Krispy Kreme’s Moon Doughnut Is Launching into Locations for One Day Only

published Aug 29, 2022
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Krispy Kreme Moon Doughnut
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Always on the forefront of innovation, Krispy Kreme doughnuts have far outgrown any reference to being just an ordinary doughnut. Between making a line of doughnut flavors for dogs as well as something special for each major holiday (my personal favorite being the Valentine’s Day Collection), it seems as if they can do no wrong.  

Taking yet another giant leap for mankind, the fan-favorite brand has announced a limited-edition doughnut in honor of the Artemis moon mission — which will send an unmanned rocket around the moon. Coinciding with the launch, the Artemis Moon Doughnut will debut on Monday, August 29 (that’s today!), and will be available for one day only at participating shops around the country.

The extremely limited doughnut launch features a cheesecake-flavored filling that’s dipped in cookies and cream icing equipped with a swirl of cookie pieces. Truly, this is one doughnut you’re going to need to cool your jets for.  

“The Artemis I mission is a proud moment, and we are in awe of the amazing Americans behind the world’s most powerful rocket,” Dave Skena, global chief brand officer for Krispy Kreme, said in a statement. “So, we created these delicious doughnuts to enjoy while you watch the launch.”

In case you’re not familiar, the Artemis mission sets out to pave the way for a long-term, sustainable lunar presence with the ultimate goal of eventually sending astronauts to Mars. But this isn’t the first time Krispy Kreme has strapped on their proverbial space boots. In May, the doughnut purveyor gave away free Original Glazed doughnuts in honor of the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, claiming “that it looked oh-so-much like an Original Glazed Doughnut.”

And, of course, let’s not forget that last year — to mark the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars — Krispy Kreme released a limited-edition creation that was dyed red, filled with chocolate cream, and dipped in caramel icing to reflect the image of the Red Planet. 

You can catch the launch broadcast today on the NASA site here, as well as on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.