Krispy Kreme’s “Elf” Doughnut Collection: A Sweet Celebration of Nostalgia and Innovation

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By Karmen

In a delightful fusion of nostalgia and culinary innovation, Krispy Kreme has launched its first-ever “Elf” Doughnut Collection, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the beloved holiday film “Elf.”

A Collection Of Holiday Themed Donuts

In a delightful fusion of nostalgia and culinary innovation, Krispy Kreme has launched its first-ever “Elf” Doughnut Collection, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the beloved holiday film “Elf.”

This limited-time offering, starting from November 24, 2023, encapsulates the spirit of the film through a unique array of doughnuts, infusing traditional holiday flavors with a whimsical twist.

The Collection: A Homage to Holiday Cheer

The Inspiration

The collection draws its inspiration from the iconic movie “Elf”, starring Will Ferrell. Partnering with Warner Bros.

Discovery Global Consumer Products, Krispy Kreme, has meticulously designed each doughnut to reflect memorable moments from the film, ensuring that the joy and charm of “Elf” are baked into every bite.

The Flavors: A Culinary Adventure

Christmas Lights Doughnut

The Christmas Lights Doughnut captures the essence of festive decorations. It’s an Original Glazed® Doughnut dipped in rich chocolate icing, drizzled with green icing, and topped with rainbow sprinkles, accompanied by a chocolate “Elf” figurine.

This creation symbolizes the bright and colorful lights that are synonymous with holiday celebrations.

Buddy Snow Globe Doughnut

The Buddy Snow Globe Doughnut is a visual and flavorful delight. Based on Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed® Doughnut, it’s dipped in sugar cookie light blue icing and adorned with white sprinkles.

The powdered sugary snow and a chocolate “Elf” on top not only add to its aesthetic appeal but also enhance its taste, creating a snow globe effect reminiscent of the movie’s whimsical winter scenes.

Santa Belly Doughnut

The Santa Belly Doughnut, a returning favorite, is a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Filled with Cookies & Kreme™, dipped in red icing, and decorated with Santa’s belt and buckle candy piece, this doughnut perfectly encapsulates the joy of Christmas.

Buddy Makes Breakfast Doughnut

A nod to one of the film’s most hilarious scenes, the Buddy Makes Breakfast Doughnut is an inventive concoction.

This doughnut features an Original Glazed® base topped with cake batter spaghetti butter creme, colorful candies made of milk chocolate, sprinkles, and a drizzle of maple – a playful homage to Buddy’s unconventional culinary choices.

Packaging and Presentation

The doughnuts are available in a limited-edition “Elf”-themed dozen box, adorned with festive illustrations including a silhouette of Buddy the Elf. This packaging not only enhances the overall experience but also makes it a perfect holiday gift option.

Beyond the Collection: Expanding the Holiday Spirit

Seasonal Beverages

In addition to the “Elf” Doughnut Collection, Krispy Kreme has also introduced holiday-inspired beverages. These include a Ghirardelli® Hot Chocolate, adding warmth and sweetness to the chilly holiday season and a Sugar Cookie Latte, available iced, hot, or frozen.

Krispy Kreme’s Cyber Monday Deal

In the spirit of holiday savings, Krispy Kreme offers a special Cyber Monday deal. On November 27, customers purchasing any dozen or 16-count Minis can get an Original Glazed Dozen for just $1 using the code CYBERMONDAY.

This offer is a perfect opportunity for customers to indulge in the holiday spirit while enjoying a sweet deal.


For those not near a Krispy Kreme location, the company has made the collection accessible by offering a limited-edition six-pack at select grocery chains including Walmart, Kroger, Food Lion, Wakefern, and Publix. This initiative ensures that the joy of the “Elf” Doughnut Collection reaches a wider audience.

Conclusion: Spreading Joy and Sweetness

Krispy Kreme’s “Elf” Doughnut Collection is more than just a seasonal offering; it’s a celebration of a beloved holiday classic, a testament to the brand’s commitment to innovation, and a means to spread joy and sweetness during the festive season.

By blending the nostalgic charm of “Elf” with their signature doughnut craftsmanship, Krispy Kreme has created a holiday experience that is both delicious and delightful. As the holiday season approaches, these doughnuts offer a perfect way to relish in the festive spirit, one sweet bite at a time.


Karmen is a health and wellness enthusiast from Tartu, Estonia who loves to write about food and nutrition. She got her nutrition counseling certificate in 2016. Karmen shares her partner's passion for cooking and is always looking for ways to make recipes healthier (and meat-free). She's also interested in leading a natural lifestyle and is taking baby steps to a cleaner and more eco-friendly life.

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