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‘Donugs’, AKA Donut-Shaped Chicken Nuggets, Are The Newest Must-Try Food Hybrid

Fried chicken and donuts are the Romeo and Juliet of finger food, a true match made in foodie heaven. Putting them together in a donut should be illegal because of how indulgent it sounds, but somebody’s gone and done it.

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A new Melbourne food business has just combined crispy chicken and donuts together into the newest food hybrid. Called “Donugs,” they’ve been the talk of Australia recently after making a big splash on their version of Shark Tank. There, owner Crag Carrick was able to walk away with an astounding $100,000 AUD ($74,000 USD) offer for his brand-new venture.

Each “Donug” starts out the same, with a panko-crusted ring of ground chicken flavored with a secret blend of spices. From there, toppings can vary, with the most advertised one being a cheesy Dijon bechamel with black salt and chili flakes.

Carrick’s wife (a top chef in Melbourne) helped him develop the concept as he searched for a last-minute food entry for a chicken nugget festival. According to the BBC, the Donugs sold out in just 6 hours at their debut, and the same thing happened again at a second festival. Afterwards, Carrick went on Shark Tank, and things took off from there.

For those hoping to get their hands on these now, Carrick will be selling them at different festival events in Australia starting in July. He’ll be updating exactly where through Donugs’ Instagram and via e-mails that you can sign up for on the Donugs website.

Animals Hit-Or-Miss Video

Cats Apparently Love To Steal Wendy’s Chicken Nuggets

It doesn’t take rocket science to know that pets love to steal food. For the most part, watching animals steal food is quite entertaining — as long as it’s not your food that’s being stolen.

So, it’s no surprise Twitter is blowing up over a video of a cat expertly stealing a Wendy’s Chicken Nugget.

Twitter user @lindseycabales, posted a video of her cat, Zach, grabbing a Wendy’s chicken nugget without permission. The video, posted on July 22, has since made this famished feline famous. The original tweet now has more than 30K retweets and north of 40K likes. Which seems to be a lot for a five second cat video.

But, apparently, Zach isn’t the only cat that likes nuggets. Twitter users began uploading videos of their cats stealing nuggets, fries, and other human food items.

Twitter user @claire_mcnugget‘s cat seems to like nuggets. 

@666Melon’s cat is a fan of fries.

@kaylynweaverr’s cat steals plastic forks for some reason.

@xourt’s is another nugget lover.

Despite the cat’s human-like grabbing technique, Lindsey claims she did not allow her pet to ingest the nugget, as she admitted being in an inebriated state, and wasn’t in the mood to share.

Although, there’s a subsequent tweet that contradicts Lindsey’s account of the evening. At 6:41 a.m., on July 26, Lindsey tweeted to Wendy’s claiming that Zach “loved” their chicken nuggets.

So, considering her tweet, it remains unclear if the cat actually ate it. Either way, there’s no denying the level of cuteness in this now viral video.

However, the video did spark conversation about whether or not feeding a chicken nugget to a cat should be considered animal abuse. Judging by the initial video, it’s safe to assume Lindsey is looking out for the best interest of Zach. Although, as long as chicken doesn’t have bones that a cat can choke on, it’s safe for feline consumption.

Thanks for the laughs, Zach!


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