Offbeat Donuts has created a new Tanora flavoured donut to mark six months in the Rebel City.  The leading bakery, which is proud to be 100% Irish, launched a competition asking the people of Cork to design a brand new donut for its popular store on French Church Street.

The winning pure-Cork donut is the ‘Me Daza Donut’ – a term of approval in Cork slang. It’s filled with a tangerine cream, topped with a Tanora glaze and sprinkled with popping candy. The limited edition sweet treat is now on sale at Offbeat Donuts in Cork city.

Tanora is a popular soft drink that was first introduced to Cork in the 1930s and remains a firm favourite today.

Sandra O’Casey from Offbeat Donuts said, “We’ve had great fun with this competition and were blown away by the delicious suggestions from the people of Cork with fillings ranging from Jameson whiskey-flavoured cream and Rasa raspberry cordial, to savoury ones like Hillbillies chicken and black pudding. However, there could only be one winner and Tanora is such a uniquely Cork drink that we simply had to make it. ”

OffBeat is one of the largest fresh donut bakeries in Ireland and has eight stores in Dublin and Cork employing 120 people. Cork native Brian and his wife Sandra O’Casey began experimenting with flavours in a development kitchen located in their shed before they opened their first store in Pearse Station, Westland Row in May 2016.

The donuts are freshly made from scratch on-site every day, with customers able to observe the entire baking process while in store.

Earlier this week Offbeat donuts revealed a surprising difference in the tastes of its customers in Dublin and Cork. In Cork, the most popular flavours are ‘Bueno Bueno’, ‘Happy Hippo’ and ‘Nutella’ all of which contain hazelnut and chocolate toppings or fillings. In contrast, customers in Dublin are drawn towards ‘Offbeat Jam’, ‘Apple Crumble’ and ‘Cookies and Creme’ first.