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Krispy Kreme Launch New Filled Doughnuts For Apollo 11 Anniversary

Krispy Kreme is celebrating 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing in the most delicious way.

The doughnut maker this week introducednew filled pastries—a twist on the brand’s iconic original glazed.

“Krispy Kreme was at the launch of Apollo 11, serving fresh doughnuts to Americans witnessing liftoff of this monumental mission,” Chief Marketing Officer Dave Skena said in a statement.

“As America prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, we want to give our fans a new taste experience that is out of this world,” Skena continued.

“We choose to fill out Original Glazed doughnuts, not because it is easy, but because it is hard (no disrespect intended, JFK),” the company said in an inspiring speech. “Actually… it’s not hard, it’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious.”

Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket in the summer of ’69, sending astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon.

During the eight-day mission, Armstrong and Aldrin made history as the first people to step foot on Earth’s satellite—ending the Space Race and fulfilling a national goal.

Try one for free on June 22, National Doughnut Day (via Krispy Kreme)

Five decades later, 1 million lucky customers can experience a different kind of launch: On June 22, aka National Doughnut Day, Krispy Kreme will hand out free stuffed snacks (one per guest) at participating U.S. locations in 33 states.

Or, you can fork out $1.29 for your choice of original or chocolate cream filling.

Then, wash it all down with Budweiser’s limited-edition Discovery Reserve American Red Lager—inspired by an old recipe from the time of the Apollo missions.

“Budweiser Discovery Reserve is our tribute to this epic moment in history,” Ricardo Marques, vice president of marketing core and value brands at Anheuser-Busch, said in a statement. “One that will certainly continue to inspire generations of present and future explorers.”

 

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