Dunkin’ Donuts Christmas Review


Caroline Clark

Dunkin’ Donuts holiday cups have the word “cheersin’” on the side in order to emphasize the need for more cheer, especially this year. Their holiday spirit has come in the form of three new flavors and a new breakfast sandwich.

Caroline Clark , Staff Writer

The Christmas season is finally here. It’s time to put up the tree, play a Christmas album, and go shopping. This season also brings new flavors to Dunkin’s drink and food menu, and this year’s drop has very few people disappointed. 

On November 4, Dunkin’ introduced three holiday drinks and one sourdough breakfast sandwich to excite people during a time of hardship. “We’re raising a cup to everyone looking for a taste of the familiar this year. From the heartwarming flavors of our holiday lattes to the crave-able comfort of our new toasted Sourdough Breakfast Sandwich, Dunkin’ is giving our guests something delicious during a time many could use some extra cheer.” Said Jill Nelson, Vice President of Marketing at Dunkin’. To emphasize cheer, they gave their brand a holiday slogan– “Cheersin’. 

The new menu includes gingerbread and peppermint mocha flavor swirls as well as a new chai oat milk latte. The gingerbread swirl tastes very similar to the pumpkin swirl, with a familiar blend of maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, and brown sugar. It’s easy to mix with other flavors and tastes just as good in an iced coffee as it does a latte. The icy cold nature of the latte was very lively, and had a bold espresso taste. Intermingled was the gingerbread flavoring, which whispered in my ears sweet nothings of grandeur and glory.” Said Andrew from Fast Food Geek.

The peppermint mocha is my personal favorite from this drop. It has all the sweetness of a regular mocha swirl, but with an extra pinch of peppermint. The mocha and peppermint flavors are balanced out well and three pumps per medium is just the right amount of flavor. The peppermint mocha signature lattes are topped with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and hot chocolate powder. Some people enjoy this amount of sugar, but I tend to prefer regular iced coffee without all the extras– and it’s much better for your bank account. 

The Chai oat milk latte was supposed to drop on November 4, but customers mixed the chai syrup and oat milk prematurely when both products were first released during the fall drop. I personally enjoy the chai syrup with whole milk, but for those who are lactose intolerant, the oat milk is a good substitute because of its creaminess. 

The sourdough breakfast sandwich, a combination of two eggs, extra bacon, and white cheddar cheese on toasted sourdough bread, is the next addition to the Dunkin’ food menu. While the sandwich was hyped up at the beginning of its release, it tastes just like every other item on the menu. Oftentimes, the bread isn’t toasted enough, leaving it with a gummy texture. “Sourdough, in my opinion, is at its best when toasted. It is very chewy and doesn’t necessarily lend itself to being a good sandwich when it’s untoasted. This leads to uneven bites of bread without the middle ingredients.” Said Holly May from The Impulsive Buy

Overall, Dunkin’ did a great job of bringing back familiar flavors, but an average job at introducing new ones. If you get the chance, get out and try the new Dunkin’ flavors that dropped on December 2! The new menu includes a Sugarplum macchiato and a purple frosted donut.