Project D in York are launching a magical new range of Harry Potter themed doughnuts.
The doughnut shop opened on Parliament Street at the beginning of October to a huge queue of people, when they were giving away free doughnuts to their first 500 customers.
Now they’re giving away more free treats as they launch their new spellbinding range on Friday 1 December – to any customer called Harry, Harriet or Hermione.
The limited-edition range of doughnuts are inspired by the Harry Potter franchise, and are exclusive to York.
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Project D’s new Harry Potter range includes the ‘Twix Lestrange’ – a ring doughnut dunked in milk and white chocolate icing to create a marble effect. The tasty treat is then topped with a piped swirl of caramel sauce and finished with a full milk chocolate Twix bar.
‘The Chocolate Seeker’ is a puddle doughnut dipped in a blue-white chocolate icing, pipe-filled with white chocolate frosting and topped with two white chocolate Terry’s pieces. It is then finished with edible gold glitter dust and a whole Ferrero Rocher.
Max Poynton, co-founder and marketing director of Project D, said: “Ever since we opened our first permanent store in York last month, the response we’ve had has been absolutely magical, and we’re always looking for new ways to reward our fabulous fans.
“This time we will treat any muggle called Harry, Harriet or Hermione with a free taste of what we believe are the world’s best doughnuts.
“To be honest, we’re not sure how many Hermiones might be out there, but Harry’s a really popular name, so they could literally be flying through the door. For good measure, and to make it fair, we’ve added Harriets to the list of VIP customers on Friday too.”
The offer to claim a free doughnut will run all day on Friday 1 December to coincide with the range launch.
The offer will be on a first-come-first-served basis while stocks of the free doughnuts last, and a form of identification to prove your name is Harry, Harriet or Hermione will be necessary.
York was the doughnut brand’s first bricks-and-mortar shop. They have since opened a store in Nottingham and will be opening a third store in Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre in December.