In just the last nine months alone, Krispy Kreme has unleashed green and pumpkin spice-flavored versions of its classic glazed donut in celebration of St. Patrick's Day and fall, respectively. Now, the company is again taking the rare step of altering its signature sugary dough ring recipe -- this time, by making the donuts dark and chocolatey for the total solar eclipse.
On Wednesday, Krispy Kreme said its Original Glazed Doughnuts will be “eclipsed” by an all-new chocolate glaze — you know, sort of like the sun and the moon — in celebration of the historic event on August 21. The limited edition donuts will be available at most of its locations on the day of the eclipse as well as special “Hot Light” evening hours on August 19 and August 20, according to a press release. The brief change is the first time the company has offered a chocolate version of the iconic donut in its 80-year history.