Food deals for the 2024 Solar Eclipse: Specials on blackout cookies, floats, and more

A solar eclipse is set to take place for several hours on April 8, 2024. The total eclipse will last only a few minutes, and the timing will vary depending on the location. This event is a truly rare occurrence, as another total solar eclipse over the United States is not expected until 2044.

Given the uniqueness of this celestial event, special food and drink experiences are in order. We’ve put together a list of cookies, burgers, smoothies, and other treats themed around the 2024 total solar eclipse.


Participating 7-Eleven, Speedway, and Stripes stores will sell solar glasses. 7NOW Gold Pass subscribers can receive a free pair of eclipse glasses with any order through April 8, while supplies last. Additionally, subscribers can purchase a whole pizza for just $3 on April 8, with a limit of two offers per order.


Burger King Royal Perks members can text the keyword ECLIPSE to 251251 all day on April 8 to receive a BOGO Whopper deal in their account. The BOGO offer is valid during the eclipse or afterward through April 15.


Use code APPCLIPSE on today or mention it when dining in to receive a free app with the purchase of an entree.


On April 8, Cracker Barrel is offering dine-in guests a free side of pancakes when they buy any entrée (even kids’ meals!). Just say the phrase “solar eclipse pancakes” when ordering.

The Cracker Barrel Country Store is also selling solar eclipse paper glasses through April 8 for $2.49 while supplies last.


On April 8, get a classic cookie at Insomnia Cookies for just $1 with any purchase of $5 or more in-store or online. 

They also brought back the Moon Cookie Cake — a crescent-shaped cake that serves up to 8 people — for the solar event.


In a collaboration with former NASA astronaut Terry Virts, Sonic is selling a limited-time blackout slush float to celebrate the total solar eclipse. Plus, get free eclipse glasses with the purchase of the special drink. The slush will be available starting March 25 until supplies last.


The MoonPie eclipse survival kit features four chocolate mini MoonPies. The kit also includes two solar eclipse glasses. You can find the survival kit for $9.99 here.

Pair your eclipse experience with Oreos filled with “Cosmic Creme” on April 8. You can find the unique Oreos here.


Smoothie King is launching a new Eclipse Berry Blitz smoothie to coincide with the eclipse. The smoothie will be available March 27 to April 8.


SunChips will have a very limited time offer to coincide with the solar eclipse’s duration of totality. The snack company is inviting customers to go to its website on April 8 for a chance to win a limited-edition bag of a new flavor of SunChips along with an eclipse swag kit. 


You can try four limited-time eclipse ice cream flavors from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. The flavors include Nebula Berry, Cosmic Bloom, Purple Star Born and Supermoon. You can also top the ice cream off with Space Dust, which is popping candy. Space Dust will be a free extra on April 8. Local Jeni’s shops will also be offering free eclipse glasses with purchase starting April 5.


On April 8, Pizza Hut is offering a “Total Eclipse of the Hut” deal with large pizzas for $12. You can get up to 10 toppings on a pizza for the deal to be valid.


Perfect Bar is celebrating the April 8 eclipse by releasing a new flavor: chocolate brownie. For all local areas in the path of totality including Dallas, Perfect Bar is offering 50% off the new Chocolate Brownie flavor on April 8. You can buy the bar here.


Raising Cane’s locations in the path of totality are offering a free piece of Texas Toast on April 8. People anywhere in or out of the totality path can enter for a chance to win free Raising Cane’s for 20 years. You can enter here on April 8 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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