Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Psych Easter is almost here

It's almost time for Eastertrocities at Psycho Donuts.  But first... some Psycho adulations...

courtesy Christine Benjamin
Thanks to all of our crazy fans for voting Psycho Donuts BEST DONUT SHOP – 6 years running – in The Metro's 2014 Best of Edition! Also, Big(foot) thanks to all of our Psycho artists, especially Christine Benjamin and Kepi Ghouli, for creating the Bigfoot Show, happening Saturday, April 12, at Psycho Campbell!

'Donut' miss a visit to Psycho Donuts this Easter!  Starting on Monday before Easter, get ready for Psome Pserious Psycho bunnytrocities... Available at both Psycho Donuts locations, through Easter Sunday.
Peep Show!


Protect your nest egg! Our responsible Peeps can give you a lesson with Peep Show. You'll find our pedantic peeps perched tirelessly atop their Cadbury Easter Eggs, in their warm donuty nest - fashioned from raised donuts with maple icing and coconut. Before eating the eggs below, make sure to eat the Peep on top first - these peeps have been know to protect their nest eggs at any cost!

Rabbit Roadkill!


Sorry, no cute bunnies at Psycho Donuts... you'll have to go to Cute Donuts for those... Rabbit Roadkill has seen better days. Jelly filling is oozing from his skid-marked ear. His swollen Donut-Hole eye gives him a pretty sad outlook... and though you may feel a pang of regret, you will eat him.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Farewell Chef Ron and Helloooo Ashley

With a Psycho Psigh, we sing So Long, Farewell to our Doctor of Donut Derangement.  After inventing some of the world's most creative donutrocities, and creating world-wide donut fame for Donut Guy and himself alike, Chef Ron Levi is returning the the relatively small market segment of "non-donutary" food.   We wish Ron a crazy successful career.  He can usually be found making culinary waves at Calafia CafĂ© in Palo Alto.

There's a new Surgeon General in Town!
Is anyone crazy enough to fill those demented shoes?  Enter Nurse Ashley; or if we may, Psycho Surgeon General Ashley?  Nurse Ashley deserves a serious round of applause (and probably a serious round of drinks too).  

Ashley is a graduate of the International Culinary Center, and joined Psycho Donuts in 2012 as a nurse trainee at Psycho San Jose.  From the day she joined, Ashley was on a mission.  In her care, customers never missed out on a bubble wrap experience and Psycho San Jose literally sparkled at the end of each shift – as she quickly became a role model of Psycho Pspirit. Needless to say, Ashley was quickly promoted to Psycho Psupervisor.  Within a year, she was again promoted to Assistant Store Manager (we really need a psycho title for our ASMs, right? Email us and win a free half dozen Psychos if we use your idea).

The nice thing about a small company is a flat hierarchy. Only 15 promotions later, Ashley was ready to kill for the top spot. There were rumors of death threats... Was Ashley to blame?  Some things remain shrouded in mystery.  We're just saying that Ashley really wanted – and deserved – the craziest job in Silicon Valley.

Congrats on your promotion Ashley!
In between juggling schedules, payroll, staffing, vendors, inventory (and 400 things not covered in her job description), you'll find Ashley currently developing a Bigfoot Donut, something clever for National Donut Day, and even a Spam donut (more on that soon!). 

Despite the never-ending attempts of Donut Guy to preempt Ashley's entire existence, she manages to maintain a thin shred of sanity (well, not really sanity) amidst the Psycho chaos.

So here's a little more about Ashley in her own words.  "...I'm having a hard time thinking of things to write about myself! Um, I'm perpetually pink with my hair and stuff? I'm a huge nerd who enjoys Star Trek, video and board games, and Sailor Moon. Um. Um. Um. I know how to tie a cherry stem with my tongue? I love musicals? I'm an avid blackjack player? I can say the alphabet backwards? I know all the presidents we've ever had, in the correct order?"

