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Krispy Kreme doughnuts are shown in Matthews, N.C., Thursday, April 17, 2008. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said Thursday its net loss widened in the fourth quarter due to charges and a dip in doughnut sales. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Krispy Kreme will make a chocolate doughnut for the solar eclipse


Krispy Kreme on Wednesday announced it will debut a chocolate version of its signature glazed doughnut to celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse.

“The solar eclipse is a rare occasion providing a total sensory experience for viewers across the continental U.S.,” Jackie Woodward, Krispy Kreme Doughnut’s CMO, said in a statement, according to Business Insider.

“Chocolate will have the same effect as we introduce a first-time chocolate glazing of our iconic Original Glazed Doughnut,” Woodward added.

Business Insider reported that the treat is a limited-time offering that will be available during Krispy Kreme’s Hot Light hours on August 19 and 20.

Krispy Kreme’s iconic Hot Light begins glowing when an individual store’s doughnuts are fresh out of the oven and ready for eating.

The doughnut chain’s new offering will then reportedly be available on Monday, August 21, which is the same day of the solar eclipse.

Some Twitter users on Wednesday cheered Krispy Kreme for adding a chocolate glaze version of its beloved doughnut.

A total solar eclipse will cross the entire U.S. from coast-to-coast on Monday, August 21 for the first time since 1918.

The rare phenomenon’s path will reportedly start near Lincoln City, Oregon and ultimately finish around Charleston, South Carolina.

Solar eclipses involve the moon either partially or totally obscuring the sun from the view of watchers on Earth.

Total solar eclipses are unusual as they require the moon and sun’s orbits to align in a rare moment of cosmic geometry.

The sun’s diameter is about 400 times wider than the moon’s, but it is also about 400 times farther away in distance from the Earth.

The sun and moon consequently appear roughly the same size during a total solar eclipse from the perspective of viewers on Earth.

Total solar eclipses are also special as they provide Earth watchers with a view of the sun’s outer atmosphere, which is known as the corona.

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