Have you ever had a purple coloured donut glazed with purple icing? We didn’t think so!

Behold the Ube Donut!

Most of us who are from Canada, probably don’t even know what the hell an Ube Donut is!

So, What Is It? Where Does It Come From?

Ube, a deep naturally purple yam, is widely used in the Philippines for desserts and pastries – the same way pumpkin is brought to life in pies in bakeries across Canada.

This vibrant purple Ube donut is made using a yam that’s indigineous to the Philipines.

These donuts are ever so popular in the U.S.,  causing a Filipino restaurant by the name of Manila Social Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to go ahead and stand out from the rest by selling a gold-coated champagne doughnut for $100.

Manila Social Club is known for its ube doughnuts, which are purple and cost $40 per dozen.

According to the Business Insider, the golden ube doughnut (pictured above) has icing made with Cristal champagne and it’s filled with ube mousse and champagne jelly. The outside is flecked with 24-karat gold.

Some New Yorkers have apparently been willing to put down $1,200 for an order of a dozen!

Where Can You Get an Ube Donut in Canada?

We know you want one! Here are a few bakeries that will serve them:

Bobbette & Belle, Toronto, ON

Bobbette & Belle’s french macarons, cupcakes, cookies and confections are available in store daily. This is one of Toronto’s favorite bakeries, for weddings, parties and for corporate events.

Desmond & Beatrice Bakeshop, Toronto, ON

Known for their delicious donuts, Desmond & Beatrice offer a wide selection of pastries you’ll want extras of!

The Valley Bakery, Vancouver, BC

Award winning Valley Bakery has been in business over 60 years! They have the largest variety of fresh, delicious cookies, pastries and other baked items in the city!

Cartems Donuterie, Vancouver, BC

Cartems Donuterie cares about three simple things: smiles, conversation, and donuts. If they can get you smiling or talking about their donuts, then that’s a win for them! They do this by making donuts the simple way, using real quality ingredients and making everything from scratch. Every day.

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