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3 Doughnut Flavors You've Never Tried

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With spring signaling a new school year in Japan, Krispy Kreme is starting off the new academic year with three new additions to its puff pastry lineup. These amazing-looking doughnuts are targeted toward a Japanese audience, and just by looking at them, you can tell they're quintessentially Japanese.

Yummy Japan partnered up with YouTuber Charlyjapan to get a special sneak preview of a set of three new flavors from Krispy Kreme in Japan. There aren’t as many of these shops in Japan as there are, say, Mister Donut outlets, but that just means Krispy Kreme needs to make spectacularly delicious doughnuts to lure the customers in, right?

Well, we think these doughnuts will do just that! Although these puffy pastries might not be out for public consumption until February 24, 2016, we're just dying to try one.

First up is the sakura-flavored donut, which has pink icing and a sakura (cherry blossom) cream filling inside the always-scrumptious Krispy Kreme doughnut. If you're a fan of sakura-flavored goodies, Charlyjapan definitely thinks you’ll love this one.

The second doughnut up for a taste test is yuzu-flavored. This Japanese citrus fruit is a pretty traditional flavor that’s added to all sorts of things. Thankfully, the tangy taste matches supremely well with the sweet doughnut for a serene flavor overall.

Last, but certainly not least, is the kuromitsu and green tea cake doughnut. Kuromitsu is kind of like a charred black sugar honey, and it’s often associated with sweets from Okinawa. Green tea lovers will be in heaven, as this old-fashioned doughnut really packs the matcha flavor.

Like so many tasty things in Japan, these donuts will only be sold for a limited time, from February 24 to March 22, costing ¥230 (US$2) each.It seems like the perfect set of sweets to tide you over until spring officially hits our calendars, so head on over to a Krispy Kreme location in Japan to pick these up while you can. And definitely check out Yummy Japan for more great videos bringing you the latest and greatest from the Land of the Rising Sun!

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