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Krispy Kreme Marks Eclipse With Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme says it will release a chocolate glazed doughnut for the solar eclipse.
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FILE - In this April 17, 2008, file photo, Krispy Kreme doughnuts are shown in Matthews, N.C. Krispy Kreme announced Aug. 9, 2017, that it's giving its signature glazed treats a chocolate sheen for the first time ever in honor of the Aug. 21 eclipse.

Krispy Kreme is going dark ahead of the solar eclipse set to cast a shadow across part of the U.S. later this month.The doughnut chain is giving its signature glazed treats a chocolate sheen for the first time ever in honor of the Aug. 21 eclipse, where the moon will pass in front of the sun.

The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based company says in a press release that the eclipse is "a rare occasion providing a total sensory experience for viewers across the continental U.S." and its chocolate doughnuts will "have the same effect."

The doughnuts are available beginning Aug. 19.
 

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