It's here. After months of waiting - the donut to end all other donuts. Krispy Kreme has launched The Nexus Level donut, an Xbox style treat which is sure to tickle your taste buds. As with any big release, we've been on the ground day one to check it out, give it a taste, and share our thoughts. While we're not quite donut connoisseurs, we recognise good food when we try it, and this provided a rollercoaster of emotions for our senses.
Where do we start? Perhaps with the packaging. We picked up a dozen donuts, and The Nexus Level donut rested in the middle, tantalising us with its gorgeous green icing. Unfortunately, the box rubbed some of the initial design away, so if you're going for presentation, you may want to transport it carefully. Nonetheless, it's all about how it tastes rather than how it looks, which luckily it delivers in bucket loads.
From its chewy texture to its delicious, gooey brownie filling, it's an assault on the senses from the moment it touches your tongue. The soft texture of the dough compliments the chocolate filling perfectly, and if we're not mistaken, there's a hint of apple residing within the icing, gifting it that extra little kick. Breaking into it, you could easily be put off by its contents, but trust us when we say it's all in the bite.
It's not too messy, either. More often than not, Krispy Kreme donuts have the ability to cover us in powder, icing, sugar, and an assortment of other condiments, but here, everything is structured to perfection. Even when tearing into the donut for the first time, we couldn't believe how incredible it was in terms of accessibility. You could easily take this onto public transport, or even to the park without the fear of ruining your best top.
As far as Xbox themed donuts go, this takes home the award for the best. It's delicious, with an assortment of varying palates that provide a sweet undertone throughout its chewy, gooey contents. Just when one wave of flavour ends, you're left with another delicious taste glistening your tongue. We do wish more was done to preserve its presentation, but you win some and you lose some. At the end of the day, all that matters is how it tastes, and for that, we can't fault it.
Bravo, Krispy Kreme. Bravo.