Saturday, June 6, 2009

Psycho Donut - Donut Day!

Psycho Donut - Where the 'nurses' take care of 'psycho donuts'!

After reading about Krispy Kreme giving out free donuts, AJ and I were inspired to celebrate all things donut on this lovely Friday! We hit up Krispy Kreme and ordered a chocolate kreme filled and a strawberry glazed. AJ thought he had asked for the custard filling, but was served their kreme or frosting filled donut. Verdict: It was still delicious. Krispy Kreme is also offering some new glazed donuts this summer season: strawberry and blueberry glazed. As a young child I always got the strawberry glazed from Dunkin' Donuts. The Krispy Kreme version kicks its butt. There is real fruit in this glaze and you can see and taste the difference.

These donuts were delicious and prompted AJ to search his Iphone for the next Krispy Kreme location, in hopes of another free donut. His search brought up the local donut shop, "Psycho Donuts". Surely with a name like that, this place would turn out some unique creations. We drove 25 minutes to our next donut stop.

Psycho Donut - chocolate glazed yeast donut with marshmallow, pretzels, and chili powder.

Psycho Donuts is dedicated to creating unique flavor and texture combinations. Most of their donuts rely on the same base - a yeast donut - which is glazed with different flavored coatings, filled with different custards and jellies, and topped with crunchy goodies. Not only are their donuts creative, but the decor is as well. They create the ambiance of a psych ward for their mentally unstable donuts. Even the cashiers are dressed like nurses!

Coco puff Donut!

I wasn't able to download the pics I took of our donuts. AJ ordered a yeast donut topped with a vanilla glaze and oreo cookies. The crunchy oreos were wonderful, especially with a big gulp of milk. I went with the banana creme, a custard filled chocolate glazed donut topped with crunchy banana chips. I was kind of hoping the creme would be banana flavored as well, but it was still tasty. The banana chips were a unique and flavorful addition to this boston creme donut. These donuts were filling, and with one already in my belly, I wasn't able to finish more than half.

Safe to say AJ and I will be returning to Psycho Donut for its unusual combinations. I think I might have to get the namesake with its chili powder and pretzel topping!

Happy Donut Eating!

2146 Leghorn St
Mountain View, CA

2006 Winchester Blvd
Campbell, CA

1 comment:

Gastronomer said...

Oooh! I've read so much about this place. Peeps are sayin' it's offensive to the mentally ill ( I'm glad to read that the sweets are worth coming back for. Kind of offsets the controversy ;-)