Krispy Kreme apparently believes its new doughnut is out of this world.
It’s even released a tongue-in-cheek video linking the lunar landing and the doughnut launch.
One small bite for man. One giant leap for doughnut-kind! 👨🚀 Original Filled Doughnuts are blasting off in honor of #Apollo11 50th anniversary! 🍩 🚀 #KrispyKreme #RogerThatCommander pic.twitter.com/Ipw1AuRKVa
— Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) June 17, 2019
The doughnuts “landed” earlier this week, and will be permanently available in the U.S., the company states.
And, as part of a special introduction, the doughnuts are free, one per customer, on June 22 at participating stores.
Unfortunately for those in Western Pennsylvania, scoring a free one will require a bit of a road trip.
The state’s only participating stores are in Clarks Summit and Scranton, both in northeastern Lackawanna County.
Get a FREE Original Filled Doughnut! 🍩🤤
That's right! Anyone who comes to visit us this Saturday June 22nd gets a free taste of our new out-of-this-world innovation! ✨
While supplies last, in participating shops. More info at https://t.co/KI7qgTTlXb pic.twitter.com/9RxEB1qzdG
— Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) June 18, 2019
They come with color-coded icing, so you know which one to order.
— Grub Grade (@GrubGrade) June 17, 2019
The doughnuts might be rocketing into the stores a bit too soon. Some early samplers found an inconsistent amount of filling in their pastries.
— BuzzFeed Food (@BuzzFeedFood) June 17, 2019
Others expressed concern about potential diet damage.
If everyone on my FB could stop sharing posts that @krispykreme is now serving doughnuts that are cream filled, that would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, a girl who loves doughnuts but isn’t eating sugar or carbs #isthereaketooption #askingforafriend
— Jessie Peterson (@jessiepeterson_) June 18, 2019
At least one is throwing caution to the wind.
My life will never be the same…nor will my waistline. Don’t care. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Creme filled. pic.twitter.com/3M5CfHwjjg
— Gold E Lox 🍒 (@StephiHill) June 17, 2019
And one non-fan of filled doughnuts sees a silver lining in the new release.
I hate filled doughnuts. Who needs an uneven glob of jelly or cream inside an otherwise perfect pastry?
But this, I support. The stuffed crust pizza of the doughnut world.
— Drew Jackson (@jdrewjackson) June 17, 2019
No word on whether or not the doughnuts will be available in stores that sell Krispy Kreme.
Anyone heading northeast for the weekend, set your GPS for Scranton or Clarks Summit. For the rest of us in the Keystone state, the new doughnuts are as elusive as, well, green cheese.