Regardless of what you may think of crème brûlée’s flavor (and if you don’t like it—to quote Bart in the episode when he was a bloated rock star, and a metal Milhouse told him “It used to be about the music!”—SLAG OFF), it’s hard to deny how fun it is to take a spoon and crack that sucker. The Donuttery manages to replicate the experience of the iconic French dessert––in donut form.
The 24-hour Huntington Beach experimental doughnut shop known for red velvet, bacon maple bars, pumpkin and vegan doughnuts has perfected a decidedly American twist on a European delicacy. They essentially take a glazed, custard-filled doughnut and place crystalized sugar atop. Each bite has a satisfying crunch to it at first and ends with mouthful of smooth custard and pillowy dough. The sugar cracks like glass right in front of your mouth.
It’s a bit pricey for a doughnut at $2.50 a piece, but hey, it’s more fun than a Cronut on crack.