Krispy Kreme's famous glazed doughnut going dark for eclipse

Krispy Kreme's famous glazed doughnut going dark for eclipse
Posted at 11:32 AM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 15:56:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Krispy Kreme's famous glazed doughnut is going dark.

Krispy Kreme will be releasing a special eclipse doughnut at participating U.S. stores on Aug. 21, in celebration of the celestial phenomenon. The doughnut maker's traditional glazed doughnut will be coated with a chocolate glaze, mimicking the total eclipse to take place on Monday.

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“The solar eclipse is a rare occasion providing a total sensory experience for viewers across the continental U.S. Chocolate will have the same effect as we introduce a first-time chocolate glazing of our iconic Original Glazed Doughnut," Jackie Woodward, chief marketing officer at Krispy Kreme, said in a release.

Customers can even watch as the chocolate glaze is waterfalled onto doughnuts in-store during the promotion.

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The doughnuts will also be sold on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 - 20, during the stores' "Hot Light" hours. San Diego has three locations to try and snag one the treat:

  • Chula Vista: 2305 Otay Lakes Road Suite 206. Phone: 619-482-8700
  • Clairemont: 4180 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Phone: 858-273-4581
  • Carmel Mountain: 11050 Rancho Carmel Drive. Phone: 858-521-9051

Each San Diego location confirmed to 10News they will be participating in the promotion.

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