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Krispy Kreme Just Unleashed an Outrageous Reese's Donut

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Krispy Kreme's glazed donut is a classic, if not a sugary dough ring icon. It's without a doubt the go-to when you're dropping in for your breakfast-dessert. However, there's occasionally something so tempting that you may want to (at least, temporarily) forgo "the usual." That something could very well be Krispy Kreme's new Reese's Outrageous donut. 

On Monday, the donut purveyor officially unleashed the new donuts, which come loaded with Reese's Pieces, seemingly following the success of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup donut it introduced in the United States for the first time last August. This year's chocolate-peanut butter creation is inspired by the Reese's Outrageous candy bar. That's the chocolate bar filled with Reese's Pieces candy. 

The donuts are made with chocolate yeast dough, dipped in Hershey's chocolate fudge icing, then topped with Reese's Pieces before getting a drizzle of peanut butter and caramel sauce. The candy bar-donut hybrids are only going to be available for a limited time, however. But you can start grabbing them on Monday, August 6. So far, it's unclear how long they'll be on the menu, but judging from Krispy Kreme's previous limited edition donut launches, you'll probably have at least a week to get your hands on 'em. 

"This is hands down the most outrageous doughnut experience we’ve created," Mike Tattersfield, CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, said in a statement. "The Reese’s Outrageous Doughnut strikes a perfect balance of taste and texture sensations with an airy chocolate doughnut, gooey caramel, and peanut butter drizzle, and classic crunch of Reese’s Pieces.”

This isn't the first time Krispy Kreme and Reese's have teamed up. The two companies offered a similar, but markedly less outrageous donut last year, which came about a year after a collaboration in Australia that was so alluring a former Thrillist staffer started a petition to bring it to the US. That was never cited as a reason the donut made it stateside. Nonetheless, mission accomplished.

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He once guessed how many jelly beans were in the jar. Follow him @dlukenelson.