National Gingerbread House Day

Krispy Kreme adds holiday flavor

New gingerbread Krispy Kreme doughnuts seen Tuesday, December 12, 2017. (Eamon Queeney / North State Journal)

December 12 was National Gingerbread House Day and N.C.-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sweetened the day by introducing a first-time, one-day seasonal take on its iconic Original Glazed Doughnut. The Gingerbread Glazed Doughnut hit shops in the U.S. and Canada.

The gingerbread doughnut is made of gingerbread dough and the glaze is gingerbread and molasses. “Gingerbread is a classic holiday flavor, and now there’s a delicious new way to enjoy it with the classic qualities of our Original Glazed doughnut,” said Jackie Woodward, Chief Marketing Officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “We take the holiday fun of gingerbread houses and celebrate it with the never-ending fun of Original Glazed doughnuts.”

This is the first time that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has transformed both the dough and glaze to create an all new menu item. However, Krispy Kreme rolled out another one-off doughnut this year to celebrate the solar eclipse when they modified their traditional glaze into a dark chocolate glaze over their original doughnut in August.

If you missed out on the gingerbread treat, Krispy Kreme is offering another special this Friday. December 15 is National Ugly Sweater Day and the chain is offering one free original glazed doughnut to anyone who purchases a dozen doughnuts.