Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Steveats: Dunkin’ Donuts offers middling Reese’s, David Ortiz products

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.)

The inventors at ole Dunkin’ Donuts have been hard in work at the lab lately, trying their best to create all sorts of weird flavor combinations. I’m not sure why – Maybe they’ve been looking at the “success” of Taco Bell and Burger King in splicing established junk foods with junky fast food. The two items I’ve seen at their
shops this month have been the Reese’s peanut butter cup donut square and the David Ortiz donut.

The first is self-explanatory. It’s a donut square that’s filled with a chocolate and peanut butter-like substance. It’s not especially tasty, but it’s not bad either. The filling is clearly cheap and calorie-filled, kind of like their previous attempts at a cookie dough filling. The cookie dough donut was far more disgusting and disappointing, though. The Reese’s donut square costs more than a regular donut, and while it’s OK, I’d much prefer a double chocolate or Boston cream.

The David Ortiz donut is a regular shell with white chocolate frosting, his number in chocolate frosting, and jelly filling. It’s a kind of bizarre combination. Again, it’s not bad, but the odd flavor mixing isn’t exactly good either. It was a bit easier to eat than a normal donut jelly coated in sugar, but I prefer the jelly sticks, whether plain or glazed. (By the way, Dunkin – Almost everyone else has switched over to the glazed jelly sticks, and it’s a great decision.)

So, while Dunkin’ Donuts experiments are a mixed bag to me, they aren’t disgusting fast food abominations, like some of the offerings from Burger King. Dunkin’ Donuts is like the Dr. Frederick Frankenstein of fast food experimentation, whereas Burger King is like Dr. Moreau.

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