Albuquerque shop offers 'Breaking Bad' donuts

Published On: Mar 01 2013 09:00:02 AM HST

One donut shop has captured the essence of a hit TV show in a tasty treat.

Rebel Donuts has created the “Breaking Bad” donut, which features blue frosting topped with what looks like blue crystal meth. The meth-like sprinkles mimick the famed blue meth made famous by the TV show.

"Obviously we don't call it the Blue Meth Donut," Rebel Donut Owner Carrie Mettling said.

In fact, it was Aaron Paul, a star of “Breaking Bad,” who was the first to bite into the Rebel Donut creation. Ever since, customers are quite addicted to the crystal creations.

"People kept coming in (asking), ‘Do you have the Breaking Bad donuts?’" Mettling said.
But it all begs the question, is it right to sugarcoat a serious issue like dangerous illegal drugs?

"There are pluses and minuses to it, but it's a fun spin," said Steinar Smith, a Breaking Bad Donut fan and regular at the restaurant.

Because the name of the pastry doesn't give away what the rock candy really represents, Mettling said kid customers are left in the dark.

"People who know the show know what it is, but it's equally popular among people that don't know what the show is,” Mettling said.  


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