Is there nothing better than a warm glazed doughnut that is hot off the conveyor belt or from a microwave? Yes. And if you happen to be near San Jose or Campbell, California you should do yourself a favor and visit Psycho Donuts — if not for the fried dough and jelly, for the (ahem) unusual experience.
Don’t let the giant ocular sockets dangling in the window scare you away. There is plenty inside that will do the trick. And if the staff clad in nurses costumes, or the padded cell gives you the jitters, you can request a sheet of bubble wrap to pop until your nerves are calm again.
The menu names are as scary as the calories. A popular pick among patrons and my kids is The Cereal Killer, a glazed doughnut topped with crushed Cap’n Crunchberries.
If you are a chocoholic like myself, you must try the chocolate cake doughnut covered in white powdered sugar and aptly named, The Michael Jackson. Can’t decide? Then the Jekyll & Hyde with two different sides of chocolate should feed at least one ego.
The coffee is pretty decent, and will help later with the sugar crash. As for the kiddos sugar crash? Well, you might want to fill them up with protein before arriving and visit a park STAT.
NOTE: My kids are 6 and 8 and were not afraid to walk through the doors or experience the unusual decor. Additionally, I have seen kids aged 0 to teen, and they are more interested in the doughy treats behind the glass.