Monday, May 21, 2012

National Donut Day and Psycho Bugz

DATE:              May 22, 2012
Contact:            Jordan Zweigoron

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Psycho Donuts Launches Bug-Topped Donuts for National Donut Day and Annual Donut Eating Contest

PsychoDonuts will unveil two new donuts – Chirp Derp and Worm Hole - which feature edible bugs. The donut recipes will also be featured in the company’s third annual donut eating competition. A bug-themed art show, highlighting original works by local artists, will open at the company’s flagship store, coinciding with the National Donut Day festivities.

Chirp Derp
CAMPBELL, CA  May 22, 2012 --- Psycho Donuts has launched a new series of donuts, collectively dubbed PsychoBugz, which include edible crickets and larvae as donut toppings.

PsychoBugz will be available immediately before and after National Donut Day – recognized nationally as the first Friday in June.   Ron Levi, Doctor of Donut Derangement at Psycho Donuts said, “ ‘Donut’ be afraid!  While bugs may have a bad rap in the US, they are enjoyable snacks in other parts of the world, and are very high in protein.  More importantly, crickets and larvae are exotic elements in our crazy new donut recipes!”

Chirp Derp is a chocolate cake donut, with a hint of pumpkin and chipotle. The donut is iced in dark chocolate, with a drizzle of milk chocolate, and a sprinkle of bacon bits. Three bacon-cheddar crickets are perched atop the donut, tempting all who are willing to try something new and different.

Worm Hole is a jalapeno tequila-spiked cake donut with salted lime icing, keylime drizzle, and a Mexican spice larvette near the donut’s center.  

Chief Psycho Jordan Zweigoron said, “We are buzzing with excitement.  Psycho Donuts aspires to surprise and awe customers while taking donuts to unimaginable heights.  Chirp Derp and Worm Hole reinforce Psycho Donuts’ growing reputation as the world’s most unusual donut shop.”

Go Linda!  From 2011 Donut Pizza Eating Contest

Psycho Donuts Campbell will host its 3rd Annual Donut Pizza EatingCompetition on Saturday June 2, 2012 at 2:00pm – the day after National Donut Day.  The competition will pit 4 contestants against one another.  The winner will be the first to finish a 14” Donut Pizza, which typically serves 8 – 10 people.  Each donut pizza will have several of Psycho Donuts signature toppings, including the new recipes for National Donut Day.  The winner of the contest will receive a copy of the DVD, A Bug’s Life, a Psycho Donuts T-shirt, and a certificate for a dozen Psycho Donuts.

Artist: Christine Benjamin 
In conjunction with the release of PsychoBugz Donuts, Psycho Donuts will host a bug-themed art show at its Campbell location entitled “The Good, The Bad, and The Bugly,” from May 26 – July 26, 2012.  The art show will feature original works of local artists, including: Christine Benjamin, Sheri DeBow, Murphy Adams, Carlos Villez, Lacey Bryant, Michael Foley, Nicolas Caesar, Laura Callin Bennett, John Renzel, Jared Konopitski, Kori Thompson, John Cloud, Laura Zarrin, John Hageman, Anthony Barbaria, and Michelle Waters. Prices start at $40.  An Artist’s Open House will be held at Psycho Donuts Campbell on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. 


About Psycho Donuts -- Psycho Donuts is the world’s first and only light-hearted asylum for wayward do­nuts and the patients who eat them, with Northern California locations in Campbell and Downtown San Jose. Psycho Donuts has reinvented the donut and has earned global acclaim for creative and unconventional flavors, coupled with a colorful and unusual experience. The Psycho Donuts experience includes an asylum-themed wait staff, a padded cell, and a stress-relieving square of bubble wrap for each customer. Psycho Donuts also features original local artwork and eclectic merchandise for sale.  Psycho Do­nuts has quickly become a Bay Area icon, and has been featured on The Today Show, Fox Business News, USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Food Network Mag­azine, and more. Visit Psycho Donuts at or

Monday, May 14, 2012

Psycho Psushi Pseason

Psycho Donuts launched Psycho Psushi last May - in conjunction with FanimeCon.  We figured that donut sushi, complete with a bento box and pocky chopsticks - might generate a little interest. We were taken off-guard by a line of 1,000 people, which literally wrapped around a downtown San Jose block for an entire weekend.

News of Psycho Psushi literally spread around the world, and fans have been patiently awaiting Psycho Psushi's imminent return.

This year's version of Psycho Psushi will include some new Psushi varieties.  Our Psushi bento box comes complete with Pocky chopstix (Pockstix?), and - new this year - Psycho Wasabi (green tea butter cream)!

Lesson learned... we'll be making a couple (as in a  couple thousand) more trays than last year!

Psycho @ Fanime?  You Betcha!

A team of our very best Field Nurses will be selling Psycho Psushi - on-site at the San Jose Convention Center - throughout Fanime.  Get your Psushi fix either at the convention center, or a couple blocks down San Carlos Street at Psycho San Jose.  You'll also find Psycho Psushi at Psycho Campbell!

Our Psycho Fanime booth will sell a variety of Psycho-worthy drinks, featuring unassuming titles such as  True Blood Beverage, Bawls, Bug Barf, Zombie Brain Juice, Duff, and Resident Evil T-Virus.  If you're coming to Fanime, stop by for a sushi bento, a crazy drink - and as always - a free square of stress-relieving bubble wrap!

So there ya have it.  Psycho Psushi Pseason is almost here!  Look for initial bento boxes in small doses the week of May 21.  The Psushi factory will crank into warp speed May 25 - 28, coincidentally overlapping the dates of Fanime.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Psycho Moms

It's Mother's Day at Psycho Donuts!

Is your mom Psycho?  You know where to bring her!

This Mother's Day, we have donutized the mimosa, or as we like to call it, The Psycho MOMosa!  This colorful donut has a champagne pastry cream on the inside, orange icing on top, and a citrus swirl topped with rainbow sprinkles.  Skip the expensive Sunday Brunch Mimosa, and get a Psycho MOMosa instead!

Would you get a tattoo that says "Mom?"  If you're crazy enough to consider it, then we've got just the Mother's Day donut to prove it!  A Mother's Love is a heart-shaped raised donut, filled with white chocolate and passion fruit.  A MOM Tattoo is permanently sewn into the strawberry top of this love-fest of a donut.  Show Mom the depth of your love for her this Mother's Day, with A Mother's Love!

We hope you made it to Psycho Donuts for Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you...).  We served up ChewyDough - our furry Chewbacca inspired donuts.  In addition, many of you enjoyed a tasty inter-stellar delicacy known as Wookie Ballz.