You had us at tying a cherry stem with your own tongue...!  Things do not always happen as they should when it comes to careers and companies... but occasionally, the cream rises to the top. We're Psuper proud of you, Ashley!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Bigfoot Show at Psycho Donuts

The Bigfoot Show!
Psycho Donuts Campbell
April 12, 2014 from 10am - 3pm

Kepi Ghoulie, Art friends and Psycho Donuts, in conjunction with the Bigfoot Museum, are planning a special Bigfoot-themed event to raise money for the Bigfoot Museum in Felton CA! Original art, live
Bigfoot's Toe Jam
music, and crazy donut prescriptions will be your reward for attending.  Plus it's the ONLY day you'll be able to buy Bigfoot's Toe Jam (a portion of Toe Jam proceeds will directly benefit The Bigfoot Museum).  Who needs a bear claw when you can eat Bigfoot?  Here's what Jerry Salas at had to say about The Bigfoot Event.

Bigfoot Love
Murphy Adams.  $125
'Donut' miss our special art reception where Psycho customers can meet the artists, and hear live performances of Kepi Ghoulie (of Groovie Ghoulies fame) Dog Party, Dan P., and special guests – live from the Psycho Padded Cell.   The art show will continue at Psycho Campbell through May 12, 2014.  RSVP on our Facebook Event, or just show up!

Bigfoot Likes to Give Piggyback Rides
Jared Konopitski.  $40
Psycho Donuts Campbell is giddy to announce the list of artists participating in the Bigfoot show:

Portrait of Bigfoot
Christine Benjamin.  $125
Bigfoot Enjoying the Day
Jared Konopitski.  $60
Adam Davis, Allie Hartley, Allyson Seconds, Bruce Gossett, Chris Shary, Christine Benjamin, Dan Potthast, Don Vigeant, Donny Foley, Gilbert Armendariz, Greg Attonito, Jared Konopitski, John Stuart Berger, Jonny Edmondson, Julie Okahara, Kepi Ghoulie, Kevin Seconds, Kirsten Quong, Kori Thompson, Lara-Scarlett Bizzotto, Lori Herbst, Lucy Giles, Mario Estioko, Mike Borja, Murphy Adams, Michael Foley, Nicolas Caesar, Ricardo Gonzalez, Shanti Wintergate, Tom Neely, and Woody Miller

A portion of proceeds from Bigfoot donut sales and art sales will directly benefit The Bigfoot Museum.  Special thanks to Christine Benjamin and Kepi Ghoulie!

Friday, January 31, 2014

StonerBowl and Anti-Valentines

What were the odds?  Denver vs Seattle.  Which side are you on?  And by that, I don't mean the Broncos vs the Seahawks...  We 'donut' pick sides at Psycho Donuts, but we sure like it when current events are just right for a crazy new donut.  We hope you enjoy the Super, er, Stoner-Bowl this weekend.  And we hereby announce our latest current event donut, this weekend only...

The Psycho PstonerBowl!

We've heard it's the favorite donut of James Blunt!  It's one half football, and another half-legal. Although you can only have so much fun with our PstonerBowl, because no medicinal herbs were harmed in the creation of this donut.  That may not stop you from eating a dozen of them.

Quantities will be limited.  Call the Nurse on Duty to preorder at (408) 378-4540!

The crazy innovation continues at Psycho Donuts, and the local press is paying attention; so a quick shout out to Lauren Hepler at The Silicon Valley Business Journal for this great article, and also this one.  And to Jackie Burrell at The Bay Area News Group for covering our new Gluten Free-Range line-up.

Let's move on and disgust Valentines Day... Love is in the air, and happy couples walk in a drunken stupor of Cupid's arrow.  Right up until they enter Psycho Donuts...  Because Valentine's Day at Psycho Donuts is opposite day.  If you're not lost in love, but rather, have lost your love, then our nurse on duty has just the donut prescription for you this year.

Blue Ballz with a side of Bawls!
Above, Nurse Aleena is modeling alongside our, ahem, Blue Ballz. They're topped in Smurf-blue icing, and filled with custard.  Better than a stiff drink at a dive bar, Blue Ballz will cure what ails you this Valentine's Day.  Pick up a bottle of Bawls to accompany your Blue Ballz.

Who will be the proud recipient of one?
You remember those sweetheart candies.  The ones in the paper box that taste like chalk?  Did anyone actually eat those?  A while back, Chef Ron began donutizing the concept, with his own crazy twist. Not-So-Sweethearts are the perfect gift for your anti-Valentine (or someone you love that appreciates a twisted sense of humor).  Not-So-Sweethearts come with loveable slogans like "I H8 U," "DOOSH," and other poetic anomalies, to truly help express your real feelings this Valentine's Day!  (editorial note: the DOOSH typo is intentional, because really, would you enjoy a donut with the correct spelling of that word on top?  Besides, the real spelling might not fit on a donut).

We're to blame for creating this heart-shaped victim of Cupid.  'Shot Thru The Heart' is literally pierced through the heart with an evil chocolate dagger. The heart is oozing raspberry jelly, and blood-red drizzle leaks ominously from its' pocky-inflicted wound.  It's our Headbanger all dressed up for the loveless; or if you really need another Bon Jovi reference...  it's the donut that gives love a bad name.

Along with our crude Valentine's Day donutrocities, we often feel compelled to show the world our soft, Psycho underbelly.  So Chef Ron created the Velvet Crush! Silky red velvet cake topped in cheezcake frosting, with tiny little hearts. There's no crush sweeter!

Beethoven's Passionata was considered by many to be his most tempestuous piano sonata; and such is the case with our Psycho Passionata. This "almost-beating heart" is filled with a piercing combination of white chocolate and passion fruit. It's topped with authentic, home spun raspberry glaze that will send your taste buds into a manic frenzy. Would you kill for love? This is the love donut to kill for!

And not to be outdone by the donutrocities above, you might flatline when you try Devil's My Heart. It'll have raspberry jelly coursing through your veins before you can call for the Nurse on Duty!

Lost Love Found, by Valery Milovic

And in the Psycho art department, it's time for our annual Anti-Valentine's Day art show!  Featuring awesome Psycho artists, including Beth Robinson, Nicolas Caesar, Christine Benjamin, Murphy Adams, Michael Foley, Carlos Villez, Valery Milovic, Eric Joyner, Laura Callin Bennett, John Cloud, and Adam Davis.

It's our annual Anti-Valentine's Day Celebration, with crazy donutrocities coming to a Psycho Pstore near you any day now!  Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for Anti-Valentine donut launch updates!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

No Gluten for Vladimir Putin

Will gluten addicts embark on a new wave of protests at our humble South Bay Donusylum?  What's a gluten anyways? Isn't it awesome that Gluten rhymes with Putin (more on that below)?

For our gluten-lovin' fans, 'donut' worry... We will continue to make all your gluten-laden favorites!

Ever since the auspicious launch of Psycho Donuts, customers have challenged us to take donuts to unthinkable places.  We've donutized everything from tacos, pizzas, ice cream sandwiches, to sushi. We've placed edible bugs on donuts...  Along the way, we invented our own line of vegan donutrocities.

And today, we are bouncing off the proverbial rubber walls with glutenous glee, as we announce...

'Gluten Free–Range' Donuts at Psycho Donuts!
Pstarting Psporadically on Friday, January 24

Psycho Gluten Free–Range Donuts enjoy a cage-free doughy existence, until they meet their maker. Initially, they will be available only on certain days of the week. Follow us @psychodonuts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, (and the other likely suspects...) for availability updates. Hint: Call in your order to the nurse on duty (408-533-1023), to ensure you exit the asylum with a gluten-free smile on your crazy face.  Jackie Burrell at the San Jose News Group had this to say.

Although Psycho Donuts does not have a gluten free kitchen, we make every attempt to meet your crazy needs for a gluten-restricted diet.  For this reason, we've teamed up with Melinda's Gluten Free in Santa Cruz.  Melinda provides the 'naked' gluten-free donuts, and the Psycho kooks dress them up for Psycho Pstardom.   Although we make every effort to avoid cross-gluten contamination, be aware that our Gluten Free-Range donuts occasionally have social interaction with their gluten-containing cousins, in the Psycho donut case.

And now, lettuce take a closer look at Psycho's new line-up of Gluten Free-Range Donuts!

The Sticky Pig
Golden Cake, Maple Icing, Crispy bacon. It's Gluten-free goodness without sacrificing the pork!

Chocolate Madness
Chocolate cake, Chocolate icing, Chocolate sprinkles.  It may be gluten-free, but it's still a chocoholic's dream donut!

Sochi's Choice
It's Red! It has a winter white blanket of cheesecake icing. Even the press concurs that the Winter Olympics in Sochi is INSANE...  which make Sochi the perfect victim for a Current Event Donut!  Who cares if it's too warm for snow...  We'll manufacture our own white blanket of cheesecake icing, atop the doughy slopes of this gluten-free donutrocity. Sochi's Choice is Vladimir Putin's favorite non-gluten (say that 10 times).

Psycho Pstrawberry Psupernova
Chocolate cake, Vanilla icing, and a gluten-reminiscent explosion of Strawberry drizzle.

Gluten Free-Range Donuts – roaming the Psycho Donuts display case sporadically, starting on Friday, January 24!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Animal Donuts Abound

Nurse Kylie making Furry Friends at Psycho San Jose
It's January, which means our nurses are in triage mode, preparing for FurrCon in Downtown San Jose.  And FurrCon is incomplete without Animal Parts...

By which we mean --  the tails and ballz of Tigers and Zebras.

Get your animal parts at Psycho San Jose and also on-site at the FurrCon event.

Attending Hempcon or Northern California Volleyball Association's Girl's Kickoff Tournament?  Psycho is on-site at the convention center, with Crazy Good treats!

Break out the Animal Parts!  Welcome Furries!


And that's not all... this time of year, our Headbanger transforms into the PandaBanger... 

But the animal we're really crazy about this year is the shark.  And for that reason, please give a warm welcome to our latest donutrocity -- Ballz of Teal!   Donut holes made of devil's food cake in Sharks fan colors, topped with messy drizzles in vanilla, chocolate, and caramel.  Look for them on game days.  Go SHARKS!
Ballz of Teal!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Rocking Around the Psycho Tree

The Psycho kitchen is transforming itself.  The pilgrim cooking staff gets replaced by crazy elves; and Chef Ron has to figure out how to replace Drunkin' Punkins with our crazy Christmas lineup.

Grandma's RevengeHeadbanger has morphed into a 'reindeerbanger' throughout December!  And it's time to find a new campy Christmas song, because Grandma get herself a shotgun. This donut will make any Grandma-targeting reindeers think twice before running over Grandma.

Psycho Sufganiyot. For those rocking the remaining 8 days and 7 nights, come get our Psycho Psufganiyot. Is it Kosher? Is the Pope Jewish? 

Jingle Ballz. You've seen our Piggy Ballz, Wookie Ballz, and Zombie Ballz... But our Jingle Ballz are the happiest balls on the planet. They come in shades of red and green, filled with custard, and topped with fresh snow.

Psycho Wreath. For our vegan friends, this green crueller is pretty enough to mount on your front door – if it weren't for your neighbors coming to take a bite out of it.

Reindeer Droppings. Filled with mint chocolate, and topped with the best kind of reindeer droppings - chocolate covered raisins!

Psycho Tree. For those with a lesser tolerance for juvenile donut humor, the Psycho Tree is a triangular raised donut, iced in green, with Mini M&M's and a vanilla drizzle. You can even bring this one to your grandparents without offending!

Lumps of Coal. Got a naughty kid in your household? We have just the thing.  Lumps of Coal are filled with mint
chocolate, and topped in coal (aka Oreo cookie dust).

Come and get your Psycho Pseasonals before they're gone!

And 'donut' miss our annual art show, highlighting the works of local, original artists:

 "A Very Psycho Holiday GIFT ART Show"
Runs from Dec. 1st to January 10th 2013

Check the Psycho Facebook Page for all the crazy details. This year's art show features Christine Benjamin, Eric Joyner, Michael Foley, Nicolas Caesar,Murphy Adams, John Cloud, Carlos Villez, Adam Davis, Beth Robinson, Valery Milovic, Jared Konopitski and Kori Thompson. 

You'll find crazy, original artwork which brings together themes of Christmas, Psycho Donuts, and elements you'll only find in Silicon Valley.  Original artwork for as little as $40!  Now that's Psycho..!  Images above courtesy of Nicolas Caesar.