinction between mice and rats, so both rodents are appropriate celebratory motifs. Possibly to emphasize cuteness, Krispy Kreme have chosen to have a mouse as the main star of their New Year doughnut.

For the premium range, luxury ingredients such as whipped cream is used, and each freshly made doughnut is decorated, one by one in-store.

The Premium Mouse doughnut is coated with pudding flavored butter crunch chocolate to look like some cheese that the creature has nibbled its way through. The mouse itself is made of whipped cream with chocolate ears and features. Carrying on the cheesy theme, the middle of the doughnut is stuffed with cream cheese. The mouse is even holding a triangular slice of a cheddar cheese flavored snack.

Like the other New Year Krispy Kreme offerings, the doughnut goes on sale from Dec 26 to about the middle of January and will cost 300 yen plus tax. But you’ll have to scurry on over to JR Nagoya station’s Takashimaya department store to nibble on this lucky treat.

Source: Krispy Kreme Japan

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