A breakfast superfood has just become a reality. The froot loop donut, which is a mashup of the flavor of Froot Loops cereal and donuts is now an actual menu item you can order. Customers of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast food chains across the United States are offering this limited time treat.
The Kellogg’s Froot Loop Mini Donuts are sold in a bright red box, much like the original cereal container. Inside this box are five different colored mini donuts, colored to resemble various froot loops of green, blue, yellow, red and purple. Just like the cereal, the color of the donut is different but the taste of each donut remains the same.
The donut rings themselves look like enlarged versions of their cereal counterparts, all glazed and sized to be exact, with the exception on the different colors. The red box of mini donuts is available for two dollars at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations across the country.
This is not the first time that Froot Loops cereal has been added to a donut, as many bakeries and people have made donuts and used Froot Loops as a topping, both with whole cereal pieces and cereal dust crushed together. However, this is the first time that a major cereal is on the menu of a popular fast food chain as well as the first time Froot Loops is the entire flavor of the dish on the menu.
The announcement of the new nostalgic menu item comes a few months after the expansion of Carl’s Jr. restaurants to New York City. CKE Restaurants, the parent company of both Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s confirmed the new menu item but has not released a definitive end date for the special donut, although it is expected to be available in all stores across the country.