(Photos: Donut Bar)
These mesmerizing beauties are called Big Poppa Tart donuts. They're the latest creation of Santiago Campa, the owner of the Donut Bar, a small donut shop chain in southern California. Each of the Big Poppa Tart donuts has a whole Pop-Tart stuffed inside. It's 2 inches tall and weighs about 1 pound. ABC7 describes how Campa developed it:
Campa says his son helped him come up with the idea of using Pop Tarts.
"I laughed for about ten seconds and then I said, 'Well, actually you might be on to something,'" Campa said.
That was six months ago. Since then, the "Poppa Tart Donut" has become popular through social media. What was supposed to be a one week special is now permanently on the menu.
"It tastes like heaven," says Orange County resident Andrew Biggins after trying the doughnut for the first time. "It's like a Pop Tart on steroids."
The store also sells a second flavor that uses S'mores Pop Tarts. It has a huge toasted homemade marshmallow on top and is dipped in fudge chocolate.