There’s nothing like the harmonious intermarriage of baked goods. New York’s cronut has become an international hit, spawning copycats around the globe. Now Starbucks UK has introduced its own Franken-pastry: the duffin, part donut, part muffin.
The coffee chain launched the duffin in 730 U.K. stores last Thursday, along with other new baked goods, sandwiches, soups, and salads. (In the U.S., the company has also been rolling out new baked goods under the name La Boulange.) This is no test run. Starbucks is so certain customers will embrace the duffin that it made it a permanent menu item, right out of the gate.