Krispy Kreme To Offer `Mars Doughnut' To Mark Landing Of Red Planet Rover

PASADENA (CNS) - Looking for a way to celebrate today's landing of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's newest Mars rover? How about a red doughnut?

For one day only, Krispy Kreme will commemorate the landing of the Perseverance rover by selling a “Mars Doughnut.”

“The landing of Perseverance on Mars will be an epic and important achievement,” Krispy Kreme Chief Marketing Officer Dave Skena said in a statement unveiling the doughnut. “So, we're celebrating the best way we know how: with an amazing new doughnut discovery right here on Earth.”

The doughnut, designed to look like Mars, is filled with chocolate cream and “dipped in caramel icing with a Red Planet swirl and sprinkled with chocolate cookie crumbs.”

As an added benefit, any of the roughly 10.9 million people who signed up to have their names carried to Mars aboard the rover will be able to get one of the special doughnuts for free. Those people will just need to show the Perseverance “boarding pass” they received when they submitted their name to be etched on one of three silicon disks embedded into a memorial plate on the rover.

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