what: Reese’s PB Donut
where: Chickenbutt Donuts, 2130-B Dutch Fork Rd., Chapin, 803-862-0048
“I just love the name Chickenbutt … I can’t stop saying it,” raves my six-year old as we near the doughnut shop that’s been giving Chapin a sugar high since opening up shop in the fall. Wondering about the origin of the wacky name? It comes from the old school playground witticism: “Guess what?” “Chicken Butt.” The rhyming rejoinder itself is a throwback to the Depression-era street vendor sales pitch: “Chicken butt! Five cents a cut!”
In Gamecock country, the quirky shout-out to poultry anatomy will get you in the door once, but it’s the hot, cake doughnuts powder-coated in cinnamon sugar, slathered with buttercream or drenched in maple glaze and topped with chopped up bacon that’ll keep you coming back for more. Peanut butter cup fanatics will drool at the mere sight of this dangerously delicious doughnut version, which totally nails the flavor profile. Strip away the crushed cup toppings and the creamy blanket of chocolate sweetness and tantalizing peanut butter drizzle and you’re left with a sumptuous vanilla base with the consistency of a light and airy pound cake.
If you’re looking to justify buying a box worth, the more you order the deeper the per-doughnut discount: A half dozen goes for $6.50, while a hot dozen costs $12.25. Chickenbutt Donuts is open Thursday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.