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The Most Unusual Doughnut Creations You Have to Try in This Lifetime

Updated: Dec 21, 2019

What is better than a doughnut? A crazy and unusual flavored doughnut, of course! The days of the classic glazed or sprinkled doughnuts are long gone, and restaurants across the globe continue to create their own original creations. From savory taco doughnuts to sweet bubble gum, these delicious, Insta-worthy (and sometimes strange) doughnut concoctions will be sure to make you drool. Read my original story published on PopSugar.

Kobe Beef Chili-Filled Doughnuts

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The Boneyard Bistro, an eclectic barbecue eatery in Sherman Oaks, CA, brings American comfort food to a whole new level with its Kobe Beef Chili-Filled Doughnuts. These savory doughnut holes are stuffed with chili and topped with cheese, onions, and pickles

Mac 'n' Cheese Doughnuts

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Loved for its delicious doughnuts and retro vibe, Glam Doll Donuts has been a Minneapolis favorite. Its exclusive Mac 'n' Cheese Doughnuts are essentially macaroni and cheese, rolled in breading, shaped into a doughnut, and deep-fried. In other words, a dream come true to all cheese-lovers.

Glow-in-the-Dark Doughnuts

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Yes, you can now eat you're "Glonuts" in the dark. The Black Star Pastry shop in Australia has created Instagram's latest food fad. Christopher Thé, a world-renowned pastry chef, came up with the idea at a festival. The secret ingrediant? Vitamin B.

Taco Doughnuts

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Puesto in Southern California recently debuted this taco doughnut. Chef Katy Smith folds filet mignon with melted cheese on the plancha and forms the crispy cheesy wrap into the shape of a doughnut. She then tops it with Maine lobster, avocado slices, chipotle crema, and cilantro crema. All of that is served on a bed of stone-ground, blue corn tortillas.

Do’sant Ice Cream Sandwich

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Cream's Do'sant (originating from Berkeley, CA) is a glazed doughnut-croissant combined with the shop's proprietary ice cream, creating unique sandwich combinations. After tasting its signature glazed flavor, try the Cinnamon Sugar Do'sant. Your taste buds will thank you.

Grilled Cheese Doughnuts

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Clinton Hall in New York has partnered with The Doughnut Project to serve up an awesome new creation: Grilled Cheese Doughnuts. The "Flamin Hot Doughnut Grilled Cheese" is spicy and oozing with cheese.

Mojito Doughnuts With Mint Leaves

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To get a taste of these creative Mojito glazed doughnuts, made with fresh ingredients, head to Brooklyn's Dough. No, there is no actual alcohol involved, but biting into one of these will whisk you away to Cuba.

Chocolate Bacon Doughnuts Sandwich

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Tom + Chee (founded in Cincinnati) presents the Choco Bacon Bliss doughnut, which is a grilled doughnut filled with bacon, chocolate, mozzarella, and chocolate mascarpone. Another fun creation from the shop includes s'mores doughnut sandwiches.

Superfood Doughnut

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Feeling under the weather? Try a Banana Chaga doughnut from Brooklyn's Loosie's Café in collaboration with Chef Sarah Pachelli. Chaga mushrooms contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits that will boost your immune system. These doughnut creations are actually healthy and will leave you guilt-free and wanting more.

Doughnut Cheeseburgers

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Datz, a comfort food joint in Florida, creates the "Double D". Two fresh ground chuck burger patties are sandwiched between two glazed doughnuts and piled high with Swiss and American cheeses, lettuce, tomato, and red onion.

Bubble Gum Doughnuts

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You can't speak about unusual doughnuts without bringing up the infamous VooDoo Doughnut shop from Portland, OR. Its delicious bubble gum flavor stars a raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting, bubble gum dust, and piece of Double Bubble bubble gum.

Sushi Doughnuts

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Move over sushi burritos. We have a new creation to rave about. The sushi doughnuts at Poketeria are definitely worth the hype. These creations are made by forming sushi rice into the shape of a doughnut and topping it with fresh tuna, salmon, avocado, cucumber, sesame seeds, and spicy mayo.

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