Saturday, February 24, 2024

REVIEW: Dunkin’ Ice Spice Munchkins Drink

Have you ever ever questioned what’s higher than having your cake and consuming it too? Dunkin’ is right here along with your reply: having your cake donut, mixing it with frozen espresso, overlaying it with caramel and whipped cream, and ingesting it by means of a straw. That’s proper, Dunkin’ has teamed up with rapper Ice Spice for a brand new Fall beverage, the Ice Spice Munchkins Drink, and the identify says all of it. It’s an icy, pumpkin-spicy, super-sweet concoction with pumpkin munchkins blended proper in. In the event you’re not acquainted, Ice Spice has a handful of Billboard Sizzling 100 hits this yr, and the tie-in stems from her followers being referred to as munchkins, a reference to her tune “Munch (Feelin’ U).”

The drink is frozen espresso (cream, liquid sugar, espresso syrup, and ice) blended with pumpkin munchkins donut holes, served in a caramel drizzled cup that’s topped with whipped cream, extra caramel, and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice. Earlier than you go saying it’s bizarre or gross that the donuts are smashed up within the combine, let’s take into account the truth that individuals throw issues like spinach, bananas, ice, and milk collectively in a blender and name it a smoothie. It is a smoothie for the junk meals crowd, and I gained’t knock it till I strive it.

My drink seemed to be lacking any kind of apparent caramel sauce lining the cup, and thank goodness as a result of it was obvious from my first sip that this factor was already loads candy. The dusting on prime has good brown sugar and cinnamon notes, however these shall be utterly misplaced except you are taking off the lid and check out it by itself as a result of every little thing developing by means of the straw is so saccharine it turns into one-dimensional. Or two-dimensional, should you depend soggy donut crumbs as a dimension.

I initially discovered the drink’s thickness alright, sort of like a milkshake – albeit one with ice chunks – and the donut crumbles not completely misplaced. It has some pumpkin/fall taste, however the espresso is totally undetectable and the principle taste notes are cream and sugar with bursts of caramel. It’s too candy to drink in a short time and doesn’t enhance because it sits.

a spoonful of the combination evokes a picture of what you’d get should you stirred pumpkin puree into whipped cream, and the feel is kind of like a soggy graham cracker. Not various sips in, I used to be regretting my resolution to get a medium.

I’ve to present Dunkin’ credit score for a kind of intelligent thought for a collaboration (a.okay.a. cashing in on a star and the pairing not less than making some sense), but it surely’s too cloying for me. With the absence of any espresso taste, it’s layer upon layer of candy issues that scream for steadiness however is barely met with moist donuts. Sorry, Ice Spice and Dunkin’, I’m not feelin’ you.

Bought Value: $4.79
Dimension: Medium
Ranking: 5 out of 10
Vitamin Information: (medium) 830 energy, 39 grams of complete fats, 22 grams of saturated fats, 1 gram of trans fats, 105 milligrams of ldl cholesterol, 300 milligrams of sodium, 115 grams of complete carbs, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 102 grams of complete sugar (96 grams of added sugars), and seven grams of protein.

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