Day 6

Breaking Bad is back — but it never left this Albuquerque doughnut shop

As El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie launches on Netflix, Margot Cravens — the owner of Albuquerque local favourite Rebel Donut — tells us how her hometown has embraced the show's landmarks.

Rebel Donut owner Margot Cravens' candy crystal meth donuts are a hit with tourists

Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, will return to screens in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. In Albuquerque, where the show and movie was filmed, a local doughnut shop has created a 'blue meth' doughnut inspired by the show. (Ben Rothstein/Netflix, Rebel Donuts/Instagram)

Jesse Pinkman returns to Albuquerque this week in the new Breaking Bad movie — but in many ways, the fugitive lead character of the show never left.

For five seasons the hit TV show Breaking Bad was filmed in Albuquerque, as was its final chapter, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. A decade since its premiere, Breaking Bad is still having an impact on the New Mexico city.

At Rebel Donuts, a local Albuquerque, N.M., favourite, visitors can enjoy a Blue Sky doughnut. The ring of vanilla cake is topped with blue-tinted icing and blue raspberry rock candy in a nod to the show's main export: blue crystal meth.

"People come in and order the 'meth doughnut,' but it is not real meth," owner Margot Cravens said laughing.

For the release of El Camino, which premiered Friday on Netflix and will play at select theatres – including a cinema in Albuquerque – Cravens and her team are taking it a step further.

They're bringing back a square doughnut, emblazoned with the Breaking Bad logo, and one inspired by Walter White they call the Heisenberg doughnut, a riff on the character's nickname.

But beyond confections residents of Albuquerque have embraced the show's landmarks.

"You can always drive by Walter White's house, you can drive by Jesse Pinkman's house," Cravens told Day 6. "You can have your car washed at the White car wash, you can eat at Los Pollos Hermanos, which is actually a local restaurant called Twisters in Albuquerque."

"If you don't want to do it on your own, there's actually tours in Albuquerque that will take you to all these places."

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