In honor of the Royal Wedding taking place this week, DD is rolling out a special, limited edition Royal Wedding Donut. (DD’s CEO and Prez is a dual U.S. and British citizen.) I like the idea, but I have to say, I think the donut they came up with is pretty lame. And the explanation is doubly lame.
“…the team couldn’t resist making a heart-shaped glazed donut that’s filled with jelly. The heart signifies the love between Prince William and Catherine, and the donut is filled with jelly to represent how their lives are to be ever-filled with happiness. In honor of the traditional white wedding gown, the donut is topped with white frosting, but adds a modern twist with the chocolate drizzle, in celebration of William’s love for chocolate. ”
Chocolate drizzle is “a modern twist”? Seriously, the best they could come up with is a heart-shaped donut filled with (don’t hold your breath) jelly and (keep breathing) vanilla and chocolate icing?
Why not a variation of the McVitie’s chocolate biscuit cake that Prince William specially requested for the wedding reception? Or a donut with a British flag theme or a royally classic flavor combination like pb&j, or a donut topped with edible gold flakes to honor the crown? The one they came up with is nothing but the uninspired offspring of their marble frosted and jelly donuts. I know this city is fiercely loyal to its beloved chain; but I think that’s partly why Boston isn’t anywhere near the doughnut town New York is.