Krispy Kreme Is Turning Its Original Glazed Donuts Green for St. Patrick's Day

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From the Chicago River to milkshakes, America has long celebrated St. Patrick's Day by dyeing all sorts of things green. Now, it looks like Krispy Kreme is getting in on the annual food coloring festivities with a limited edition green version of its original glazed donut. 

Krispy Kreme announced Monday it plans to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year in "unprecedented fashion" by bringing back the special green take on the iconic glazed donuts under a new, decidedly festive name: O’riginal Glazed (see what they did there?). Basically, they're the same glazed donuts that you know and love to eat by the damn boxful, but in a bright, shamrock-green color. They're available for one day only -- Friday, March 17 -- at participating Krispy Kreme locations in the US and Canada.

The last time the resurgent donut chain changed up the original glazed was when it unleashed a pumpkin spice-flavored version last fall. Of course, we're still waiting for the company to introduce the insanely good-looking Reese's Peanut Butter Cup donuts it blessed Australia with last year in the US. Green St. Patrick's Day donuts might just hold us over for now, though. Cheers to green-stained fingers.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is looking forward to cooking corned beef this Friday. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.