Dunkin Donuts Duplicates the Coveted Cronut

By  August 01, 2013

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You’ve drooled over the cronut since you first heard the hybrid name, and even waited in long lines downtown to finally get a taste, but now a version of the dessert has officially gone global.

Dunkin Donuts is the first chain to develop their own variation of the prized pastry, created by the Dominique Ansel Bakery. Known there as the New York Pie donut, Dunkin Donuts introduced it to South Korea over the weekend, according to Quartz. The flaky little pastry is rolled in sugar after it is fried and can sometimes be topped with a flavored frosting while the Domique Ansel original is rolled in sugar, filled with cream, and then topped with a glaze. Is your mouth watering, too?

Another similarity the two pastries share? High demand! Since the launch in May, NYC residents and tourists alike stand in hour long lines for the coveted cronut on a daily basis. Now South Korea is facing the dilemma, along with the two-pastry limit per person.

While there are no current plans for the chain to bring the pastry back to the States, the rapid globalization of the treat is making our craving even worse!