The latest entrée to the fast food flame wars mixes sugar and spice to make something nice.
Starting Wednesday, a spicy ghost pepper donut will be haunting Dunkin’ stores nationwide. The monstrous mashup tops a plain donut with strawberry, cayenne, and ghost pepper icing. A shock of red sugar on top alerts sweet teeth that this is no ordinary dessert.
The punny Halloween menu addition joins other seasonal treats like Dunkin’s DIY decorating kit and its cutesy spider donut– orange-glazed with a chocolate Munchkin “spider” in the center and creepy-crawly chocolate drizzle legs.
The CDC advises that revelers avoid trick-or-treating to prevent the continued spread of coronavirus.
That’s the most notable Halloween activity the CDC says people should avoid, but it’s not the only one. Here are the other high-risk activities listed by the Center.
A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face.
Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
Going to an open-air, one-way, walk-through haunted forest where appropriate mask use is enforced, and people can remain more than 6 feet apart.
Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where spooky halloween shirt people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing.
Having an outdoor Halloween movie night with local family friends with people spaced at least 6 feet apart.
The guidance certainly makes for a different Halloween and, frankly, one bereft of some of the holiday’s best activities. But the reality is that wearing a mask and listening to experts will help ensure that you and others are able to enjoy this year and all your favorite activities next year.