New donuts launched in two of the major fast-food chains in 2019.
With the fierce competition among fast-food chains, it’s imperative for their management to introduce new products to encourage more customers into their restaurants. Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s are no exception to the rule!
Here are the new offerings that the fast-food giants have launched in recent months. We think that people with the proverbial sweet tooth will find these foods to their liking, especially the ones who can’t get enough of donuts.
What better way to welcome the spring season than with an Easter treat? According to Dunkin’ Donuts, the best Easter treat is PEEPS and it will be featuring a few PEEPS marshmallow-flavored items including espresso and coffee drinks, as well as a PEEPS donut with a yellow chick as topping. The yellow chick is a whimsical touch since it’s a symbol of Easter in many parts of the world.
These treats will be available starting in April 1 and for a limited time afterwards. According to Dunkin’ Donuts, the PEEPS Donut will consist of a delectable combination of white icing with green, egg-shaped sprinkle blend and the mini yellow PEEPS marshmallow chick as topping. This should be a slightly sweeter concoction than the usual donut, thanks to the PEEPS marshmallow but it won’t be too sweet that you can’t finish an entire donut or two.
And then there’s the PEEPS Marshmallow Flavored Coffee, a creamy combo of Dunkin’s signature coffee and classic PEEPS marshmallows. This is available in hot and cold coffee drinks, as well as in espresso drinks, frozen chocolate drinks, and frozen coffee drinks. Hopefully, the strong coffee flavor will cut through the sweetness of the marshmallow resulting in more balanced flavor.
And if the PEEPS donuts and drinks aren’t enough excitement for a Dunkin’ Donuts fan, then the free coffee and donuts will increase the anticipation. Mark your calendars, ladies and gents, since from April 2 to 4, Dunkin’ Donuts customers will provide free donuts and coffee to customers in selected locations!
The chain’s coffee car and Peepsmobile, both of which are customized vehicles, will travel to six Dunkin’ shops during the 3-day period. Their route will start at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of PEEPS, and end in Quincy, Massachusetts, the birthplace of Dunkin’ Donuts. Call it going back to your roots or giving back to your hometown but whatever it is, you may want to check out the complete route and take advantage of the freebies.
In keeping with its tradition of seasonal products, the donut and beverage-centric chain has also launched new spring menu items; these will be available starting on April 1 and available at selected Dunkin’ outlets nationwide for a limited period. These items include Sweet Sriracha Bacon Breakfast Sandwich, Chocolate Cherry Cold Brew, Frozen Lemonade, and Iced Tea Lemonade.
And if you’re a fan of PEEPS, you will be happy to know that there will be new flavors released for the favorite marshmallows. These are Easter-inspired flavors including pancakes and syrup, cotton candy, root beer float, chocolate caramel swirl, orange sherbet with crème-flavored fudge, and blue raspberry. Perhaps you can pair them with the Dunkin’ Donuts PEEPS donuts – after all, sweet upon sweet has its merits.
McDonald’s may not be known for its desserts but it’s definitely trying. The Donut Sticks are its latest effort in attracting more customers to its restaurants and we have to say that it may well succeed. These are only available during the breakfast hours and best paired with McCafe coffee, if you want the coffee to cut through the sweetness of the donut sticks.
And for those wondering if Donut Sticks sounds suspiciously like Donut Fries, a Dunkin’ Donut product, then you’re right. But there are enough differences between the two that a fast-food fan can tell the difference even without labels attached to them.
Basically, the Donut Sticks are similar to churros in that both are fried dough with a generous covering of cinnamon sugar. But the Donut Sticks aren’t crunchy, unlike churros, and these are much shorter in length than typical churros.
Donut Sticks are also flakier, as well as with a light and airy texture like a croissant. Think of these sticks as the idea of McDonald’s to marry as many pastries as possible and, hopefully, create something relatively new-ish. The dusting of sugar and cinnamon is just right so it doesn’t overwhelm the dough and add too much sweetness.
These come as a six-in-a-pack item for an affordable price.
You can either eat Donut Sticks on their own, preferably with coffee, or eat them as dessert after a breakfast meal. But keep in mind that these pack a punch in terms of calories so sharing a pack of Donut Sticks make nutrition sense.
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