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Turn up the heat: Dunkin' Donuts rolls out 'spicy ghost pepper' donut

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Move over, hot nuggets: Dunkin' Donuts is turning up the heat this fall with the "Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut" (Photo: Dunkin' Donuts)

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Move over, hot nuggets: Dunkin' Donuts is turning up the heat this fall.

The chain announced the arrival of the "Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut" to turn the tables on your sweet tooth come Halloween.

Featuring a classic yeast donut ring, Dunkin's new creation is topped with a layer of strawberry icing with hints of cayenne and ghost pepper seasoning, then dusted with red sanding sugar for a "sizzling" look.

“Halloween looks a little different this year, and so do our donuts,” said Jill Nelson, Vice President of Marketing Strategy. “While our classic bakery offering has plenty of crave-worthy treats, we’re excited to show our spicy side with a donut that packs a touch of heat with something sweet and can be enjoyed any time of day.”

Dunkin' is also encouraging fans to surprise their friends with the pepper-flavored pastry, capture their reaction and post it on social media using the hashtag #DunkinSpicySide.

The Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut is available for a limited time nationwide until December.

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