Photos: Care Bears And California Donuts Team Up For Anniversary Celebration
The Care Bears turn 35 this year. (Feel old, yet?) You know who else is turning 35 this year? Koreatown staple California Donuts. If you're looking for a way to celebrate both anniversaries in the most delicious way possible, you are in luck. Beginning on Friday (National Donut Day, of course,) California Donuts will be collaborating with the Care Bears brand on a series of character-themed doughnuts. The limited-run doughnuts (which all have white chocolate-based frosting) are $4 each, and will be on sale through September 9, which coincides with the Care Bears' annual "Share Your Care Day" holiday (yeah, we didn't know that was a thing either).
Oh, and need another reason to show up at California Donuts on Friday? A cup of Espresso Republic coffee will be 50 cents.
The Care Bears were first introduced by greeting card manufacturer American Greetings in 1982 (what, you thought multi-platform branding was a new thing?) before appearing in their first TV special in 1983. In 2015, the Care Bears returned to TV via Netflix.
As for California Donuts, the family-owned operation has been running on the corner of 3rd and New Hampshire in Koreatown for over three decades, with lines common around the clock.
California Donuts is open 24 hours a day, and is located at 3540 West 3rd Street in Los Angeles. (213) 385-3318