Krispy Kreme’s Fall Menu Is Here—and We Taste Tested Every Pumpkin Spice Doughnut

Krispy Kreme brought back its famous cheesecake-filled pumpkin spice doughnuts for us!

When fall rolls around, it seems like pumpkin spice lattes always hog the spotlight. Not that we don’t absolutely love our PSLs, but when you’re a pumpkin fanatic such as myself, you crave variety. And while Dunkin’ is a solid option with its pumpkin spice doughnuts and Munchkins, there’s a whole ‘nother company beckoning to me.

You guessed it—Krispy Kreme!

It’s time to visit your nearest shop, because this year Krispy Kreme is introducing a Pumpkin Spice Doughnut collection. That’s not all—you can expect to see some maple and apple action too.

Every Item in the Krispy Kreme Fall Doughnut Collection, Ranked

Taste of Home producer Linda Cheung ordered everything in the pumpkin spice collection, along with one apple and one maple doughnut each. Her parents used to own a doughnut shop, so you know her ratings are legit!

Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed

All of the goodness of an original glazed doughnut with a subtle hint of the pumpkin spice flavor. Not too sweet and ideal for someone that enjoys the taste of fall flavors without it being too overpowering. Final rating: 7.5/10

Pumpkin Spice Latte Swirl

Perfect for those that love cinnamon sugar doughnuts! Krispy Kreme balances the flavor of a classic cinnamon sugar doughnut with a subtle kick of pumpkin spice. I didn’t really get a “latte” flavor from the doughnut, though. Final rating: 7.5/10

Pumpkin Spice Original Filled Cheesecake

This stuffed doughnut is incredible! The cheesecake filling overpowers the pumpkin spice flavor since it’s already so subtle, but not in a bad way. The flavors work together for a nice bite. Final rating: 8/10

Apple Fritter

You can’t go wrong with a classic. Everything about an apple fritter makes me think of fall. This doughnut has the perfect amount of cinnamon, plus I loved the crunch from the glaze and the texture from the apple chunks. Final rating: 8/10

Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut

My favorite pumpkin spice doughnut out of the all the pumpkin options at Krispy Kreme. The amount of pumpkin spice flavor is stronger in this one, but not overbearing. The glaze gives it a nice bite and I can definitely see myself enjoying this with a coffee. Final rating: 9/10

Maple Pecan Cheesecake

My favorite out of the bunch! It’s the sweetest doughnut out of all of the ones I tried, but it’s a nice twist on a classic maple bar. The cheesecake filling complements the maple icing so well. The salted pecans on top give it a nice added texture and makes for the perfect bite! Final rating: 10/10

When Can I Get These?

Krispy Kreme pumpkin spice doughnuts are out right now! We don’t know how long these will be around, so pick up a dozen ASAP. Head over to Krispy Kreme before it’s too late and have yourself a pumpkin-filled month. Of course, we’ll be stocking up on all our favorite pumpkin spice products, too.

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Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.