7 Pitch-Black Foods to Help Celebrate the Total Eclipse

It's time to get blacked out (in a good way)

While Monday's eclipse is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you're going to need something else to do outside the two and a half minutes you'll be staring at the sky. From Charleston to Portland, cities across the country are celebrating this blackout with their own set of pitch-black treats you can snack on as you don your goggles in anticipation. 

① Black Velvet Cupcakes

Sprinkles Cupcakes
(Multiple Locations) 

At locations nationwide, the cult-fave cupcake bakery is paying homage to this day of darkness with an intensely chocolaty black velvet cake made from Dutch cocoa, which is then smothered in a blanket of whipped ganache.

② Eclipse Milkshake

Lincoln's Bar-B-Que 

(Silver Spring, MD) 

Perched way above a stratosphere of whipped-cream clouds sits an Oreo ice cream sandwich, dusted in a corona of yellow sugar, meaning you can literally have your eclipse and eat it, too.

③ Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme
(Multiple Locations)

In honor of the eclipse, Krispy Kreme is covering its original rings in a dark, shiny chocolate glaze for the first time ever.

④ Shadow Chaser Dark Lager

Crux Fermentation Project
(Bend, OR)

If you want to, ahem, black out in more ways than one, head to Crux's brewery for a few bottles of this refreshingly crisp lager, whose roast malts lend a toasted flavor and shadowy appearance. 

⑤ Eclipse Ice Cream Cone

Wiz Bang Bar
(Portland, OR)

If you're driving through Oregon this weekend, stop by Salt & Straw's soft-serve bar for a sunny core of coconut and turmeric ice cream enrobed in a black sesame shell. 

⑥ Darkest Hour Black Cherry Soda

Excel Bottling Company

(Breese, IL)

Available at local grocery stores, this Illinois-based soda company's limited-edition flavor is a bubbly, dark sipper perfect for watching the moon pass by.

⑦ Coconut Ash Ice Cream

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream
(New York, NY)

Luckily, you don't have to wait until April 2024 for the next opportunity to enjoy this inky-black flavor. Made from coconut cream, burnt coconut ash gives this year-round ice cream its trademark color (or lack thereof).