Taco Bell’s Unholy Cap’N Crunch-Coated, Cream-Filled Donut Concoction Going National

taco bellToday may be National Doughnut Day, but there’s another date lovers of fluffy, sweet indulgences might want to mark on the calendar: July 2. That’s when Taco Bell plans to take its Cap’n Crunch-coated donuts (or doughnuts, whatever) to the masses.

The Associated Press reports that the balls of cream-filled dough, known as Cap’n Crunch Delights, have moved past the testing phase in Bakersfield, CA, and will grace the newly artificial ingredient-free menus at Taco Bells across the country next month.

On that note, Taco Bell says the icing filled throwbacks to Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal will be an exception to that recent rule, as they contain artificial colors, flavors and high-fructose corn syrup.

That’s because when Taco Bell announced it was ditching the preservatives, it declared that co-branded items like the new desert treats/breakfast item and Doritos Locos Tacos wouldn’t be altered.

When Taco Bell first decided to test the calorie bombs, they said the delicacies were meant to appeal to something called “kid-ult,” presumably consumers who consider a balanced meal incomplete without a stream of icing dripping down their chin.

Taco Bell: Artificial ingredients OK for Cap’n Crunch treat [SFGate]