People put some CRAZY things on donuts. No matter how you spell it, donuts are one of humankind’s best creations, and people get really creative with them. From breakfast cereal to insects (wait, what?), below are five of the weirdest donuts I’ve ever seen (as well as a bonus sort-of-a-donut that’s not weird, but simply fantastic).
But first, the weird, wild, and wacky donuts I’ve found!
The Inception Donut
It’s a donut topped with a sugar cookie topped with Cheerios. I mean … come ON! This sugar bomb is the brainchild of The Cinnamon Snail in New York City, and it will set you back $7. But hey, NYC.
Grilled Cheese Donut
Tom + Chee are famous for their grilled cheese donuts. Their Blueberry Blue (pictured above) was featured on The Food Network’s Man vs. Food and is a mixture of blueberry compote, blue cheese, and lemon mascarpone surrounded by an inside-out donut. Blue cheese not your thing? Try cheddar cheese melted in a glazed donut.
Back in 2012, Psycho Donuts in Campbell, California, unveiled its Psychobugz donut. This one has a shot of protein, because those are actual insects on that there donut. Crickets and larvae, to be exact. This one was a limited-time offering, though, so sorry- no bugs for you.
Yes, this weird and wild bakery gets two spots on this list. Psycho Donuts unveiled its Foie Bomb donut in 2013, and people went nuts for it. And some people got really, really mad. The chef got death threats after giving away the donuts filled with foie gras, topped with crispy sage, and served with a balsamic reduction. As you may guess, this one is not on their regular menu!
Dry Pork and Seaweed Donut
This one is available at Dunkin’ Donuts! Well … Dunkin’ Donuts in China, that is. A glazed donut is topped with dried pork and seaweed. So that could totally be brunch, right?
And finally, the bonus not-really-a-donut-but-sort-of …
As someone who lives in the Chicagoland area, I feel a pressing need to include these babies on this list. Not because they’re weird, but because they’re literally one of the best things ever. Mardi Gras means something a little different around here – it means bakeries all over town will be offering paczki for a few glorious days. We place orders early, we line up to get these. We take this very seriously, folks.
TOMORROW IS PACZKI DAY. HAVE YOU ASSEMBLED A PLAN? HAVE YOU NOTIFIED FRIENDS AND FAMILY? DON'T GO INTO PACKZI DAY UNPREPARED.
— dan sinker (@dansinker) February 28, 2017