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Doughnut lovers, rejoice: Dunkin' Donuts is ringing in the month of love with three new chocolate doughnuts. Yes, you're thinking, "I've had chocolate doughnuts at Dunkin' before, what's the big deal?" Here's the twist -- these are chocolate yeast donuts. And that's a big deal in the doughnut world -- the chain is the first in the country to offer them.
Meet your new doughnuts, released today as part of the chain's "Chocolate Lovers Month":
- Cocoa Confetti: a chocolate yeast ring, topped with chocolate icing and rainbow sprinkles.
- Reverse Boston Kreme: a chocolate yeast shell filled with chocolate Bavarian Kreme and topped with vanilla icing.
- Cocoa Kreme Puff: a sugared chocolate yeast shell filled with vanilla butter cream.
We were lucky enough to get ahold of the new treats. After the jump, our review -- along with more photos.
According to Dunkin' Brands' Executive Chef Stan Frankenthaler, the new Cocoa Doughnuts represent one of the brand's greatest doughnut innovations. "After several years of developing and testing, we are delighted to have created a yeast version of our popular chocolate donuts," he says.
But do they taste good?
Cocoa Confetti: If you're a chocolate lover, it doesn't get better than this chocolate doughnut topped with their classic icing. Imagine their regular yeast doughnut topped with their chocolate glaze and topped with sprinkles -- now, double the chocolate. It's incredible how light these doughnuts are, which can be a bad thing, since we were more inclined to go back for seconds (and possibly thirds).
Cocoa Kreme Puff: There was just no competition -- this new doughnut is our favorite among all of the chain's offerings. The super-light chocolate puff is stuffed with a light vanilla buttercream that tastes more like whipped cream than butter cream. This doughnut is a definite winner, and we hope it stays on the shelves past February (when the "Chocolate Lovers" campaign ends).
Reverse Boston Kreme: Out of the three doughnuts, this was our least favorite, but that's not to say it wasn't good. To be fair, we matched up the classic version of a Boston creme doughnut to the new one. We were surprised to find that the center of the "reverse" doughnut was chocolate custard instead vanilla. We get the "reverse" concept, but we wanted a little more vanilla to balance out the chocolate.
At just 89 cents each, you can pick up all three and tell us what you think.
More new offerings at Dunkin' Donuts: In honor of "Chocolate Lovers Month," Dunkin' Donuts is also releasing the Chocolate Chip Bagel Twist, the Triple Chocolate Muffin, Mocha Coffee and Mocha Swirl Lattes and an adorable heart-shaped doughnut (available in vanilla and cocoa).