Once global warming eventually renders North America into a seasonless wasteland, the passage of time will only be differentiated by the changing of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee flavors.
Having passed the seasons of pumpkin and peppermint mocha, late-January is usually a time for Dunkin’ Donuts to try out something new. Last year it was brown sugar cinnamon; the year before that it was dark chocolate mocha.
This year the Canton-based coffee chain’s new flavor is a white chocolate raspberry swirl, according to individuals on social media.
Though Dunkin’ has yet to formally announce it, some investigative Twitter users have reportedly already gotten their hands on the new seasonal flavor. The reception so far is almost unanimously positive — as well as emoji-laden.
The White Chocolate Raspberry Latte from Dunkin is probably one of the best things I have ever consumed.— Renee D. (@okay_always) January 20, 2015
I'm cheating on Starbucks with Dunkin Donuts white chocolate raspberry coffee @tiffortiz_xo— Paula Byers (@Gatsbygirl11) January 19, 2015
the white chocolate raspberry latte from Dunkin is amazing everyonee!!!! me & @naztopcu recommend it xoxo— elainaa (@babylainss) January 19, 2015
Dunkin Donuts white chocolate raspberry latte understands me.— Ashton Kutcher (@sugar_pakutz) January 18, 2015
The white chocolate raspberry coffee from dunkin is— Chloe (@reillycook) January 18, 2015
Michelle King, senior director of global public relations for Dunkin’ Donuts, confirmed that white chocolate raspberry is a new addition to their menu.
“This new flavor is currently available in limited markets,’’ said King. “And we are planning to launch this flavor nationwide beginning in February, just in time for Valentine’s Day.’’
Raspberry has been previously offered as an unsweetened coffee flavor, while white chocolate has been available in the past as a coffeeflavor swirl and a hot chocolate variation.
Because I’m a pioneering journalist, I made sure to grab one.
Dunkin’ Donuts white chocolate raspberry swirl pours a light brown color with a smooth body and a strong aroma of fresh raspberries. It opens with a sweet vanilla taste, finishing with mellow tones reminiscent of the Ethiopian highlands and hints of rich, milky cocoa butter.
Just kidding, it tastes like sugary, fruit-flavored coffee. Although that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Go try it if you’re feeling so inclined and I’ll see you in Irish Creme Swirl season. I mean spring.