Krispy Kreme | New at Metrocentre

Krispy Kreme metrocentre / Tru Blood Orange drink from

I’m a huge fan of Krispy Kreme, I don’t like any other doughnuts. Anyone who has ever tried their doughnuts have been eager for Krispy Kreme to arrive in the North East. Thanks to Klee, I got the opportunity to go to their Hotlight store launch at Metrocentre in Gateshead last week. Can’t say no to donuts and a glass of bubbly, and learn how to do a “doughnut” dance. Going to try those moves next time I hit the dancefloor! I knew it would be a fun, relaxed and easy-going event. Now, I know that Krispy Kreme isn’t new to the majority of people who is reading this but this is the first store in the north east, and a milestone 50th UK branch. I had troubles trying to find my way there but we got there in the end. The store which also has a drive-thru service is located in the new complex called MetrOasis which is situated outside of the Metrocentre, between the red and yellow carpark. 
Metrocentre is Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centre. It used to have an indoor theme park and a big arcade. That has been replaced with Odeon/IMAX and lots of restaurants including the ever popular Nandos, Wagamamas, Frankie and Benny’s and Yo! Sushi. 
I treated myself and my family to a double dozen, alongside a glass of Tru Blood* which is a blood orange sparkly drink. This drink isn’t from Krispy Kreme but it is available from Cyber Candy. Tru Blood is an official HBO Licensed product, a product that is inspired by the tv series, True Blood. I’ve never watched it – should I start watching it? Is it good?


  1. 12th September 2012 / 7:09 pm

    I absolutely love True Blood and my my ego did a little back flip when I saw this on your blog! True Blood is quite an addictive show. The fifth season has just finished in America. I suggest you watch them all from the first series as the characters and story lines are quite developed at this stage. A colleague of mine has also lent me the Sookie Stackhouse novels, on which the show was based. xx

  2. 12th September 2012 / 7:09 pm

    Oh my lord!!! SO jealous. I am majorly obsessed with Krispy Kremes but they don't have one in Nottingham yet :(! Birminghams my closest!

    Robyn Mayday

  3. Anonymous
    12th September 2012 / 7:32 pm

    Oh you LUCKY LUCKY thing getting to go to this launch. I agree, other doughnuts are not as nice or tempting enough as Krispy Kreme. I would eat about 5 of these bad boys in one go. The shop looks huge and I'd love to try that drink. So jealous!

    Gemma x

  4. 12th September 2012 / 7:41 pm

    True Blood good. Krispy Kremes good. Looks like you have two good combinations here. Can you believe I used to hate dounts! not anymore after I had one of these babies!!

  5. 12th September 2012 / 8:13 pm

    So jealous, I am not a huge donut fan but love Krispy Kremes! x

  6. Anonymous
    12th September 2012 / 8:24 pm

    i'm quite ashamed to say this, but i never tried krispy kreme until last week at the office, they're lush ! x

  7. 12th September 2012 / 8:57 pm

    I love krispy kremes as well, the best doughnuts out there for definite! This picture just makes me want to go eat a whole box hahaha! xxx

  8. 12th September 2012 / 8:59 pm

    Found out the other day about the metro centre having a krispy kreme i need a trip there soon!!! I used to love true blood but i think in the last two seasons its gone down hill 🙁 xxx

  9. 12th September 2012 / 9:37 pm

    Krispy Kreme's are amazing! I'm lucky to live in Manchester where there's at least 3 branches – quite dangerous though… 🙂 x

  10. 12th September 2012 / 9:39 pm

    YAY KRISPY KREME I can't believe there's one in the metrocentre and I had no idea! Definitely going to be heading up there soon, oh my gosh!

    dozen dresses

  11. 12th September 2012 / 9:47 pm

    Aww, the metro centre, how I miss thee! I've been waiting for this to open for a while, then I was gutted to find it opened in September just as I move away!
    I love Krispy Kreme, although my mum cannot fathom how a box of donuts costs £10 haha.

  12. 12th September 2012 / 10:15 pm

    looks so yummy! i try to stay away from krispy kreme as it can get too addictive and guilty calories lol

  13. Anonymous
    12th September 2012 / 11:17 pm

    *food and liquid nourishment jealousy* NOM! No Krispy Kremes in the back end of nowhere in NI that's for sure 🙁

  14. 13th September 2012 / 6:45 am

    Yay! I'm so glad you finally got one near you! Would love to see you doing the doughnut dance haha! My brother-in-law was down from Derby yesterday and I had a box of Krispy Kreme's and he'd never heard of them. I've got about 6 left so I know what I've got for breakfast today – that's acceptable right? x

  15. 13th September 2012 / 7:20 am

    True Blood is one of my favourite shows on TV and definitely well worth a watch – although the first few episodes of season 1 really don't do it justice!

    It's so cool that you can now buy the drink – I'm definitely ordering some for Halloween this year! 😀


  16. 13th September 2012 / 7:41 am

    Mmmm, they look gorgeous! I've never tried Krispy Kreme!

  17. 13th September 2012 / 8:11 am

    They look SO yummy! I'm Krispy Kreme obsessed.

    – Keyta x

  18. 13th September 2012 / 8:24 am

    And i want doughnuts now…. loving true blood, on series 8! def worth a watch!

  19. 13th September 2012 / 11:41 am

    Oh good lord, they look AMAZING! They are launching a store in Edinburgh early next year… can't wait! x

  20. 13th September 2012 / 11:55 am

    Oh my goodness, I'm jealous! <3 xo

  21. 13th September 2012 / 12:01 pm

    Oh my, I hope you're happy now, I'm drooling 😀 and I'm so disappointed, we don't have Jrispy Kreme here in Italy.

  22. 13th September 2012 / 12:20 pm

    I LOVE Krispy Kreme – might have to get one over the weekend! 🙂 I haven't watched Tru Blood either…debating whether to watch it myself xx

  23. 13th September 2012 / 12:28 pm

    I've never had a krispy kreme doughnut before, they look so yummy though 🙂 I have been hooked on true blood since the start, if you like those vampire type shows I'd say it's worth a watch 🙂 xx

  24. 13th September 2012 / 4:30 pm

    Mmmm these look so good! I've never tried Krispy Kreme donuts before – when I go to London next month I'm definitely going to have my eyes peeled! x

  25. 13th September 2012 / 7:36 pm

    Ahh Krispy Kremes are amazing – they recently opened one near my work and I was over the moon (although my diet has gone down the pan since!) my favourite is definitely the 'millionaire shortbread' xx

  26. 13th September 2012 / 11:14 pm

    I love Krispy Kreme. Trouble is they've spoiled all other doughnuts for me now. Nothing will ever taste as good!

  27. 14th September 2012 / 1:11 am

    True Blood is a great show, i'm hooked…if you like rude and crude vampires its a must watch 🙂

  28. 14th September 2012 / 2:49 pm

    I went there yesterday! It was amazing, my first taste of one was in New York. Now there's on less than 20mins away from me! 😀 I love True Blood, I've watched every single episode.

    Just Smile.

  29. 15th September 2012 / 1:32 pm

    so jealous! I absolutely love them! I don't have one near me though xx


  30. 27th September 2012 / 7:35 pm

    love krispy kreme! my favourite is the berry glaze one 🙂 x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *