Fill Your Basket with Krispy Kreme's New HOP Movie-Inspired Doughnuts

Two New Egg-Shaped Doughnuts Now Available at Participating Krispy Kreme Locations

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 14, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Krispy Kreme® is bringing you two delicious, new egg-shaped treats to celebrate the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Universal Pictures' Easter-themed family comedy HOP, from the creators of Despicable Me. The new Sprinkled Chocolate Iced Egg with KREME™ Filling and Drizzled Iced Egg with Chocolate KREME™ Filling Doughnuts are available now through April 8th at participating Krispy Kreme U.S. and Canada locations.

"We've captured the delightfulness of this hilarious hit family comedy in two great-tasting, egg-shaped treats," explains Ron Rupocinski, Krispy Kreme Corporate Chef. "They're a fun and colorful way for your family to celebrate the arrival of spring and the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of HOP."

The Hunt Is Over! Fill your baskets with these two new tasty treats at participating Krispy Kreme shops and participating Walmart locations:

  • Sprinkled Chocolate Iced Egg with KREME Filling- A chocolate iced, egg-shaped doughnut featuring spring-themed sprinkles and KREME filling.
  • Drizzled Iced Egg with Chocolate KREME Filling- An egg-shaped doughnut topped with orange icing and drizzled with blue and green icing.

"We are thrilled to bring the excitement and anticipation surrounding the upcoming Blu-ray™ and DVD event release of HOP to our fans," says Dwayne Chambers, Chief Marketing Officer for Krispy Kreme.  "We are continually seeking ways to bring new and innovative products and partnerships to our retail and wholesale consumers. Partnering with Universal Studios Home Entertainment gives us the perfect opportunity to share the joy that is Krispy Kreme and the fun and humor of HOP with Krispy Kreme fans of all ages."

Krispy Kreme Sprinkled Chocolate Iced Egg with KREME Filling Doughnuts are also available in assorted six-count boxes on Krispy Kreme displays at participating WalMart locations, March 23rd through April 8th.

Look for HOP on Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 23, 2012 at participating retailers. Visit www.hopmovie.com for more information. *HOP Blu-ray™ and DVDs are not available for purchase at Krispy Kreme locations.

Connect with Krispy Kreme at krispykreme.com, KrispyKreme.com/HotLightApp , Facebook, foursquare and Twitter, and KrispyKremeDoughnuts on YouTube.

About HOP

From the makers of Despicable Me comes an all-new comedy about candy, chicks and rock 'n' roll!

He was destined to be the Easter Bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock!  When teenager E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rock star drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family. "The laughs don't stop in this movie treat for all ages!" — Pete Hammond, BOXOFFICE
© 2010 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

About Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in approximately 660 locations around the world and approximately 10,000 grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores in the U.S. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com.

SOURCE Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Contact:

Lafeea Watson
+1-336-726-8878
lwatson@krispykreme.com

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