I love the combination of peanut butter and banana. In Nashville, I discovered that adding bacon to this combination takes the taste to an entirely new level.
The Elvis Panini was awesome, so naturally when I heard about the Elvis Doughnut at Ike and Jane in Athens I had to give it a try. The first time I went to Ike and Jane they were sold out of doughnuts! Some people would be disappointed, but this only increased my excitement and curiosity about the Elvis. The next morning, I woke up early and arrived at Ike and Jane right after it opened. There was a line, which to me is another good sign. I saw the Elvis sitting in the case. Crispy bacon and fresh banana sitting on top a creamy layer of peanut butter glaze. The doughnut was everything I had imagined and more. If you have been following my past posts, you know my feelings on bacon. I view it more as a condiment that you can add to any food and make it better. It is simple math, but I am pretty sure that bacon + doughnut> doughnut . Did the Elvis live up to all of this hype ?
YES IT DID ! Easily the best and most unique doughnut I have ever had. The saltiness of the bacon brought perfect balance to the sweetness of the banana and doughnut. The bacon’s crunchiness added a nice texture to the creamy peanut butter and light airy doughnut. I could go on describing this, but really if you are a bacon lover you have to try it for yourself. You WILL NOT be disappointed.