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Food Review: 2020 Sidecar Maple Bacon Doughnut

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Photo: this pic required great self-discipline to take, as that donut looked mighty tasty

Welcome to another food review with @way2blu! Yesterday, I asked what you all wanted to know about the 2020 Sidecar Maple Bacon Doughnut, and you all had many questions. Having now eaten the donut(s), I can provide the answers you’re all drooling for.

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Background - Sidecar Doughnuts

Sidecar Doughnuts is a SoCal doughnut shoppe chain founded in 2013. They make premium donuts with a variety of flavors and styles. Their tagline is “World’s Freshest Doughnuts” as they make their donuts daily.

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Unboxing

Sidecar’s smallest box actually seats 6 (six!) donuts, also known as a “half-dozen” in donut enthusiast circles. The box has a nice big logo and a cute sticker to keep the box closed and the donuts fresh.

Illustration for article titled Food Review: 2020 Sidecar Maple Bacon Doughnut
Photo: this pic required great self-discipline to take, as that donut looked mighty tasty

Open the box, and you’re greeted with Sidecar’s tagline and a short blurb about their donut-making philosophy. A tasty maple-bacon donut sits tantalizingly within reach.

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Flavor & Quality

This maple bacon donut is yummy. The bacon tastes juicy yet luckily lacks a greasy texture, and the multiple maple-bacon and maple-syrup glaze flavors blend together quite well.

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Illustration for article titled Food Review: 2020 Sidecar Maple Bacon Doughnut
Photo: this pic required great self-discipline to take, as that donut looked mighty tasty

Even after one bite, the donut’s cohesiveness as a snack and/or meal is quite apparent. Excellent flavors and execution.

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Illustration for article titled Food Review: 2020 Sidecar Maple Bacon Doughnut
Photo: this pic required great self-discipline to take, as that donut looked mighty tasty

Donut Drawbacks & Dilemmas

I cannot, in good faith, recommend this donut as a conversation starter. As a pickup line, it is woefully inadequate because it’s too tasty, and will go to your waistline well before it has the chance to impress anyone else.

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Illustration for article titled Food Review: 2020 Sidecar Maple Bacon Doughnut
Photo: this pic required great self-discipline to take, as that donut looked mighty tasty

It’s been asked whether bacon belongs on such a thing as a donut, and I have two words in response: Yes. Please. That’s all.

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Price & Conclusion

With an MSRP of around $4.50 per donut (not to mention the cost of the marathon you’ll have to run to burn the calories from half a dozen of these) the 2020 Sidecar Maple Bacon Doughnut is an exercise in excess, and excercise.

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Illustration for article titled Food Review: 2020 Sidecar Maple Bacon Doughnut
Photo: this pic required great self-discipline to take, as that donut looked mighty tasty

Are you hungry yet? Would you dare eat a Sidecar Maple Bacon Doughnut? I survived to write this review, at least for now. What kinds of foods do you want to see reviewed next?

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