Oh God, There’s Another Really Weird Doughnut

The Everything Bagel, Via The Doughnut Project Facebook.

Honestly, I’d be happy to not write about doughnuts for a while. What more can be done in doughnut journalism once the gold standard–the Gold Doughnut–has been throughly covered, and eaten?

Well, this: black sesame seeds, garlic, poppy seeds, pepitas, and sea salt. Yes, doughnut eaters, we present The Everything Doughnut.

Gothamist reports that The Doughnut Project founders, Troy Neal and Leslie Polizzotto, were happy to foment more doughnut controversy today when they released their latest flavor–one that New Yorkers feel strongly about due to its normal pairing with our unofficial city food, the bagel.

“People already were arguing about it, which I think is wonderful,” Neal told Gothamist. “I knew we kind of hit a chord a little bit because not everybody’s on board, or they’re skeptical about what it’s going to be like.”

The founders say the main idea was to create a savory snack out of the traditionally sweet one (this one has a sweet cream cheese glaze)–achieving that tasting note loved by some and loathed by others, savory-sweet. “If you bring a box of doughnuts to work there’s always someone who isn’t going to eat a sweet doughnut but this may fill this niche,” Polizzotto explained to Gothamist.

Of course, another option would be to just not eat it. But, never mind because that would be ludicrous. This is New York City in 2016. We eat burgers sandwiched by ramen buns, doughnuts crossed with croissants and covered in gold, and bagels that look like puffed rainbows. A seed- and salt-based finish on our doughnuts is nothing. So yes, we will eat this, too.

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