It’s OK To Be Bad Sometimes


Workout: Check. Bills paid on time: Check. Organic groceries purchased: Check. I’ve been good this week, so it’s about time I deserve a Bad Doughnut. Based on Bad Doughnut’s mission statement we are all good people and try to be good as much as we can, but sometimes it feels good to be just a little bit bad, especially when it comes to a sweet treat.

Tess Wood, owner of Bad Doughnut, got the idea to start her own doughnut company after a night out with friends. The next day she ordered a fryer and has been experimenting with different flavors ever since. She credits her creative doughnut flavor names to her art background. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in art and loves showcasing her artsy, creative style through food.

IMG_0155Bad Doughnut’s flavors are not only delicious, but the names of the doughnuts are fun local and pop culture references. Last week Dishing got to try the Beyonce, a jelly filled doughnut with sprinkles and a ring pop (because if you like it, you gotta put a ring on it); the Drunken Breakfast, a maple and whiskey glaze with bacon; the Basic Betch, pumpkin spice everything; and the Wilson Mom, blackberry margarita with jalapeño, salt and a blackberry drizzle. Wood’s doughnuts not only bring a smile to your face because of their taste, but because of their name as well.

At this time, to try some Bad Doughnuts you must order directly through Wood. You can email her at or call at 503-319-5888. You can check out more flavors on her website and keep up with all her new flavors.


About Author

Mollie is a native Cape Codder who learned at an early age how to put a lobster to sleep, harvest cranberries, and dig for clams. After high school she followed her sense of adventure out west to the University of Wyoming where she graduated with marketing and communication degrees. She found herself making roots in Jackson, her fiance’s hometown, and using her sales skills combined with her love of anything delicious to join the Dishing sales team. She loves baking from scratch, large glasses of red wine, and hiking with her heeler, Newton. She’ll try anything, but remains a stuck up Cape Codder when it comes to seafood. If she didn’t catch it or see it come off the boat, don’t even try tempting her.

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