Doughnuts aren’t exactly a ‘traditional’ Thanksgiving food, but a doughnut-centric bakery in Rhode Island clearly wanted to get in on the holiday cheer and went about it in a very unexpected way.
Hopping on the sweet-meets-savory doughnut trend, PVDonuts in Providence has introduced a limited-edition fried treat for this week only: the FriendsgivingPVD doughnut, which crams everyone’s Thanksgiving favorites into one neat little ‘dessert’.
Only available until the end of the day on Wednesday, the unusual treat has already caused quite a buzz on social media.
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We’re thankful for… PVDonuts in Providence, Rhode Island has introduced a limited-edition Thanksgiving-inspired doughnut
Instant hit: The ‘FriendsgivingPVD’ is only available through the end of today and has led to hour-long lines outside the store
According to the bakery’s Instagram page, the doughnut is a collaboration with fellow Providence restaurant Bucktown.
It features a brioche doughnut — seemingly the perfect neutral base for such an over-the-top creation — slathered in a cranberry sauce glaze.
It’s then topped mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, and fried chicken, which the bakery subbed in for the traditional turkey dinner.
While the strange mash-up might not seem appetizing to some, the attention-grabbing confection has been well-received by customers.
Ingredients: A brioche doughnut is topped with a cranberry sauce glaze, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and fried chicken
Nom nom nom: The shop is clearly inventive with their treats, and they serve other seasonal options as well
‘The #friendsgivingpvd is worth the wait,’ wrote one Instagrammer who got his hands on one, while other wrote: ‘This is what dreams are made of.’
‘I was a little skeptical — but it works. And dear lord the chicken is good,’ chimed in another Instagram user.
In fact, there’s been a long line to buy the new doughnuts, which go on sale at 9am and are available until 3pm or when they sell out.
Sweet trend: PVDonuts also serves more traditional flavors
Yum! Earlier this year, New York City’s The Doughnut Project earned widespread attention for their everything bagel-inspired doughnuts, which are still a hit
One customer said she waited an hour in the New England cold for hers, and ‘the frostbite was worth it’.
While the concoction can certainly seem odd to basic glazed and chocolate-frosted fans, PVDonuts’ Thanksgiving recipe isn’t the first to use savory ingredients.
New York City’s The Doughnut Project has earned much hype for its Everything Donut, which, like an everything bagel, is topped with garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sea salt, and pepitas.
The shop also has a maple bacon option with actual strips of bacon on top.