The full moon taking place on Thursday, June 24 is called the Strawberry Moon because it occurs during harvesting season for strawberries in the northeastern US. In a rarity, it also happens to be the third consecutive month for a “supermoon,” which occurs when the moon is orbiting closest to earth, making it appear larger and brighter.
Since this week’s Strawberry Moon will be the final “supermoon” of 2021, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is giving customers a unique way to celebrate. The chain’s new Strawberry Supermoon Doughnut will be available for one day only on Thursday, June 24 at participating locations.
The Strawberry Supermoon Doughnut, made to look like Krispy Kreme’s own “supermoon,” is filled with Strawberry KREME, dipped in Strawberries and KREME icing, and topped with graham cracker “moon dust.”
“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?” says Dave Skena, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme. “But don’t want to wait ‘til the moon rises Thursday to get this doughnut; our Mars Doughnuts went fast!”