Poop Emoji-Inspired Doughnuts Are Now a Thing

Kirstin Fawcett
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If the ever-popular smiling poop icon is your favorite tool for communicating without words, we've got good news: you can now put your emoji where your mouth is. As Thrillist reports, people are flocking to a new gourmet doughnut store in Southern California to sample a pastry that looks exactly like the colorful symbol.

The Doughnut Parlor in Rancho Santa Margarita, California whips up all kinds of creative—and delectable—pastries: a Blueberry Fruity Pebble Ice Cream Doughnut, the Red Velvet Cake doughnut, and the Bacon Elvis doughnut (banana custard, topped with real peanut butter and crispy bacon), to name a few.

But as owner Adam Vaun told The Orange County Register, the shop’s most popular creation is the Poop Emoji. The doughnut is chocolate (naturally), covered in dark chocolate, and topped with a coiled buttercream swirl. It’s even garnished with a pair of candy eyes.

The poop emoji has been enjoying a cultural moment for some time. Someone created a poop emoji-shaped toilet plunger; Sony announced an upcoming feature-length animated film, EmojiMovie: Express Yourself, that will reportedly feature a talking poop; and Etsy artisans sell accessories emblazoned with the emoji's likeness. That's right, folks: Cow pies are trendy, lucrative, and now, delicious. 

[h/t Thrillist]