And Paul and I have really been looking forward to California's many donut shops for a long time now after experiencing the dearth of good donuts in Utah. Seriously, you cannot find a decent donut in that state. Except maybe the blueberry donut at Mad Brooke's in Layton.
So Paul paused the 70's horror flick he was watching ("Empire of the Ants", which he said was about radioactive giant ants that killed people) and we went to this place called Psycho Donuts. And while they weren't the best donuts I have ever had, they certainly made the donut experience more interesting with their wild flavor combinations, inventive naming, and the friendly girl behind the counter dressed in an orderly's uniform. Which is the reason behind the controversy I guess.
Names like "Cereal Killer".
Or "Headbanger's Evil Twin" which had raspberry filling "blood" oozing out.
Or "Mood Swing", "Glazed and Confused" or "Jekyll and Hyde".
Here are some of their other creations:
And I love how their sign for their holiday hours (which you can't see really well behind me) talks about when the shop is "in lockdown" and how there is a note on the door that says "Push, Dummy".
I think they should add more half-and-half options like a vanilla and chocolate donut with names like "bipolar" or "split personality", but those are probably even more controversial. Or maybe they already have it and that was the "Jekyll and Hyde" donut that they were already out of.
Anyway, I get a huge kick out of trying bizarre places and doing random things, and this was just about as random as it gets. Although I couldn't bring myself to buy the "Hamburger Donut" with sesame seeds on top and strips of bacon in the middle of a glazed donut. Gross.