Krispy Kreme brings on a total eclipse of the doughnut with Total Solar Eclipse Doughnut

Turn around, doughnut. Every now and then it falls apart.
Krispy Kreme Total Solar Eclipse Dozen
Krispy Kreme Total Solar Eclipse Dozen /

Krispy Kreme is getting prepped for the upcoming solar eclipse with a brand new OREO slathered doughnut available only in and around this weekend. The doughnut? Appropriately named the Total Solar Eclipse Doughnut.

“Eclipses are rare and so is our out-of-this-world Total Solar Eclipse Doughnut. Even if you can’t be in the path of totality you can get in the path of these treats, which you will eat in totality. Stop by and get some for you and some to share so you can flex your science side and great taste at the same time,” said Dave Skena, Global Chief Brand Officer for Krispy Kreme in a press release provided to Guilty Eats.

If you’re wondering what the doughnut is and how it ties into the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse? Well, I’ll tell you, I will. It’s an Original Glazed, dipped in chocolate icing, covered with silver sprinkles, filled with buttercream made with OREO pieces, and topped with a whole OREO cookie. So it looks like the moon passing in front of the sun. But you got that. Nothing I can say, I guess, just a total eclipse of the doughnut.

Krispy Kreme Total Solar Eclipse Doughnut
Krispy Kreme Total Solar Eclipse Doughnut /

As mentioned, this limited edition doughnut is extremely limited edition. It will be available in-shop for pickup or delivery starting on Friday, April 5; and only available until Monday, April 8. At which point it will disappear faster than the speed of night. Wow, weird coincidence, that’s the name of the album the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” is on! So weird!

Other than individually, you can also snag the doughnuts as part of a specialty dozen that includes six Total Solar Eclipse doughnuts, and six Original Glazed doughnuts.

As the brand points out in their release, they have a habit of tying their doughnuts to events occurring in or around outer space. Way back in 1969, they gave out Krispy Kreme doughnuts at the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. In 2021 they created both a Mars Doughnut to celebrate the Perseverance Rover, and a Strawberry Supermoon to celebrate the Strawberry. Sorry, I meant Supermoon. And in 2022, they created an Artemis Moon Doughnut to celebrate the Artemis 1 flight and gave away an Original Glazed Doughnut after scientists revealed the first-ever picture of a supermassive black hole.

And now in 2024, you can poke the OREO out of a Total Solar Eclipse Doughnut and look through it like a pinhole viewer (we’re kidding, don’t do this, you’ll blow your eyeballs out).

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