Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Japan Co., Ltd. will start selling their "Krispy Kreme Premium Sakura An Butter" donuts from April 1st, 2022.

Sakura-an 桜あん is a variant of anko 餡子, a sweet paste made with red azuki beans, but instead using white beans and cherry blossom petals to maintain the natural pink color and impart the delicate sakura aroma.

The latest donut in Krispy Kreme Japan's premium lineup, the "Krispy Kreme Premium Sakura An Butter" is made with a light, fluffy dough and rich, mellow tasting Hokkaido butter sandwiched between two layers of sakura-an.

The salted cherry leaves of Japanese Oshima cherry trees kneaded into the bean paste enhance the sweetness, while adding a hint of saltiness, putting an authentic Japanese seasonal twist on Krispy Kreme's premium donuts.

The sakura petal design on the surface and the sprinkling of powdered sugar express the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms.

These premium doughnuts are perfect for Spring!

"Krispy Kreme Premium Sakura An Butter" donuts (『クリスピー・クリーム・プレミアム 桜あんバター』 in Japanese) cost 345 JPY each, tax included, and are available exclusively at the JR Nagoya Takashimaya store for a limited time until the end of May 2022.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.