We are HUGE fans of the Kinnikinnick donuts at my house because they are gluten-free, peanut and nut-free since 2009, and sesame-free since July 2013. This sweet product (pun intended) is safe for everyone in my household and is always a special treat!
The donuts come in several varieties: chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, maple glazed, and pumpkin spice. The first three flavors I mentioned are usually available at our local Kroger, H-E-B, and specialty food store. I only say “usually” because these breakfast treats are so popular they are gone within hours of hitting the shelves.
I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for the cinnamon spice variety with no luck. I emailed the folks at Kinnikinnick and they told me this particular variety is a seasonal flavor and is only available by ordering online. I’ll admit to being more than a little sad I couldn’t just cruise down the aisle at the grocery store to find it.
As luck would have it, the company approached me a few days later and asked if I would be willing to review the Pumpkin Spice Donuts for my blog.
I mean…it’s a tough job, but I guess somebody has to do it! 🙂
Before I go on, you should know that I’m almost always open to reviewing a product…with the stipulation that I am able to share my true thoughts on the product with my readers. When you read my review on a product…less than satisfactory or over the top amazing…you can count on it’s authenticity.
I’ll admit the deck was already stacked in Kinnikinnick’s favor because I’m such a big fan of their other products. Still, I was curious if the Pumpkin Spice variety could hold its own against the others.
I’m happy to say the donuts were a HIT at our house! In Texas, we have been blessed to receive some cool mornings this week and a Pumpkin Spice Donut with a steaming cup of hot chocolate was the perfect way to start this morning! I found the donut to be very moist and really loved the fact that it was drizzled with icing instead of entirely glazed. My son said the icing drizzle was his favorite part of the breakfast treat!
There are a limited number of things I will order online for my family because of the expense and freshness-issues associated with shipping, but these donuts were tasty enough that I would consider ordering a package or two every year for the holidays.
Bottom Line: I give this product an A and will most likely purchase in the future for a special holiday treat!