Review: The Forza Festival Doughnut - A Delightful Treat For The Summer Season

Xbox and Krispy Kreme are back for round two of their doughnut crossover, and this time, Forza Horizon 5 is along for the ride! Joining last year's chocolatey Xbox doughnut (which we happened to love back then) is a raspberry-filled treat fit for a long cruise across the open roads of Mexico. But, most importantly, how does the new addition taste?

Well, let us tell you, it's bloody fantastic! The smooth combination of sweet raspberry jam and delightfully fluffy cream is just an absolute joy, and it really does feel like a lovely summer's eve in the form of a freshly-baked pillow-y doughnut. I never thought I'd write that on this site!

When it comes to presentation though, Forza Horizon 5 (the actual game) surely has them both beat. In last year's review we noted the appearance of the doughnut as the only real downside, and well, that very same con is back again in 2022. The iced topping was somewhat smudged here, and as you can see by the pictures below, some of Xbox's chocolate had found it's way over to the raspberry coating of the Forza treat. Nothing major, but a little more care and attention would have gone a long way. It's no ray-traced doughnut, put it that way.

Thankfully, these minor visual mishaps didn't sour the experience, and both donuts were delicious. The new Xbox effort is filled with chocolate brownie butter (much like the 2021 version) and it provides a nice, rich option next to Forza's sickly sweet doughnut. Both are great though, especially when eaten together with reckless abandon and no concern for one's diet.

Overall, we'd have to say that the Forza Festival Doughnut is one to rival any of Krispy Kreme's other efforts, and we certainly think it tops the standard Xbox doughnut. Something just works so well with the raspberry and cream filling, you just can't go wrong! Whether you're commuting to work, cruising across Mexico or just fancy a fresh treat, we can wholeheartedly recommend the Forza Krispy Kreme doughnut. The stuff of dreams!

Let us know if you're venturing out to try one of these tasty treats down below.