Bigger than any storm, the recent doughnut trend swept Dublin into a frenzy of sugar rushes. While we were all busy gorging on the latest bacon and maple doughnut or finding the next big thing we forgot about the originals, the ones that mattered.
Aungier Danger, a gem of Aungier Street straight across from DIT and the one that started the doughnut craze off, announced its hanging up the apron. The doughnut shop became a real treat after fans worshiped the likes of their red velvet and Nutella donut.
Yesterday the donut shop shared a clip on Instagram announcing the news that it was the end of the road for the Aungier street delicacy. The stores post read: "Donut lovers, we hate to be the bearers of bad tidings, but we're officially hanging up the apron. Full statement to follow. Don't forget the vibes.":
Hundreds of comments under the post declared the news was devastating. One user wrote a fitting tribute for the famous shop: "For me @aungierdanger was the one that lead the way for the new wave of Donut Shops here in Dublin. The Coffee was good & the donuts were epic. Sorry to see you go. You will be sorely missed ".
Overcome with emotion, others could only manage to simply write "Jesus Christ", "No", "Don't do this to me" and "my life as a donut lover is over".
The shops' bio has been changed to "its been emotional" and yes, it has. There are significantly fewer donuts in the world to cry over now. We are awaiting a statement from the original donut shop to find out why exactly they're closing so we'll keep you donut fans up to date.
For now, R.I.P the Red Velvet doughnut.