SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — When the owner of Psycho Donuts in San Jose and Campbell decided to give away foie gras donuts in honor of National Donut Day for free, he didn’t expect to get threats of violence in return.
That’s exactly what happened to Chef Ron Levi who said the giveaway was a ruse to get around the California ban on selling the French pate made from the over-enlarged livers of force-fed ducks.READ MORE: Homeless Man Killed After Being Set On Fire In San Francisco's Mission District Identified
“I just thought it would be fun,” said Levi.
The donuts are filled with foie gras and topped with crispy sage and a honey, fig, balsamic vinegar reduction.READ MORE: COVID: Masking Rules for Certain Indoor Locations Relaxed in San Francisco, Marin County
Reaction to the doughy concoctions began with mildly disgusted comments from Facebook users and soon escalated into full-blown violent threats on animal rights activist websites.
Right now, Levi is keeping the donuts at a secret location, but he insists his foie ‘bombs’ are delicious.
As for the threats? Levi said he survived a lashing from mental health activists for naming his restaurant ‘Psycho Donuts.’ The controversy over the foie donuts has proven to be great PR.MORE NEWS: FDA Advisers Back COVID-19 Booster Shots for Johnson & Johnson Recipients
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