This is being touted as a real North Carolina doughnut: a Krispy Kreme doughnut (born in NC) with Cheerwine filling. If you don’t know what Cheerwine is, it’s a weird cherry-tasting soda created in Salisbury, NC.
As someone who used to eat two Krispy-Kremes (glazed) for lunch each day in her high school cafeteria, and who would be happy never to see another Krispy-Kreme again, this looks gross. But I guess it is quintessentially North Carolinian.
Krispy Kreme Cheerwine doughnut introduced at State Capitol (News & Observer)