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Fountain Valley's One-Pound Pop Tart Doughnut Is Trying to Kill You

The latest novelty food is a big one.

Donut Bar
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

For many years, it seemed that the pinnacle of novelty foods would be the savory, salty pizza bagel. Then, along came Dominique Ansel, using his cronut wiles to explode the collective minds of Manhattanites. These days, outlandish culinary mashups are almost exclusively found in the dessert realm, and it now seems that Orange County’s Donut Bar in Fountain Valley is getting in on the game.

Initially based out of San Diego, Donut Bar’s monstrous creation is a marriage of "big-ass doughnut" and Pop Tarts, and weighs in at over one pound. The two inch tall rectangle is not only stuffed with jam, it actually contains an entire Pop Tart inside, and has even more crumbled Pop Tart dashed on top.

A marriage of "big-ass doughnut" and Pop Tarts

Of course, like any true knock off, they can’t actually use the name Pop Tart, so instead the shop is going with the title of Big Poppa Tart Donut.

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According to the NY Daily News, Donut Bar makes about 150 of the $4 desserts every day, which seems an impossibly high number. Especially when you consider that the entire paying market for such things should be dead by now from sugar poisoning or something. Eventually the market for such excess should whittle itself down to zero, but apparently that hasn’t happened — yet.