Great Pumpkin Search 2013: Dunkin Donuts

It’s November. The month filled with delicious dishes and mad dashes for big deals before Christmas. It is still fall, despite the shelves of Christmas décor already filling stores.

 

Sadly, I discovered some places have discontinuing their pumpkin spice delights. I missed out on a chance to try the new Pumpkin Spice Latte at McDonald’s, but I will continue the Great Pumpkin Search until I’m satisfied.

 

Now, onto my delightful pumpkin finds!

Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Pie Doughnut and Pumpkin Mocha Latte

Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Pie Doughnut and Pumpkin Mocha Latte

Dunkin Donuts has offered pumpkin muffins, doughnuts, and coffees for a few years now, and with well received enthusiasm. This year they’ve added Pumpkin Bagels, Pumpkin Munchins, Pumpkin Pie Doughnuts, and two new pumpkin coffee beverages: Pumpkin Mocha Latte and White Chocolate Pumpkin Latte.

 

The Pumpkin Mocha Latte is easily my favorite drink this season. I’ve had it iced and hot, both were divine. A perfect blend of strong espresso with robust pumpkin and a sweet undertone of mocha, Dunkin Donuts found a beautiful combination with chocolate and pumpkin.

 

The White Chocolate Pumpkin Latte taste similar to Starbucks’ white chocolate mocha. The pumpkin flavor is a bit lost, but I think it adds a slight undertone that grounds the white chocolate, keeping it from being too sweet.

Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Pie Doughnut

Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Pie Doughnut

The Pumpkin Pie Doughnut was sweet and dry (probably because we ordered in the evening when the doughnuts were sitting out for a while). It had a crumbly crust topping with a sweet, sugary, white glaze, which, I think was supposed to mimic whipped cream. Inside was a thick pumpkin filling that tasted more like icing than pumpkin pie. Overall, the doughnut didn’t really taste like it’s namesake and left something to be desired. I think I’ll stick with the pumpkin doughnut and muffin.

 

What pumpkin treats have you found banished after Halloween?

What Pumpkin Delights are still sticking around for the Thanksgiving Holidays?

Leave your comments below or on facebook.

 

Until Next Time

One Response to “Great Pumpkin Search 2013: Dunkin Donuts”

  • I definitely agree with the pumpkin white chocolate latte! I’ll have to try the pumpkin mocha though 🙂 . It’s a shame about the doughnut. It’s a bit busy for my taste, but it does look like it would have been a promising doughnut

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