Leave it to Krispy Kreme to make ugly Christmas sweaters and Santa's belly somehow seem appetizing.

By Stacey Leasca
Updated November 28, 2018

Krispy Kreme is prepping for the season by putting on its holiday best. And that includes donning ugly Christmas sweaters.

The delicious doughnut shop is well-known for its limited-time runs on special flavors, and this season is no different. For Krispy Kreme's Christmas doughnuts this year, everyone’s favorite coffee and doughnut chain is selling what it’s calling “the Ugly Sweater Doughnut.” The delicious and sweet treat is a “take on the festive ugly sweater trend,” according to Krispy Kreme, and comes “dipped in green icing, sprinkled with confetti and decorated with over-the-top reindeer and penguin candy pieces.”

But, this isn’t the only holiday-themed confection Krispy Kreme has going for 2018. It’s also offering patrons other festive treats, like “The Santa Belly Doughnut,” which comes with a chocolate Kreme-filled shell “dipped in red icing and decorated to look like Santa’s jolly belly.” To be honest, Santa's real belly is probably filled with the same delicious dessert, so it only seems fitting yours should be, too.

Customers can also order up “The Holiday Plaid Doughnut” that comes with “an Original Glazed Doughnut dipped in icing and decorated in a fun red and green plaid design.” They can finish off their holiday order with a Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnut, which is just as the name implies and comes with “a chocolate iced ring with festive holiday sprinkles,” according to Krispy Kreme.

Of course, customers are going to need a drink to wash all these doughnuts down. But, forget water–Krispy Kreme is serving up a new drink. The Peppermint Mocha is available as a hot, iced or frozen drink, and, Krispy Kreme noted is a “rich espresso, dark chocolate and frosty peppermint flavor, finished with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips.” (For an extra dash of peppermint, top the drink off with Whole Foods' winter creation.)

“This year’s deliciously festive collection is our way of bringing a little tasty fun and whimsy to our consumers during the hectic holiday season,” Alison Holder, Vice President of U.S. Retail Marketing for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, shared in a statement. “Krispy Kreme loves being a part of our fans holiday moments, whether they’re taking a quick break for themselves while shopping, spreading cheer at office celebrations, or leaving Santa a tasty treat. A Krispy Kreme holiday dozen will not disappoint.”

If you’re leaving Santa a few of these doughnuts by the fire this year, maybe leave a few Tums on the side, too.