At Dunkin’ Donuts, Wicked is the New Awesome
By Priyali Prakash
Come 10th of December and the CP outlet of much loved Dunkin’ Donuts will throw open its doors to customers with an all new revamped menu and renovated decor at their store. Most of the redesigning has been done keeping in mind the ‘young evolved consumer with the mental age of around 25’. DD attempts to reflect the struggles, complexes, comforts and celebrations of today’s youth in its food and does that quite successfully to an extent!
The classic donuts get a twist this season and come with unusual flavours like chilli guava and peppermint. The chilli guava flavour, named ‘It’s a mistake’, doesn’t seem to be much of a mistake but a tasteful invention. A white chocolate layer with red guava compote and sprinkled with red chilli flakes that leave an aftertaste seems to be a weird combination but it is a must try! We can place our bets on it becoming the hot favourite of the town in a few days!
While DD has always been famous for its burgers, they now have the ‘Naughty Lucy Burger’ for us with white cheddar cheese oozing out from its patty and the ‘Tough Guy Burger’ that comes with the chewy Bagel bread, hint of kasundi mustard, veggies, chicken salami and patty.
DD has also come up with something amazing for the Indian palate- the much adored masala cha in the iced tea version! Yes, they have on their menu, the ‘Spiked Iced Tea’ which is infused with cloves, cinnamon, star anise and cardamom and tastes fabulous. It is definitely a must have for all tea lovers. Meanwhile, the iced green tea is a bit of a letdown and classic lemon iced tea is just regular, with perhaps a stronger hint of actual ‘tea’ in it.
DD also brings to us the ‘Wicked Wrap’ which, mind you, is very, very hot. It comes with spicy chicken, veggies, jalapenos and surprisingly, nachos inside it. It also has a green mango relish which tastes perfect to Indians of course, but overall the wrap may seem a bit dry. They also have the ‘Not-so-Wicked’ wrap which is for the faint-hearted (read: cannot stand chillies).
When talking of Dunkin Donuts, how can we leave coffee behind! The new ‘Dunkaccino’ the cold coffee at DD, comes with Jamaican rum flavouring and almonds. It is a decent tasting coffee while many people might not appreciate almonds in it. The ‘Stirr’accino’, a new invention by the DD chefs, is a true coffee lover’s delight. It is strong and aromatic, and the coffee comes with suspended layers of Dunkin Original and Dunkin Espresso which looks s beautiful as it tastes.
All in all, the revamped menu at Dunkin Donuts is a must try! And hey, did you hear about the early bird freebies you can get if you visit the CP store early morning on 13th of this month? There’s a lot on stake, make sure you get your share of gifts!