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Candy-Inspired Watermelon Donuts

The Watermelon Sugar HI-(CHEW) Donut Tastes Like a Summer Fruit

— July 29, 2020 — Lifestyle
The Doughnut Project and HI-CHEW teamed up to create a watermelon donut inspired by the candy brand and a beloved summer melon. The limited-edition Watermelon Sugar HI-(CHEW) donut was recently announced just days ahead of National Watermelon Day in August and it takes flavor and texture cues from the HI-CHEW Watermelon candy.

The donut has a candy shell glaze that's infused with HI-CHEW Watermelon to share some of the chewy texture that fans love so much. There's also watermelon lime cream to mimic the layered colors and taste of the candy, as well as a sweet fruit flavor that's tinged with a slight puckering effect.

On National Watermelon Day, the first 100 customers who purchase the limited-edition donut at The Doughnut Project's West Village location will get a free HI-CHEW Watermelon stick.

Image Credit: HI-CHEW
Trend Themes
1. Candy-inspired Donuts - Opportunity for bakeries and dessert shops to create unique donut flavors inspired by popular candies.
2. Limited-edition Collaborations - Collaborating with beloved brands for limited-edition treats presents opportunities to attract customers and generate buzz.
3. Flavor Innovation - Exploring unconventional flavor combinations in baked goods can create exciting and unexpected taste experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Bakery - Bakeries can tap into the trend by experimenting with candy-inspired donut flavors, enticing customers with unique offerings.
2. Confectionery - Confectionery brands can collaborate with bakeries to create limited-edition treats that combine the taste and nostalgia of favorite candies.
3. Food Retail - Retailers can stock and promote limited-edition collaborations to attract customers and drive sales with exclusive and innovative products.
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