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Dunkin Donuts Waffle Sandwich

Teraesa22 Feb 27, 2009 10:52 AM

What's the deal-has anyone tried it? Is it similar to McDonald's McGriddles? I am having major pregnancy cravings for one and am going to have to give in pretty soon. Wondering if it's worth it.

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  1. kchurchill5 RE: Teraesa22 Feb 27, 2009 10:55 AM

    Tried it today, didn't like it. I admit ... I like the McGriddle. Greasy, horrible for you, but just tastes good. Add that to my horrible guilty pleasures

    1. Bob W RE: Teraesa22 Feb 27, 2009 11:02 AM

      My experience at DD is the farther you get from donuts and coffee, the worse your experience will be.

      For example, their flatbread sandwiches are horrifically bad.

      On the other hand, their bagels are not as bad as you'd expect. Perhaps as long as they stick to dough with a hole in the middle, they do ok.

      But far be it from me to get between a pregnant lady and what she is craving!

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        mary30 RE: Teraesa22 Feb 27, 2009 12:06 PM

        Skip it. My husband got it and we were cracking up because it even LOOKS terrible,nothing like it does in the ads. The waffle is soggy and the egg is a strangely futuristic disc. The sandwich is also small.

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          maryv RE: Teraesa22 Feb 27, 2009 04:53 PM

          I confess, I really like these little sandwiches. I've never had a McGriddle so I can't compare. I don't usually eat fast-food breakfasts. But something about the advertisement brought me in (good work, marketers!) and I actually do like them. It's not haute cuisine but the waffle and the egg are both pleasantly tender. (Perhaps this is a case of "you say soggy, I say tender"?) The waffle is mildly maple-flavored. The bacon, if you get it, is not bad. Not especially crisp though, if that's what you're looking for. The cheese is completely forgettable.

          They seem like prime pregnancy food. If they had been around when I was pregnant, I would have eaten quite a few. Especially since there's a DD 3 blocks away from my house.

          Worth it? Around here it's something like $1.99 for the sandwich with a medium coffee. Go for it!

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            kchurchill5 RE: maryv Feb 27, 2009 04:55 PM

            I didn't like it, but on the road 1.00 with coffee I would do it again. I like the mcgriddle better, but hey. Something quick while heading somewhere. I'm not that picky.

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              Teraesa22 RE: kchurchill5 Mar 6, 2009 07:41 AM

              I don't understand why they continue to use the gross microwaved egg thing. I know it is easy and efficent and all but that's like 90% of my problem w/the sandwiches there.

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                kchurchill5 RE: Teraesa22 Mar 6, 2009 11:05 AM

                I don't mind, In a hurry in the morning, I microwave mine at times. Not what I prefer. But 3 minutes and out the door, sorry no time to pan fry, I put in a small dish with some pan 1:15, done on a english muffin half and out the door. I guess my schedule is much tighter and busier than some. I work 12 hour days. Sometimes gone 2 days at a time. On call 24/7 and never know my hours. A nice wholesome egg not being fried is better than nothing when I want some protein. I prefer a sunnyside up or fresh poached but 1 minute in my life is important to me. When I have a 45 minute drive and it is 6am, the micro or Dunkin Donuts will have to do. Also I am on the road a lot and no time to dine in so I take what I can.

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                  KevinB RE: kchurchill5 Mar 8, 2009 08:21 PM

                  I got this clamshell microwave egg cooker, and it's fantastic. Spray a little Pam, break in the eggs, pierce the yolks, and in 55 seconds, you have two eggs that you would swear had been perfectly poached. It takes longer to toast the muffins! Throw on a little grated cheese while the muffins are still hot, and you have two McMuffin clones for less than $1. Some coffee in the go cup, and you have the perfect one-handed car breakfast in much less time than it takes to wait at the drive through.

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                    kchurchill5 RE: KevinB Mar 8, 2009 08:26 PM

                    Interesting, where did you get it? I have small little dishes but would love something like that. I hate micro, but sometimes it works just fine and agree, much better than anything you can buy. I had one this am with some leftover ham and a little cheese. I was yummy!!

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            jessicheese RE: Teraesa22 Mar 6, 2009 10:59 AM

            From my experience, if you're pregnant and craving something- get it. You'll love it no matter how bad it is.

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              kchurchill5 RE: jessicheese Mar 6, 2009 11:06 AM

              Pregnant or not ... which I'm not ... I didn't really like it, but it isn't that bad and I still would not complain.

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              hbpthomas RE: Teraesa22 Mar 7, 2009 09:12 AM

              Alas I haven't tried this either... makes me miss the east coast - we do not have a Dunkin Donuts here in CA... someone eat a Munchkin for me!

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                kchurchill5 RE: hbpthomas Mar 7, 2009 09:15 AM

                A crawler is my favorite, airy donnut with a glaze, my fave always

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                  callitasicit RE: kchurchill5 Mar 8, 2009 05:21 PM

                  I assume you mean a cruller?

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                    kchurchill5 RE: callitasicit Mar 8, 2009 06:09 PM

                    LOL, is that the name I thought they were crawlers, that is how long it has been since I had one. I stopped to get coffee now and then but no donuts.

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                  Teraesa22 RE: hbpthomas Mar 8, 2009 09:09 AM

                  I've had a few dozen munchkins just in the past weekend for you ;)

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                    kchurchill5 RE: Teraesa22 Mar 8, 2009 09:14 AM

                    Thank you, lol

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                      hbpthomas RE: Teraesa22 Mar 8, 2009 09:36 AM

                      ah - thanks so much! :)

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