Finally someone is buying into the pumpkin spice craze in an appropriate way: By creating a food item you can buy for a single day that will then disappear and we will never speak of again. It doesn’t hurt that the item in question is a Krispy Kreme doughnut (by far the superior mass market fried dough), so it will be worth eating, unlike, say, pumpkin spice fries or pumpkin spice hair.
The doughnuts—original Krispy Kreme doughnuts “infused with delicious pumpkin flavors”—will be available exclusively on October 26 in dozens of cities around the country. The doughnut chain says it’s the first time the doughnut it has ever made an alteration to its recipe since opening almost eight decades ago. Now, whether the doughnuts will actually have pumpkin flavor or will just have the spice half of “pumpkin spice”—cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg—we’ll have to see on the 26th. Either way, if it’s a Krispy Kreme doughnut, it will taste pretty good. And bravo to the chain for not engaging in the pumpkin spice arms race that has gripped places like Starbucks and McDonald’s over the last couple years.
To check and see if you’re nearby a participating Krispy Kreme see the list of pumpkin spice friendly cities on their website.