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So this is probably more of a food-safety question but we purchased some various Krispy Kreme doughnuts yesterday and I ate some of the leftovers today. Some were creme filled and it didn't really dawn on me until now that "maybe" that wasn't a good idea?

So that leads me to ask does creme filled doughnuts need to be refrigerated? I feel like I've eaten tons of leftover doughnuts (creme filled or not) the next day and never gotten sick.

But should I be storing these in the fridge?

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    That's very hard to tell without an exact ingredient list. If the creme was made with artificial vanilla, water and starch: No need to store in the fridge for the first 24h. If made with creme, eggs and flour: you got lucky! – Fabby Jul 27 at 19:08
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Per https://s3.amazonaws.com/kkd-e1-images.kktestkitchen.com/ecomm/nutrition/11329-nutrition.pdf, everything in the 'creme' (ugh I hate that word; it is a cream, crème is French) in a Krispy Kreme doughnut is shelf-stable. You're fine.

Also, you don't in general want to refrigerate bready/cakey/pastry-y products, unless you will be warming them before eating, due to how moisture and starch interact--you'll end up with a very dry-seeming product.

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    The point of using "creme" in English is that "cream" would be a lie. There's little or no dairy in these filings – Chris H Jul 29 at 15:35
  • The word is also used to describe dairy products. And 'cream' is an adjective; no use of dairy required. – Sebastien Jul 29 at 15:46
  • It's used to describe milk+starch products when those are used as substitutes for dairy cream, but if the filling in a cream cake is real cream, "creme" isn't used (at least not where I am) because real cream sells for more. And the only adjective is "creamy" which isn't in consideration. If you can find an almost pure cream example called "creme", I suggest you post it – Chris H Jul 29 at 15:53
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    I take it you've never been to the USA. 'Creme' is used there extremely frequently, interchangeably with 'cream.' I leave the reasons why as an exercise for the reader. Beyond that I'm really not interested in getting into an argument? – Sebastien Jul 29 at 15:58
  • Been there, seen it used commonly for fake cream, not for real. But your right, we're not getting anywhere. – Chris H Jul 29 at 16:03

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