You Can Still Get Krispy Kreme's Pumpkin Spice Doughnut (Photos)

If you didn't get the memo about Krispy Kreme's Pumpkin Spice Doughnut, a one-day-only event for seasonal "pumpkin heads" -- rest easy. The limited-edition pumpkin spice release was a tease of a tease. Doughnut giant Krispy Kreme decided to extend its pumpkin-spiced fare for four extra days throughout the month of October.

Delish reports, "these are not the Pumpkin Spice Cake doughnuts, which are offered throughout the fall at Krispy Kreme." The limited-edition doughnut officially goes by the name "Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed doughnut" and features a hint of cinnamon and pumpkin spice flavors.

The difference in flavors between pumpkin spice cake and pumpkin spice glazed remains to be tasted. However, just by looking at them below, the difference is clear as day and as decipherable as say, smooth and wrinkly skin, don't you think?

The last time Krispy Kreme changed up its famed Original Glazed recipe was a long time ago; it's a rare sighting -- like this year's solar eclipse, which Krispy Kreme celebrated by changing up its Original Glazed recipe with a Chocolate Glazed doughnut. All right, so it's not that rare, but aside from the solar eclipse and the last two one-day-only Pumpkin Spice events, Krispy Kreme is not one to release exclusive doughnuts for very long.

In other words, they're giving us a doughnut-shaped bone, and we should take it lest we wait another year!

Should you choose to embark on Krispy Kreme journey, plan on going on a Friday, specifically any of the first three Fridays of October (Oct. 6, 13, and 20) and try to hold off until after 6 p.m., when Krispy Kreme locations will be making these fresh, exclusive pumpkin spice treats for the public.

And if you're perennially late to all social events, your last chance to grab a Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed doughnut is Oct. 26: National Pumpkin Day. It's a Thursday. And the doughnuts will be available all day. Don't miss it!

Also -- in the spirit of pumpkin season, what is a pumpkin spice treat without a pumpkin spice latte for accompaniment? A lesser pumpkin spread, if you're a glass half-empty type of person. Fill that void that only a gourd can fill with Krispy Kreme's Pumpkin Spice Lattes, available in your choice of frozen, hot or iced.