Celebrate the eclipse with Krispy Kreme chocolate glaze eclipse donuts


A solar eclipse is rare. Also rare: Chocolate Glaze eclipse donuts from Krispy Kreme.

As you may or may not have heard, there’s a total solar eclipse today — it’s likely happening as you read this and it’s extremely rare. Like, hasn’t happened since June 8, 1918 rare. To mark the occasion, Krispy Kreme is doing something just as rare: They’re selling  their classic donuts covered in chocolate glaze.

(Get it? The moon is blocking the sun, casting darkness. The chocolate covers the classic donut flavor, also creating darkness.)

Behold, the chocolate glaze eclipse donut.

According to Krispy Kreme:

"For the first time, Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed® Doughnuts will be eclipsed by a mouth watering chocolate glaze to coincide with the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21 at participating US/CAN shops.Guests also can get an early taste of this limited-time doughnut during evening Hot Light™ hours Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20."

They even made a nifty graphic mimicking the eclipse’s path.

If you live near a participating Krispy Kreme, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the eclipse. The moon only covers the sun for a brief amount of time, so munching on a thematically correct donut is a great way to extend the celebration.

Most importantly, it looks like Krispy Kreme did not skimp on the chocolate glaze on these donuts. Photographs that have popped up on a Twitter suggest the promo photos are extremely accurate. And as for those promo photos, well, it’s a good thing we can’t go blind staring at this.

Plenty of other fast food places have eclipse specials, if you really want to eat your way through the day. (No shame in that game.) Dairy Queen has a BOGO special on Blizzards that kicks off today, though it’s not technically tied to the eclipse. And Denny’s is selling all you can eat Mooncakes for $4. (Mooncakes are really just pancakes…)

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Honestly, we’re a little disappointed more places aren’t celebrating the eclipse, but will take the chocolate donuts, happily.