ABOUT BLISSBOMB DONUTS

How are BlissBomb donuts different from other donuts?

A:  We set out to make a better donut. One that is small enough to try all your favorite flavors. We found that most donuts are simply soft and sweet, lacking in true, full-bodied flavor. Here’s how we make a better donut:

  1. Conceived and hand made by a professional pastry chef who joined us from Milk Bar
  2. Use real ingredients to create full-bodied, evocative flavors
  3. Baked, not fried, which lets ingredient blossom with aroma and intense flavor, instead of soaking up frying oil
  4. Infusion techniques that add flavor intensity to the donuts, glazes and toppings

Where is BlissBomb located?

A:  We’re in a beautiful, historic waterfront neighborhood in Brooklyn called Carroll Gardens. The BlissBomb bakery is located at 191 Columbia St. in Brooklyn.   

Why did you name the company BlissBomb?

A:  The name inspires us to make sure there’s a burst of delicious, mind-blowing flavor in every bite to bring a little joy to your day. Our donuts stand out for their intense, full-bodied, evocative flavor.

Why did you start BlissBomb in Brooklyn?

A:  You go where the talent is. Our executive pastry chef lives in Brooklyn and blew me away with her flavor intuition. She left Milk Bar to get BlissBomb off the ground, so she’s got the flavor, baking and shipping skills to make this business a success. That’s why we started the business in Brooklyn.

Why did you start the company?

A:  I was working for a multinational PR firm and managing teams of people in offices across the country. I realized my best days at work were those when we were killing it as a team – when we were feeding off each other’s creativity. I believe we’re at our best when we’re connected to people who enrich our lives and help us show up as our true selves. I found it incredibly difficult to find creative, delicious, memorable treats to send my team to acknowledge their hard work and celebrate their wins. So I wanted to create a treats brand that makes it easy to recognize and celebrate the important people in our lives fun flavors in a joyful package.

Why did you decide to make donuts?

A:  Donuts are inherently joyful – round, bouncy, delicious and fun to eat with your hands. After trying MANY donuts, we saw an opportunity to make a better donut, and make it more accessible with nationwide shipping. So many products in the edible online gift category – and in the donut industry in particular – are prioritizing softness, sweetness and color over truly distinct flavor. With BlissBomb donuts, we have three layers of opportunity to create amazing, intense flavors – in the base donuts, the glazes and the toppings.

We also wanted to make the brand about more than just donuts. It’s about celebrating the people and experiences that bring you joy. And looking for those opportunities to create mini moments of joy with the people around you.

What flavors do you offer?

A:  Our menu includes 10 full-bodied mini donut flavors, ranging from festive themes to timeless treats and seasonal specialties designed to trigger your favorite memories. Stand out flavors:

  • Hot Toddy: a combination of Wild Turkey, orange juice, orange zest , mulling spices and candied orange peel
  • Brooklyn Blackout: chocolate milk-soaked donut with a rich chocolate glaze and toasted donut crumbs on top
  • Pistachio Rose: roasted pistachios in the donut, rose water glaze, crushed rose petals and pistachios on top

How and where do you sell your donuts?

A:  We built the company, and more importantly the products, to be multi-channel. We offer nationwide shipping in a beautiful gift box with your choice of 12 flavors and choice of a hand-illustrated greeting card for your personal message. We have a growing wholesale, delivery and catering business. And we have a small pop-up at a bakery called Margaret Palca Bakes in Carroll Gardens, where we bake our product.

How big are BlissBomb donuts?

A:  They’re the perfect size for a guilt-free indulgence. They measure about 2.5 inches in diameter. You’ll get 3-4 bites from each BlissBomb donut. The perfect size to try all your favorite flavors.

Are BlissBomb donuts real donuts, since they’re not fried?

A:  BlissBomb makes real cake donuts. We re-engineered our donut recipes to look and feel like fried cake donuts. But they have a bigger flavor because there’s no frying oil overpowering the ingredients.

Why do you bake your donuts?

A:  A fried donut absorbs up to 25% of its weight from oil, which masks the flavor of the ingredients. We bake our donuts to allow the ingredients to come to life creating full-bodied base donut flavors.

How much alcohol is in your donuts?

A:  Only a few of our donuts contain alcohol. Those flavors are:  Hot Toddy, Pink Champagne and Cafe Mocha. The alcohol makes up less than 5% of the total weight by volume.

Alcohol is used as a flavoring and, as with any product that contains alcohol: (i) women should not consume alcohol during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects, and (ii) consumption of alcohol impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems. Product contains alcohol up to 5% by volume. Product cannot be sold to or consumed by any person under the age of 21. Sale of the product to individuals under 21 years of age is prohibited.

How many calories are in your donuts?

A:  The average calorie range is 150-180. That’s half the calories in a basic glazed chocolate cake donut at popular chain donut shops.

How much sugar is in your donuts?

A:  On average, about 20 grams. That’s half the sugar in a basic glazed chocolate cake donut at popular chain donut shops.  

How much fat is in your donuts?

