Sunday, November 15, 2015

Perfect On The Scent, Great On The Flavor, Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee Succeeds!

The Good: Flavor, Aroma, Caffeinated.
The Bad: A bit pricy comparatively.
The Basics: Dunkin’ Donuts coffee makes a substantively chocolate flavored coffee, which is as close to the promised flavor as one might guess could be made!

I have a pretty mixed relationship with Dunkin' Donuts (reviewed here!). I had a local one a few years back that I absolutely loved . . . until my wife got a job there and I saw how the franchise treated its workers. Ever since then, Dunkin' Donuts has never been my first choice for coffee shops when I am on the road (given that I no longer live near any!). But, every now and then, I find a bag of the Dunkin' Donuts home brew coffee beans on sale and I am intrigued enough to pick it up. That is how it was with the Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee.

I'm not sure exactly how a coffee is supposed to make the flavor specific to a chocolate donut as opposed to just chocolate, but the Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee makes a pretty reasonable attempt. Accented with creamer, the Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee is sweet, chocolatey, and tastes like coffee.


Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee has several different flavors and I found the bag of ground Chocolate Glazed Donut flavor coffee at my local grocery store on clearance. The Chocolate Glazed Donut flavored Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee comes ground in a foil bag and the 11 oz. package we found was on clearance for $4.19, which was a pretty fair price; at twice that it seems like it would be overpriced. The bright orange bag is easy enough to open and the eleven ounce standard package is resealable, thanks to a flat tie on the top of the bag.

Ease Of Preparation

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee is easy-enough to prepare. One Tablespoon of the Chocolate Glazed Donut Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee makes two cups of coffee. We brewed up our full pot in our Hamilton Beach coffee maker (reviewed here!). The Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee comes pre-ground and smells good and it is easy enough to scoop out and into a filter.


The Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee smells like a decent balance of coffee and chocolate. This is an immediately inviting coffee that has an aroma of both the promised elements.

In the mouth, Dunkin’ Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee is a very dry coffee with hints at sweetness. The coffee is initially bitter, but it transitions into dry as it passes over the tongue. The net result is that the coffee manages to carry both the flavors of coffee and chocolate.

With even a very basic creamer, the Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee loses its bitterness and the chocolate flavor pops more. Creamer also cuts the dry aftertaste entirely.

Without creamer, the Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee retains an exceptionally dry flavor as an aftertaste, even after about five minutes after one has last had a sip.


The ingredients to this coffee are virtually undisclosed. The bag lists the ingredients as coffee and artificial flavor, but nothing more descriptive than that.

In terms of nutrition, this coffee lacks any. One 8 oz. mug of this coffee provides nothing of nutritional value to the drinker. There are no calories (save what one adds from sugar or milk), no fat, sodium, or protein. The caffeine, however, is strong enough to perk one up! This is an energizing beverage, though with creamer, it seems a little muted compared to flavorful coffees that don't require the creamer to reach their full flavor potential.


Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee tea is very easy to clean up after - the coffee grounds may be disposed in the garbage, or composted if you have a good garden and/or compost pile. The coffee itself is a fairly dark coffee and it will stain delicate fabrics, so if it spills, it ought to be cleaned right off things like tablecloths or light cottons.

Dunkin’ Donuts does not make a recommendation on refrigerating the bag, but ours remained just fine out of the refrigerator. This flavor maintains its freshness well.


Dunkin’ Donuts Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee is one of the better Dunkin' Donuts home brew coffees and one of the few that hits its flavor mark.

For other coffee reviews, please check out:
Dunkin' Donuts Applie Pie flavored coffee
Edward's Boston Cream Pie Coffee
Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee


For other drink reviews, please visit my Food & Drink Review Index Page for an organized listing!

© 2015 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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