In the movie, Buddy the Elf is given a snow globe of New York City and told that’s where his biological father (portrayed by the legendary James Caan) lives. The snow globe pops up in a few places in the film and is the inspiration for the Buddy Snow Globe doughnut. The doughnut is a regular glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut, dipped in a blue sugar cookie-flavored icing, with white nonpareil sprinkles at the base. Small flecks of sugar are suspended in the blue icing, and a white chocolate plaque of Buddy himself stands in the center of the doughnut and mimics the movie’s iconic snow globe.
The sugar cookie flavor isn’t especially strong, but it is noticeable if you’re looking for it. There’s a big crunch factor from the nonpareil sprinkles, which might be a deal-breaker for someone who prefers a softer confection. But the sprinkles are pretty secure on the doughnut, so there’s little worry about taking a bite and having a lap full of nonpareils afterward. The snow globe doughnut clocks in at 260 calories, with 11 grams of fat, 85 mg of sodium, 39 grams of carbohydrates, and 26 grams of sugar. For comparison’s sake, an Original Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut has 190 calories, with the same amount of fat and sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, and 10 grams of sugar. So essentially, you’re just getting a bit more sugar here, which isn’t the least bit surprising.