On September 18, 2015, Dunkin’ Donuts began to sweeten the season with new exciting items from sandwiches to donuts and beverages. Of course, most of these beverages involve pumpkin. All baked goods of Dunkin’ Donuts are made fresh every day at each store with a kitchen. For locations without a kitchen, they have their donuts brought in every morning from a location that has a kitchen.
To kick off this season, we took a bite out of the new Tailgater Breakfast Sandwich, which includes sausage, peppers, and onions. The sandwich will surprise you with its variety of tastes ranging from sweet to savory to spicy.
After breakfast, we had dessert. As Dunkin’ Donuts recently partnered with The Hershey Company, they are trying out new recipes, including the REESE’S Peanut Butter Square. The seasonal donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts include the REESE’S Peanut Butter Square (front left), Pumpkin Cheesecake Square (back left), and a Pumpkin Donut (center right). The REESE’S Peanut Butter Square is nice with a thick butter cream that had a touch of peanut butter to create a likeness to REESE’S candy. The Pumpkin Cheesecake Square is tasty, but the cheesecake overpowers the pumpkin; the only seasonal taste I could draw out was a little nutmeg. My favorite is the Pumpkin Donut because it is very simple, yet delicious.
Next on the list, we have the Pumpkin Muffin and Apple Fritter. The Apple Fritter is basically an elephant ear pastry filled with apple pie filling. It is addictively delicious, but it is only around for this Fall season and only available in certain Dunkin’ Donuts, so call up your locations and hunt them down.
The Pumpkin Muffin is not as moist as you imagine a muffin to be. The only moist part of the muffin is the very center. Other than that, it is very dry unless you let it rest in your mouth for a minute, which it will then stick to the inside of your mouth for another minute.
From left to right, we have the Hot Pumpkin Spice Latte, the Pumpkin Pie Coolatta, and the Iced Pumpkin Spice Coffee. My favorite, out of these three choices, is the Hot Pumpkin Spice Latte; not only do you taste a hint of pumpkin and Fall season, but you can taste the espresso to see how well the Dunkin’ Donuts family treat their espresso.
The Pumpkin Pie Coolatta…do you know how it is to walk into a candle store around Fall season and the smell of diabetes and pumpkin smacks you in the face? That’s how the Pumpkin Pie Coolatta tastes with bits of Graham crackers inside of the drink. It makes me question if the inventors of this coolatta make candles for Yankee Candle as well.
The Iced Pumpkin Spice Coffee was more like water than coffee. Maybe that is why I favor lattes more than coffee because it contains a little more pick-me-up.
From left to right, there’s the Iced Pumpkin Macchiato, Iced Dark Roast coffee, Hot Pumpkin Macchiato, and Hot Dark Roast Coffee. I really like the Iced Pumpkin Macchiato for a hot day in Florida to cool me down and wake me up at the same time. However, this did not taste like pumpkin at all. It tastes like an iced Macchiato/Latte that is lightly caramelized for flavor. You can taste the espresso more in the iced version of this Pumpkin Macchiato than the hot version, which can happen from time to time.
The Dark Roast coffees are rich in flavor and nice for an on-the-go pick-me-up. You can grab a free medium Dark Roast at any Dunkin’ Donuts on September 29, 2015, while Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating National Coffee Day!