Top 5 Dunkin' Donuts Menu Items I'm Looking Forward To

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Pick up a box for snackin'.
It's been confirmed: Dunkin' Donuts is coming to my neighborhood. I am excessively excited. Eight years living in Beantown made me take for granted the ubiquitous opportunities for Dunkin' Donuts fare--and I'm not even talking about its famous iced coffee since I'm not a java drinker. Here are five Dunkin' Donuts foods and beverages I can't wait to (re)incorporate into my diet:

5. Munchkins. Munchkins are not just donut holes with a cute name. Well, I guess, that's part of their appeal, but their more important virtue is the diversity of flavor options: glazed, chocolate, jelly, powdered sugar, sugar dusted, and, my favorite, CINNAMON. And sometimes even specialty flavors, like red velvet. Oh joy! Pop them in your mouth like candy and you'll feel less guilty about than if you were binging on regular-size pastries.

4. Mint Hot Chocolate. I'll probably crave the mint hot chocolate slightly less since I'm no longer subject to the snowy slings and arrows of Boston weather. But only slightly. Dunkin' Donuts' regular hot chocolate is fine and dandy; the mint version, however, takes heated cocoa beverages to a new level because the herb has this wonderful way of making a winter brew refreshing as well as comforting.

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The Big 'N Toasted. I hope it's Big 'N Tasty.

3. Reduced Fat Blueberry Muffin. Because most muffins are nothing more than morning cupcakes, I try whenever possible to eat "health"/less terrible varieties. This reduced fat blueberry muffin is less of a caloric bomb than the regular version and still proffers moist cake and big ol' berries.

2. Big 'n Toasted Breakfast Sandwich. Cheddar cheese, 3-4 slices of bacon, and a fried egg in between two slices of Texas toast? The Big 'n Toasted will fit right in in Houston. I don't think they offered this sandwich when I was living in Massachusetts. Actually, I'm positive because there's no way I wouldn't have eaten one of these for an early lunch at least once a week.

1. Butternut Donut. I have yet to find its equal in Houston. Dusted with a thick layer of toasted coconut, this rich cake donut is soft yet slightly crunchy. If I eat one, I am actually sort of full whereas at least three glazed donuts can easily fit in my stomach. Tip: Warm milk, not cold, pairs best with this donut and really brings out the cream notes of the coconut.



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18 comments
conebaby
conebaby topcommenter

With DD it's all about the coffee. I'm not a donut eater (as a result of my stint working at a DD) but I love DD coffee, and Shipley's doesn't even come close. I have to agree on the LF blueberry muffins, though. I also like their cake donut--about once a year.

Jason Maxie
Jason Maxie

Dunkin donuts are the worst. Shipley's is the best

Kevin Gee
Kevin Gee

The boxes Dunkin uses is just aweful! I can't begin to tell you how many times my dozen donuts almost came crashing down out of the box!

jdp0521
jdp0521

We need duncan donuts in Houston like we need hotter summers.....

Luke Aguilar
Luke Aguilar

Dunkin' Donuts is terrible and I will never understand why anyone in Houston would go there when you have countless other DELICIOUS and unhealthy places around.

Mindi Brown
Mindi Brown

The coffee is good and I enjoy the munchkins!!! Hello new Shepherd Location!!!

Danielle Stillman-Diederich
Danielle Stillman-Diederich

Uh, you can try everything right now if you go ALL THE WAY OUT to the city of Bellaire. I don't get this excitement.

Casey Quillen
Casey Quillen

Yelling at the employees, while I video tape it! Then, expecting people to be on MY side!

csoakley
csoakley

How about the French Cruller? The only place in Houston besides DD that I;'ve seen them is at Krogers. A place in Clear Lake used to have them (Ashley's, I think) but I haven't been there in a while. Anybody else know where they can be found in town?

rgwalt
rgwalt

You forgot my two favorite things at DD: bagels and iced coffee.  DD has the best drive through coffee (iced and hot) and while the bagels don't hold up to the likes of Hot Bagel Shop, they will do in a pinch.

Brazos
Brazos

@csoakley Cruller's are the only doughnut I like. Right up there with beignets.

Brazos
Brazos

@rgwalt I was told there's only 3 bagel shops that make their own from scratch - Hot Bagel Shop, New Your Bagels and Bagel Express. I believe everyone else thaws and bakes.

jsoleary
jsoleary

@rgwalt I hear you on the bagels, but as for iced coffee, I really cannot comment because I've never had DD coffee. Actually, I could count on one hand the number of cups of coffee I've had in my entire life. Yes, I know I'm a freak.

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