Friday, June 26, 2009

Here's Hoping Krispy Kreme Can Knock Off a Grillswith

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 6:16 AM

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When my husband took me on a pilgrimage to his alma mater a few years back, we made a stop at legendary diner The White Spot for him to introduce me to the "Grillswith." From almost our first date, he had spoken lovingly of this grilled glazed doughnut cradling a scoop of vanilla ice cream, originally conceived at the now-defunct University Diner, so I feared that it would fail to live up to both his and my expectations. It did not. (How could you screw a hot doughnut and ice cream? Strict constructionists might say by squeezing chocolate sauce over it.) Now, ever since that fateful trip to the diner by campus, I too speak lovingly of the Grillswith.

So it is with great expectation that the Foxes await the debut of Krispy Kreme's new Kool Kreme soft-serve products, including vanilla and chocolate cones, shakes and doughnut sundaes, with a toppings bar of hot fudge, seasonal fruit, Butterfingers, Oreos and Reese's.

On Sunday, June 28, Krispy Kreme stores in Middle Tennessee will host a Kool Kreme Sunday Social, with 10 percent of the day's sales going to Second Harvest Food Bank. From 1 to 3 p.m., stores will host family-friendly activities such as face-painting, giveaways, mini-doughnut samples and a Kool Kamp misting tent.

Sunday Socials will take place at 408 Thompson Lane in Nashville, 434 Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna and 1733 Mallory Lane in Cool Springs.

If you've ever tasted a Grillswith and you get to the Sunday Social, please report back on how a Krispy Kreme doughnut sundae stands up to the original.

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