How Krispy Kreme Is Celebrating The Upcoming Strawberry Moon

This Thursday, June 24, a strawberry moon, which also happens to be the final supermoon of 2021, will be visible in the night sky. Named because it appears at the beginning of the strawberry picking season in the northeastern United States, a strawberry moon is the first full moon after the summer solstice. This year, it will also be a supermoon, meaning it will appear larger and brighter than normal because the moon will be orbiting close to the Earth, according to NPR. Although its name suggests it might appear as a pleasing light red or pink hue, this strawberry moon will be a nice, bright goldish-yellow color with a slight red tinge.

While a strawberry moon may happen every year, it is rare that it coincides with a supermoon. It is a good idea to stop and appreciate the beautiful celestial event, and Krispy Kreme plans to do just that. The popular doughnut shop announced it will be releasing a new Strawberry Supermoon doughnut to celebrate the strawberry supermoon of 2021. Taking its inspiration from the upcoming strawberry supermoon, the tasty doughnut will be dipped in Strawberries and Kreme icing, filled with Strawberry Kreme, and sprinkled with graham cracker "moon dust." This sweet, space-themed treat will be available for one day only at participating locations nationwide.

Krispy Kreme's Strawberry Supermoon doughnuts will be available for one day only

"What better way to celebrate the Strawberry Supermoon than by enjoying it with a new Krispy Kreme doughnut that looks like, well, a Strawberry Supermoon?" Dave Skena, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme, said of the new item in an official press release. "But [you] don't want to wait 'til the moon rises Thursday to get this doughnut; our Mars Doughnuts went fast!" The company has also invited stargazers to take part in the celebration by tagging @krispykreme or using the hashtag #KrispyKreme on social media.

These limited edition doughnuts can be preordered online, so don't wait to secure your strawberry supermoon snack. Place your preorder today, so you can settle in your lawn chair and help yourself to a delicious Strawberry Supermoon Doughnut while you gaze at the sky on June 24. If you want to celebrate this summer's strawberry moon in style, you definitely will not want to miss this "super" specialty treat.