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I've Gone Mad for Mad Ox Bakery in Council Bluffs
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I've Gone Mad for Mad Ox Bakery in Council Bluffs

Just like most people, I love donuts (see apple blog,), and, just like most people, I am always looking for a way to save a dollar. That is why I am creating this public service announcement: Mad Ox Bakery in Council Bluffs has awesome donuts for only one dollar!

I do not discriminate when it comes to eating donuts. I’ll have long johns, cake donuts or even the controversial jelly filled, but never in my life had I ever had a red velvet cake donut. Let me tell you, I was not living. Mad Ox is famously known for this sweet treat and I quickly learned why. After the first bite, the donut basically melted in my mouth.

When donuts are only a dollar you can afford to eat one, or two, or in some cases – not mine of course – six. I tried one of every dollar donut I could get my hands around – chocolate, red velvet and the timeless classic, glazed. I can proudly say I was very pleased that my wallet stayed fat, slightly less proud that so did my stomach.

Channeling my inner nerd, I felt right at home among the Marvel comic theme of the shop. Posters of Iron Man and the Avengers were displayed on the walls and I knew right away who would enjoy this sweet spot – my little brother. This was a refreshing twist on a bakery and the atmosphere in Mad Ox made it feel more millennial-friendly.

This would for sure be my hang out spot if I were attending college in the area. The music was good, the wifi was spot on, the water was free (college student problems), and the donuts were delicious. If you have been to Council Bluffs and haven’t made a stop at Mad Ox Bakery, you are missing out on a very sweet deal.



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