SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In honor of a milestone anniversary for its current format, Purple Glaze Donuts, home of the “Metal Donut of the Week,” has created the “WSOU 30 Years of Metal Donut.” The doughnut, in the metal colors of red and black with cream cheese icing, chocolate icing and powdered sugar, was unveiled this week at the neighborhood doughnut and coffee shop in downtown Asbury Park.
WSOU flipped to its metal format in the fall of 1986, so creating a WSOU doughnut was a natural for baker and owner Wesley Sharpe, a longtime fan of heavy metal music. Every Monday morning, Purple Glaze reveals a hand-crafted special doughnut inspired by the heavy metal scene. Past creations have included “The Shortest Strawberry” for Metallica, “Cannoli Diver” for Dio, “Reese’s Pieces Sells … But Who’s Buying?” for Megadeth and “Fury Whipped” for High on Fire. As the New York Market’s only metal and loud rock radio station, WSOU is the go-to source for metal fans like Sharpe.
“It is a real honor to have been chosen as one of Purple Glaze’s metal doughnuts,” WSOU promotions director Megan Stolarz, who was able to witness the doughnuts being made, said in a press release. “For 30 years, WSOU has played an important role in promoting metal music. It is always a thrill for us when our listeners show their appreciation for what we do, especially when it’s so delicious!”
A video of creating the WSOU doughnut can be found at http://tinyurl.com/hsyhwxs.