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The Giant, One-Pound Pop Tart Donut Is What You Deserve

The strawberry Big Poppa Tart Donut (via Donut Bar on Facebook)
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Finally, the food mash-up we've been waiting for: a gigantic donut with a Pop Tart shoved inside of it.Having become a viral sensation over the past few weeks, San Diego's Donut Bar can't stop selling out of their Big Poppa Tart Donuts at both their flagship and Orange County location in Fountain Valley. Owner Santiago Campa has created two versions of the glorious monstrosities—strawberry and s'mores.

The O.C. Register details how the strawberry version of the chimera pastry is made. A cinnamon sugar donut has strawberry jam and a Frosted Strawberry Pop Tart crammed inside. And because you can't stop Santiago Campa once he's on a roll, it's topped off with white cake batter glaze, sprinkles, strawberry jam drizzle, and chopped Pop Tart. It's a giant Pop Tart with another Pop Tart inside of it topped with Pop Tart. Cue the Inception-horn.

Because beauty belongs to the whole world, Campa and his creation have been making the rounds, making appearances on TV news across the country and even on Steve Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres. Newfound fame has also made it impossible to keep it on the shelves. "We're killing it," he said.

The giant donut, which probably gives you your recommended caloric intake for a week, comes at the cost of $4 and probably a sizable amount of your dignity.

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Donut Bar has two locations, in San Diego and Fountain Valley. OC Donut Bar is at 18011 Newhope Street in Fountain Valley. (714) 277-3656. San Diego's Donut Bar is at 631 B Street. (619) 255-6360.