In case you missed it, Dunkin’ Donuts announced in February that it was releasing three new coffee flavors inspired by different types of Girl Scout Cookies.
If you only get your news from satirical publication The Onion, however, you might think the Canton company was releasing a very different kind of drink.
For reference, here’s the headline Boston magazine used for its story announcing the new flavors:
“Dunkin’ Donuts Introduces New Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Coffee.”
And here’s the headline The Onion used:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 7, 2018
Notice the subtle, disturbing change?
With the omission of a single word (“Cookie”), The Onion turned Dunkin’s new Thin Mints-, Coconut Caramel-, and Peanut Butter Cookies-flavored coffees into something much more sinister.
This isn’t the first time The Onion has poked fun at Dunkin’ Donuts and its fans. Prior headlines include, “Man Who Eats Breakfast at Dunkin’ Donuts Every Morning and Enjoys the ‘Saw’ Films Allowed to Vote,” and, “Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins/Pizza Hut/Taco Bell/Long John Silver’s Opens.”