Krispy Kreme are NOT opening a Dublin store

Some of the famous Krispy Kreme doughnuts
Some of the famous Krispy Kreme doughnuts

For fans of American doughnut chain Krispy Kreme yesterday's good news has morphed into bad news today.

Last night, Dublin-dwelling lovers of the US snack were overjoyed when a Facebook page called Krispy Kreme Ireland went viral.

It was announcing the chain's first ever Irish shop, in St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, at the end of the month.

Folks went crazy and there was a huge buzz among those who had sampled their wares in the UK or the US.

However, the page is now gone and the American company's Twitter page has confirmed that the Facebook page was a hoax, meaning there are no plans for a shop to open here.

Ah well...