Dunkin' Donuts' New Frozen Dunkin' Coffee - Review

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

image showing a frozen coffee

With the desire to come out on top in their coffee chain war against Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts has released a new and improved frozen coffee drink this summer.  The beverage is the replacement for the restaurant's "Coffee Coolatta," which had been around since the 90's; and let me just say, after trying the new frozen treat, I will not miss the Coolatta at all.

The new drink is made with a much higher concentration of coffee than any of their other drinks, resulting in a more genuine coffee flavor. This is a more satisfying product compared with the Coolatta, which had an artificial, syrupy taste and left something to be desired.

While I really enjoy this drink, I have to take off a point from my rating due to Dunkin Donuts' unfortunate consistency issue. While I've heard that Starbucks has got their measurements down to a science, Dunkin Donuts products tend to taste significantly different from one day to another depending on who is making them.
image showing a hand holding an iced coffee

According to the Dunkin' website, a medium frozen coffee without any added flavors comes in at a whopping 630 calories, but lower calorie options are available (small with whole milk instead of cream is 380 cal). However, Don't even consider getting the skim milk version, because, without the fat from the milk, the drink just doesn't hold together at all. (see above) The whole milk version, however, seems to keep its texture quite well and results in an even stronger coffee flavor.

Overall, this drink is for the coffee customer who wants something sweet, simple, and delicious for summer without breaking the bank.  This is the coffee drink I have been waiting for.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5

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