Reading Time: 2 minutes The new vegan donut is said to have the same taste and texture as the original glaze (pictured) Credit: Adobe
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Krispy Kreme has revealed it will be launching a glazed vegan donut in the UK – its first animal-free offering.

According to the donut giant, its new offering – the Original Glazed Vegan – has the same texture and flavor as its iconic Original Glazed option, which it launched in 1937.

The Original Glazed Vegan will launch for pre-orders from December 21 and for nationwide orders from January 5 next year. A box will cost £10.45 + delivery charge.

Part of the Irresistibly Original range, the Original Glazed Vegan Dozen will be exclusively available only for pre-orders from December 21 and orders for delivery from January 5, 2021 for UK nationwide delivery priced at £10.45 + delivery.

Vegan Krispy Kreme

“We are excited to extend our range of iconic irresistibly original doughnuts with the launch of our first ever vegan offering, available exclusively in the UK,” said Louise Direito Krispy Kreme UK and Ireland’s head of innovation.

“We know January is a time that many are trying out new lifestyles and set ourselves the challenge to create a plant-based doughnut that is equally delicious as the original, with absolutely no compromise.”

‘So happy’

Leading UK vegan food outlet Vegan Food UK shared the news on its Instagram account – garnering largely positive feedback. The organization wrote: “ITS OFFICIAL: @krispykremeuk announced today that they will launch a Vegan Glazed Donut (much like their original).

“The new donut will be launching very soon so keep your eyes open. We are so happy as we have been bugging KK for ages to launch a vegan donut.”.

Vegan Krispy Kreme reaction

One of the organizations followers wrote: “OMG I was literally thinking about this yesterday.”

Another said: “Yeeeees! Love a Krispy Kreme.”

One was less impressed. saying: “About f***ing time Krispy Kremes. And where are your other flavors?! Fillings, toppings? Not really good enough, have moved on to Doughnut Time and Crosstown.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.