Krispy Kreme Debuts Doughnut For Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th | 7/16/1969 | Robert Z. Pearlman
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Krispy Kreme is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with the launch of a new type of doughnut.

The sweet-treat retailer on Monday (June 17) introduced the "Original Filled," a twist on its classic Original Glazed doughnut now with a choice of two fillings: "Classic Kreme" and "Chocolate Kreme." More than just an anniversary offering, the Original Filled doughnut is now part of Krispy Kreme's permanent menu.

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"Krispy Kreme was at the launch of Apollo 11, serving fresh doughnuts to Americans witnessing liftoff of this monumental mission. 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," said Dave Skena, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, in a statement.

Related: Apollo 11 at 50: A Complete Guide to the Historic Moon Landing Mission

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Krispy Kreme's debut of the Original Filled doughnut celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Archival footage featured in the NEON and CNN Films' documentary "Apollo 11" shows a snack stand at NASA's Apollo 11 VIP launch viewing area offering guests the choice of Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts on the morning of July 16, 1969. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off atop a Saturn V rocket at 9:32 a.m. EDT (1332 GMT).

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"We choose to fill our Original Glazed doughnuts, not because it is easy, but because it is hard (no disrespect intended, JFK). Actually it's not hard, it's melt-in-your-mouth delicious," Skena said, referencing John F. Kennedy's...
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