The Bourbon Ball Donut Celebrates the Start of Derby Season

By: Katherine Pendrill - Apr 22, 2016
References: thorntonsinc & chewboom
With the start of Derby season just around the corner, Thorntons has announced the return of the Bourbon Ball Donut. Featuring a rich chocolate icing and a boozy bourbon cream filling, the donut provides a delicious way to celebrate the Kentucky Derby.

The Bourbon Ball Donut was created as part of a collaboration between Thorntons and chef Matt Jamie of Bourbon Barrel Foods. The donut itself feature a rich bourbon cream filling and a bourbon-flavored chocolate icing coating. The whole thing is then topped with a pecan for a delicious crunch. As the company explains in an official press release, the donut is meant "to translate the decadence and excitement of the Kentucky Derby into a single, tangible, delicious pastry."

The new donut demonstrates how chains can capitalize on regional events such as the Kentucky Derby by using locally inspired flavors.