A:  On average, about 7 grams. This is about a third of the fat in a basic glazed chocolate cake donut at popular chain donut shops, mostly because our donuts aren’t sitting in frying oil while they cook.  

How many grams are your donuts?

A:  On average, about 45 grams. That’s about half the grams in a basic glazed chocolate cake donut at popular chain donut shops.

If I have food allergies, which donuts can I eat?

A:  All of our donuts contain wheat, flour and eggs. Some include nuts, and a few contain a bit of alcohol.

Do you have any gluten free donuts?

A:  We don’t make gluten free donuts at this time, but we are working toward that in the near future.

Are your donuts vegetarian or vegan?

A:  They are vegetarian but not vegan, because we use eggs and dairy. We plan to develop vegan donuts in the future.

Are your donuts kosher?

A:  No, they’re not certified kosher.

 

CUSTOM FLAVORS/DONUT DECORATING EVENTS

Do you do custom orders for events?
A:  Yes! Let our pastry chef create the perfect flavors and colors to match your theme, company logo or occasion. Contact us at customerservice@bliss-bomb.com or 917-936-6251 to see what’s possible.

What happens at your donut decorating parties?

A:  Kids love these parties, and they leave with their own donut creations in a pastry box that they decorate, so they can give the donuts as a gift or share them with their friends and family. With their choice of donut, glaze and topping flavors, kids create six donuts of their dreams on their own baking pan. Then they decorate their own pastry box with markers, stickers and other arts-and-crafts supplies. Contact us at customerservice@bliss-bomb.com or 917-936-6251 for more details.

 

NATIONWIDE GIFT BOX ORDERS

Where can I buy BlissBomb donuts for nationwide shipping?

A:  Click here to send a BlissBomb gift box anywhere in the country. We don’t ship internationally.

When will the donuts arrive?

A:  We use USPS Priority Mail shipping, which arrives in 1-3 days anywhere in the U.S. Please note that all shipping companies have alerted us about possible delays in package arrivals due to Covid-19. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

How do the donuts stay fresh during shipment?

A:  BlissBomb gift boxes ship with a frozen pack sealed inside an insulated envelope to keep the donuts fresh and cool during shipping.

How are BlissBomb donuts protected during shipping?

A:  We created a custom-designed tray that the donuts sit in, with a protective pad on top, to keep them secure during shipping. They are enclosed in a luxe gift box, which we encourage people to use after the donuts are gone to hold items that bring them joy every day, from their favorite ink pens to photos of friends or thank you notes they’ve received from colleagues.

How long will the donuts stay fresh after they arrive?

A:  If you store your BlissBomb donuts in the freezer, they will stay fresh for up to two weeks. Remove the flavors you want to eat 10-15 minutes before enjoying your donuts. If you leave them at room temperature, they will stay fresh for 2-3 days after opening.

How do I change my order?

A:  Orders that have already been packaged for shipping can’t be changed. But you contact us at customerservice@bliss-bomb.com to see if your order has been shipped. 

How many donuts should I order for a group?

A:  We recommend 2-3 donuts per person. 

Can I place an order for more than a dozen?

A:  For nationwide gift box shipments, you can order in boxes of 12. Gift boxes going to different addresses must be ordered individually.

Can I specify a particular delivery date?

A:  Our shipping partner cannot accommodate specific delivery date requests. They deliver packages within 1-3 days.   

How can I track my order?

A:  You will receive a tracking number, which you can use with the delivery service to track your package.

Do the donuts arrive with a receipt?

A:  No, the recipient won’t see a receipt or the price of the donuts.

What if the donuts arrive damaged?

A:  We take every precaution to prevent this from happening. Please see our return/refund policy if you believe our 3rd party delivery/shipping partner damaged your shipment.

 

LOCAL NYC CATERING/DELIVERIES

Where can I buy BlissBomb donuts for delivery in NYC?

A:  Click here to place an order through one of our delivery or catering partners on our website. If you are outside the delivery zone, contact us directly at customerservice@bliss-bomb.com or 917-936-6251 to place an order.

How many donuts should I order for a group?

A:  We recommend 2-3 donuts per person.

How do I change my order?

A:  Orders that have already been packaged for shipping can’t be changed. But you contact us at customerservice@bliss-bomb.com to see if your order has been shipped. 

How should I store BlissBomb donuts after I’ve opened the box?

A:  If you store your BlissBomb donuts in the freezer, they will stay fresh for up to two weeks. Remove the flavors you want to eat 10-15 minutes before enjoying your donuts. If you leave them at room temperature, they will stay fresh for 2-3 days after opening.

RETAIL/PICK-UP 

Is there a BlissBomb donut shop?

A:  BlissBomb has a permanent pop-up in a bakery in Brooklyn called Margaret Palca Bakes, 191 Columbia St. in Carroll Gardens. Click here for store hours or call us at 917-936-6251. 

Can I order in advance to pick up donuts?

A:  Yes, you can contact us at customerservice@bliss-bomb.com to receive an order form, or call us at 917-936-6251.

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