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Psycho Donuts, Campbell

Robert Lauriston Mar 9, 2009 01:55 PM

Doughnuts topped with all kinds of unlikely stuff such as cereal, pretzels, graham crackers, green tea, cayenne ... I'm not sure I'd want to eat them, but they're good for a laugh.


  1. choctastic Apr 8, 2009 12:06 PM

    The donut fries are ingenious. I haven't seen that before.

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      toodie jane Apr 11, 2009 08:55 PM

      explain please

      1. re: toodie jane
        choctastic Apr 13, 2009 06:41 AM

        On the website, there's something called "donut fries". Basically it looks like donut dough cut into sticks and then fried to look like "fries". In the picture, the "fries" are served with what looks like "ketchup" and "mayonnaise" but are probably jam and donut glaze.

        I thought that was quite ingenious.

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      racheous Apr 7, 2009 07:45 PM

      Anyone else a little offended by the concept?

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        lexdevil Apr 7, 2009 09:10 PM

        Probably not overall, but I do think the "Bipolar" donut is...unkind. This is not a condition that should be made light of. I doubt anyone would name a donut after Sickle Cell or Tuberculosis, but for whatever reason, folks find mental illness a suitable subject for humor. The "Massive Head Trauma" donut is just gross.

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          uhockey Apr 8, 2009 05:31 PM

          I think a Tuberculosis donut would be hilarious. The "Cancer" donut that had a bunch of abnormal growths coming off a normal donut - that would be offensive.

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            adgraphics Apr 17, 2009 06:30 PM

            I don't know, maybe it's my sense of humor... I love anything wacky and off the wall and I really don't get the sense that the owner is poking fun. He's a quirky guy and is playing on a wacky off the wall concept. I laughed at the bipolar donut and believe me I know bipolars and that is what made it even funnier too me. My daughter is dating a guy that is heavily bipolar and won't take his meds and the fact that the donut is half and half busted me up! I loved it! Yeah that's G alright!

          2. re: racheous
            Windy Apr 8, 2009 05:27 PM

            The Merc is apparently. It's linked from the header on SFgate.com.

            Personally I find it both tasteless and funny (I grew up in a bipolar home, and we made a lot of bad jokes). Haven't tried the donuts though.

            1. re: Windy
              lexdevil Apr 8, 2009 05:38 PM

              I think it's similar to the question of who gets to use "the n word." Folks are free to make light of their own condition, empower themselves by re-appropriating demeaning words, etc., but this doesn't mean the same words won't be hurtful when deployed by others. I'm not offended by the "Bipolar" donut, but I do think it is potentially kicking folks when they're down.

          3. Melanie Wong Mar 18, 2009 11:15 PM

            Well, my brother saw my post here and called to say that he'd made the trek to Campbell to try it out. Fritters were already gone, and he was told they sell out early. He tried some other flavors, found them interesting (mentioning the green tea speciically), and agrees with Hoss that these aren't exactly light. He'd rather have a warm, freshly made donut instead of all the decorations and doodads, and doesn't plan to make a special trip again.

            Psycho Donuts
            2006 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008

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              wineguy7 Nov 28, 2009 05:20 PM

              Mrs. Wineguy and I stopped in for dessert after lunch today. We had the Nutella the Hun, The Headbanger and the Apricot Jam. I liked the Nutella best, a surprisingly light nutella flavored cake donut covered in sprinkles. The Headbanger is a jelly filled-raised, glazed donut. I didn't like the filling, found it to be more like bad pie filling than jelly. The Apricot Jam was an apricot jam fritter. It was too laden with oil. I might go back if I'm in the area, but won't go out of my way if I'm craving a donut.

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              Hoss Mar 9, 2009 02:39 PM

              Went there on opening day. Pretty cool. The donuts are good, but they're a load. I'm more of a lighter, glazed raised or chocolate raised with coffee guy. I think they'll do well with the stoner market.

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              1. re: Hoss
                Melanie Wong Mar 18, 2009 05:52 PM

                "Good" in what sense?

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                  Hoss Mar 19, 2009 09:44 AM

                  Good if you want a large donut, covered in "frosting" and topped with something like Fruit Loops, Cap'n Crunch, etc. My kids were excited, but I'd rather have a fresh, light donut with some good coffee.

                  1. re: Melanie Wong
                    adgraphics Apr 17, 2009 06:27 PM

                    I thought the donuts were delicious but true a heavy donut and very dense. It's more of a desert donut vs. a breakfast/coffee donut.

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                  kc72 Mar 9, 2009 02:02 PM

                  Sounds and looks similar to Voodoo in Portland

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