Dunkin’ Donuts is undoubtedly one of the most well- known purveyors of coffee in America. With more than 5,700 stores in the United States and over 2,200 stores internationally, Dunkin’ Donuts sells almost 1.5 billion cups of coffee each year. While their coffee is indeed very good, the real star of the show at Dunkin’ Donuts is their wide assortment of mouthwateringly- delicious donuts.
Ever since I was a child, I have very much enjoyed eating donuts. Through the years, I have sampled countless brands and varieties of packaged donuts sold at supermarkets and convenience stores and have patronized donut shops throughout New England. Time after time, however, I find myself drawn to Dunkin’ Donuts like the proverbial moth to a flame. The incredibly great taste and soft, pillowy texture of their donuts is unmatched by any other donut- maker and has made me a customer- for- life. At least twice a week, I visit one of the many Dunkin’ Donuts shops located in Hartford, Connecticut, specifically to purchase some of their donuts. Presented here, is a consumer product review of the wonderful donuts sold at Dunkin’ Donuts.
At most Dunkin’ Donuts stores, there are normally many different types of donuts on display. No matter if your taste preference leans toward chocolate- topped, jelly- filled, plain- style, fruit- flavored, cruller or powdered sugar- style, Dunkin’ Donuts will most likely have your type of donut on hand. Among the delicious varieties of donuts available at their stores are Apple N’ Spice, Blueberry Cake, Boston Kreme, Chocolate Frosted, Chocolate Glazed, French Cruller, Glazed, Jelly Filled, Maple Frosted, Old Fashioned Cake Donut, Powdered Cake Donut, Pumpkin Glazed and Strawberry Frosted.
The various types of donuts served at Dunkin’ Donuts are always very fresh. In all of my years as a regular consumer of their donuts, I have never encountered even one single donut that was anything but impeccably- fresh. From my personal experience, most of their donuts stay fresh and edible in the refrigerator for at least two days.
Like every other type of consumer product, the price charged for donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts has increased through the years. As of December 2008, the price charged for one donut at most Dunkin’ Donuts shops in the Hartford, Connecticut area is approzimately .99c.
The texture of the various types of donuts sold at Dunkin’ Donuts, to me, is one of the main selling- points of the products. I have never found any other brand of donuts that consistently maintain such a soft, yet substantial texture. Whether it be a cake donut, jelly- filled or cruller, the texture, or consistency of all Dunkin’ Donuts is always superior to that of any other brand of donut. When I eat these donuts, they almost melt in my mouth. The “mouth- feel” of these donuts is very pleasant and enjoyable.
The flavor of all of the varieties of donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts is unequivocally delicious. The chocolate topping that graces many of their donuts features a one- of- a- kind chocolate flavor that tastes better than almost any other chocolate flavor I’ve ever eaten. The actual cake, or dough part of their donuts maintains a barely- sweet, pleasant flavor that is light, yet satisfying and always easy- on- the- stomach. Although donuts are generally sweet items, the donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts are never overly- sweet. Even their powdered sugar varieties possess a subdued sweetness that is not at all cloying or obtrusive. No matter what flavor or style of donut you prefer, the flavor of Dunkin’ Donuts donuts is always top- rate.
Because they are sweet in nature, all donuts are generally fairly high in calories. The many types of donuts regularly available at Dunkin’ Donuts however, are actually lower in calories than one might expect. For example one Apple N’ Spice donut contains 260 calories, with 100 calories from fat. One Chocolate Frosted donut contains 230 calories, with 100 calories from fat. One Glazed donut from Dunkin’ Donuts contains 230 calories, with 90 calories from fat and one Pumpkin Glazed donut contains 280 calories, with 50 calories from fat. Most of the varieties of donuts served at Dunkin’ Donuts also contain 0 grams of trans fat.
All things considered, the myriad varieties of delectable donuts available at Dunkin’ Donuts are consistently fresh, made of high- quality ingredients and are very flavorful. In this food writer’s humble opinion, the donuts regularly served at Dunkin’ Donuts are the finest donuts served anywhere in America.
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