Admittedly, I’m not a doughnut person. Despite the fact that I do fry up batches of doughnuts at home, I’m not really in the habit of munching them. (I leave that to my mom and sister.) But there are days in a woman’s life when only caffeine and sweet fried dough will do to perk one up in the morning.
It just so happened that one of those days coincided with the opening of Krispy Kreme‘s Valero branch yesterday. And so, I ended up with a small Kaffe Kreme (cafe au lait with a touch of doughnut-ty syrup) and a lemon cheesecake doughnut.
If, like me, you don’t like your sinkers too sweet, the lemon cheesecake is a good choice. Despite the heavy shower of crumby brown-sugar streusel on top, it isn’t very sweet. Plus, the creamy, gooey sugared cream cheese center is lightened up by the sharp, citrusy tang of what appears to be a fairly good smoosh of lemon curd. (And, hell yes: I love lemon curd!)
It’s a tad pricey, so I don’t recommend it for a daily morning nosh. But on those days when only coffee and a doughnut can save you, it’s worth it.