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Debuting a new, semi-regular feature! I tryout questionable food items so that you don’t have to in… Steveats. (Note: Title developed in about 10 seconds of brainstorming.)
After trying some truly ill-conceived food the past couple weeks, it was refreshing this week to return to something that was at least a decent idea, if poorly executed. The Dunkin’ Donuts waffle sandwich isn’t gourmet fast food dining, or much of a waffle really, but it does hit the spot if you’re looking for more of a sweet and savory fast food item. Like their new burrito, it’s not perfect, but it’s edible, which is always a plus.
First things first – The waffle in the waffle sandwich tastes more like a pancake. I got the bacon-egg-cheese variety, but you can swap in ham or bacon, or go meatless. Regardless though, the waffle is kind of soggy, and it has a bit of a maple flavor to it. Not bad, but given that it was a sandwich, I was hoping for more of a crispy waffle that would allow me to hold it and eat it as a sandwich. Instead, the sandwich got squishy and disintegrated in my hands as I attempted to eat it.
Waffle consistency aside, it was an OK fast food option. If I was jonesing for some breakfast eats, then the waffle provides more calories and fill-up than an English muffin, and it has more natural flavor than a lot of those giant, cardboard-like bagels at Dunkin’ Donuts. (Exclusion: If you go to one of the seemingly five DDs left that have a bagel oven, they’re friggin’ delicious when they’re REALLY hot and fresh. However, it’s more of an “employees only” option.) Also, like all of their other sandwiches, the weird, heavily-spiced hash browns are available for an extra 79 cents, which I do encourage.
(Bonus linkage! I wrote about my past experience as a Dunkin’ Donuts employee, and making coolatas, here.)
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