On the heels of the Baskin Robbins Halloween flavor announcement last week, we've now got THIS to contend with.
Krispy Kreme has their 2011 Halloween doughnuts out for a limited time.
I'm not sure if Krispy Kreme is a national chain, but to say that you should plan travel around getting these doughnuts is not absurd.
Affectionately known as the "Krispy Skremes" (see what they did there?), the three specialty doughnuts have their own website: krispyskremes.com HERE.
And what a website it is!
On the activities page, there are downloadable coloring pages, instructions on Halloween-themed games to play and even a jack o' lantern doughnut MASK you can print and wear... for that "Jack o' Lantern-Doughnut-Man" costume you've uh... always dreamed of.
Just look at that jack o' lantern doughnut!
It's covered with beautiful, perfect frosting.
The frosting is a bright orange with a decent triangular (no googly-eyes) jack-carve in black frosting--- AND a doughnut STEM on the pumpkin!
It's details like that that elevate a doughnut from a half-assed attempt to cash in on the holiday to a genuine embracing and celebration of Halloween. Great job KK.
Also worth mentioning is a Krispy Kreme costume (or is it "Kostume"?) contest, accepting entries through November 4th. According to the site:
"...upload a photo of your costume-clad family that incorporates any Krispy Kreme product(s) in a creative way. Five winners will be selected based on creativity, originality, and incorporation of a Krispy Kreme product(s) in an appropriate, family friendly manner.""An appropriate, family friendly manner."
So, no, you can't do your "Texas Doughnut Massacre" or "Doughnut Flasher" costume.