BUCKFAST lovers are going crazy after a dessert shop created a donut using the popular Scots drink.
The fortified wine is mixed with plain icing to create the delicacy, which the shop say many regulars have been requesting.
Doughzy Donuts in central Belfast are trialling the treat today, for one day only, but say they would consider extending production if it proves popular.
They are currently selling the donuts in packs of 12 for £11.95, but individual ones can be bought for £1.40.
After announcing the trial yesterday (Tue) on their Facebook page, the business has been inundated with social media comments.
Tiffany Varley called it: “The perfect doughnut.”
Whilst Rhys Lawson added: “Will definitely have to get down now.”
Julie Stinton quipped that the donuts would be a huge hit amongst Scots, writing: “Would be better waiting till July when all the Scotchies are over.”
But Gavin Steele sounded less positive, saying: “I love both of these things but together I cannot think of anything worse.”
Explaining the reason for creating the donut, the owner of cafe, Alan Wilson said: “We are always getting requests for weird and wonderful creations and Buckfast has definitely been suggested a few times.
“We have a member of staff heading off on a 3 month trip who mentioned them again last week, so I wanted to make sure we tried it before she left.
“We simmer down the Buckfast which (some would say ‘sadly’) removes the alcohol, and simply add the condensed Buckfast into plain icing.
“It’s £1.40 for one, four for £5 or twelve for £11.95.”
The donut shop are not the first to profit from creating a product with links to the popular Scots drink.
In January, it was revealed that a business woman in Aidrie had created soaps based on the tonic wine as an offbeat souvenir.
The bars look almost identical to a 35cl bottle of Buckie, and were approved by the Benedictine monks in Devon who make the wine.
But sadly in March, an offlicense boss was forced to bin his controversial Easter Buckfast treat which included a mini bottle of Bucky, a fridge magnet and a lighter.
Trading standards were called by the firm who make the wine after the egg used the Buckfast logo.