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Dunkin' Donuts' "Spring Flavors"?!

Michelly Mar 21, 2013 08:10 AM

Dunkin' Donuts just came out with their new "Spring Flavored Coffees":
coconut, strawberry shortcake, and triple berry. >{

Obviously not thought up by someone who loves coffee.

  1. Bob W Mar 26, 2013 12:56 PM

    This tiny roastery in Lewes DE makes flavored coffees that are really good. Just not something a behemoth like DD should be doing.

    http://www.nottinghillcoffee.com/

    This guy also knows how to do it. He used to have a roastery in Rehoboth Beach, DE, then -- from what we heard -- lost it in a bitter (pun intended) divorce. Now he appears to be back with a new wife in Arlington VA!

    http://www.obylee.com/#

    1. Tripeler Mar 26, 2013 12:07 PM

      These sound just absolutely horrible. A better idea would be a Spring Coffee that would be a normal cup of black coffee served with a small cookie -- either coconut, strawberry shortcake or triple berry.

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      1. re: Tripeler
        ipsedixit Mar 26, 2013 08:05 PM

        New for Summer 2013 at Dunkin Donuts: Coffee Flavored Coffee.

        Limited time offer. Available while supplies last.

      2. Bob W Mar 26, 2013 07:59 AM

        I once tried a Blueberry iced coffee at DD in RI.

        One of the worst things I have ever tasted in my life.

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          rochfood Mar 25, 2013 01:46 PM

          Reminds me of the Denis Leary bit about DD. Google it sometimes. pretty funny ..and spot on.

          1. olyolyy Mar 25, 2013 01:24 PM

            It seems like Dunkin Donuts is trying to distance itself from donuts.

            1. Boston_Otter Mar 25, 2013 04:51 AM

              Unrelated to their coffee, their new Irish Cream Coffee donut is to be avoided. I don't know a single person who's tried it and enjoyed it at all.

              1. GraceW Mar 23, 2013 05:46 AM

                I love berries AND love coffee... and my nickname is 'strawberry shortcake'... so last year I bought the strawberry shortcake flavor. I used it once and the bag is probably still sitting in the back of a cabinet to this day, because it was HORRIBLE.

                1. ipsedixit Mar 21, 2013 10:59 AM

                  I thought you were talking about donuts.

                  Silly me.

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                    cheesecake17 Mar 21, 2013 10:58 AM

                    They've had coconut flavor for A while now. The coconut iced coffee is pretty good.

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                      pine time Mar 21, 2013 10:48 AM

                      I saw these at a Target store, and before I realized it was flavored coffee, said to Mr. Pine: "oh, look, Dunkin' Donuts does kids drinks now." Maybe I was being prophetic?

                      1. HillJ Mar 21, 2013 09:46 AM

                        Sounds too sweet!

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                        1. re: HillJ
                          ttoommyy Mar 27, 2013 08:37 AM

                          Are they sweetened or is it just the flavoring? I don't mind the occasional coconut-flavored coffee, as long as it is unsweetened.

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                          Violatp Mar 21, 2013 08:23 AM

                          I admit (with no shame) to liking flavored coffees in some of the usual flavors - vanilla and hazelnut. Like that.

                          I once tried a blueberry coffee (Seattle's Best) and it was, well, awful.

                          These flavors don't sound so great, either.

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                            foodieX2 Mar 21, 2013 08:12 AM

                            ugh! I love DD but the regular old kind. Never been a fan of flavored but those sound grosser than usual.

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                              Ariadanz Mar 22, 2013 04:51 AM

                              I won't do the berries - but I do like Coconut flavored coffee as an iced coffee. Green Mountain's version the best, but others are ok too. Something about the milky sweetness makes it seem ok - more like a creamy caffinated beverage then "coffee"

                              1. re: Ariadanz
                                Chowbird Mar 26, 2013 09:35 AM

                                Well, coconut is my favorite flavor for coffee (though I haven't tried Dunkin's yet), and The Hubby LOVES the strawberry shortcake flavor.

                                I need to get to Target to stock up!

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