The Cheerwine flavored Krispy Kreme donut.
For gentle readers sadly not in the know, Cheerwine is a lightly cherry flavored soda that my brother has described as "God's own sweat."
The donuts are on offer only for the month of July, and available only in North and South Carolina. The two companies cited their close historic ties with the states in deciding to limit the run - although frankly I don't see why they couldn't have thrown a little love southeastern Virginia's way.
I anticipate a hot interstate trade in bootleg pastries springing up.
Reporters from the Salisbury Post got an advance box on Wednesday, and initial reactions were positive. My favorite is this opinion from man on the street Jesse Davis:
Davis was asked to rate the doughnut on a scale of one to 10, asked where the doughnut fell.
”In my mouth,“ he said.
Cheerwine filled doughnuts are a hit | Salisbury, NC - Salisbury Post
Mmm... Cheerwine Filled Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - The Consumerist