We Tried Krispy Kreme’s New Ghostbuster Themed Doughnuts and Our Lives Will Never Be the Same

People dressed as Ghostbusters came into our office to deliver the marshmallow-filled treats and it was amazing

By Jenna Mullins Sep 16, 2014 6:48 PMTags
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Sometimes working in the entertainment industry means long hours trying to break celeb news or standing on a red carpet smashed between other reporters for hours and hours on end in the hopes that Jennifer Lawrence might show up. It can be grueling, and this job isn't for everyone.

But sometimes Krispy Kreme lets you try the new Ghostbuster-themed doughnuts before anyone else and you realize that this is the best job on Planet Earth!

Today, two actual Ghostbusters (we refuse to believe they were just actors in costume) delivered the marshmallow-filled Krispy Kreme doughnuts that are being rolled out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film.

"We are truly excited to collaborate with Sony Pictures in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the iconic Ghostbusters brand," Krispy Kreme Chief Marketing and Innovations Officer Dwayne Chambers said in a statement. "And we are delighted to bring our fans two delicious limited edition treats that are as unique, creative and joyful as this beloved film franchise."

Not as delighted as we are to eat them. But that could be from the sugar high.


Here's everything you need to know about the new doughnuts that are being sold at Krispy Kreme locations across the U.S. and Canada starting Sept. 29:

Ghostbusters Doughnut: "A marshmallow Kreme-filled shell topped with white icing, a decorative green "splat" inspired by Slimer, and a Ghostbusters logo sugar piece."

Stay Puft Marshmallow: "A marshmallow Kreme-filled shell topped with white icing, decorated with Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's familiar face and a sugar piece hat."

Lucky for us, we got to try them both. Here are our quick takes on the delicious treats, or as one employee put it, "I ain't afraid of no carbs!" We really aren't:


"Quite possibly the sweetest doughnut I've ever had!"

"SUGAR. IT'S SO GOOD BECAUSE OF THE SUGAR." (Editor's note: this employee is currently asleep and drooling on top of her keyboard because of the sugar crash.)

"Needs more chocolate."


"Krispy Kreme donuts = delicious. Ghostbusters = amazing. Ghostbusters Krispy Kreme donuts = the week has peaked, which is a good thing since I'll now be in a sugar coma through Friday. The crystallized sugar hat on the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was an especially sweet touch, albeit also the death knell for my blood sugar levels. Or maybe that honor should go to the marshmallow cream filling. Whatever, I'd eat another."

In short: Krispy Kreme doughnuts officially make Tuesday mornings better. And thus, they make our lives better.


The only thing that would have made the tasting party better is if Rick Moranis showed up.