Review: Dunkin’ Donuts Bacon Egg Glazed Donut Sandwich, Key Lime Donut, Lemonade Donut & Throwing Eggs at Simon Cowell
Junk Food Nation, Happy Monday! Well, as happy as a Monday can be. The news is filled with stories about Edward Snowden and the Heat-Spurs Game 2. But me? I’m more interested in this story about Simon Cowell getting egged!
Apparently during the live finale of Britain’s Got Talent, this woman came out from the backup orchestra and just started hurling eggs at the much-hated British judge:
Yeah, that just happened. WOW! I’m surprised all that happened was they cut to a wide as people rushed to remove her from the stage. You feel like on US TV they’d have tackled her to the ground. Could you imagine someone showing up on America’s Got Talent and coming out of the woodwork to throw, like, pig’s blood at Howard Stern and Sharon Osborne?? Amazing. Sometimes you can’t beat live television.
Today’s junk food is an assortment of products from Dunkin’ Donuts that I tried last Friday on National Donut Day!
Ah, National Donut Day. That was a good day, wasn’t it? It was also the first day of the brand new Dunkin’ Donuts Bacon Egg Glazed Donut Sandwich. Seen here pictured with my iced coffee and two other regular donuts, I’m pretty sure I consumed about 2000 calories in this meal. Nice.
The Dunkin’ Donuts Bacon Egg Glazed Donut Sandwich was comprised of a glazed donut, sliced in half, and inside was a disc of egg and some pieces of bacon. While waiting in line for this sandwich, I saw one of the counter ladies pull out a big ol tub that contained stacks and stacks of these egg discs. This lady was rather skillful in her loading of these discs into their microwave trays for heating.
I bit into the Dunkin’ Donuts Bacon Egg Glazed Donut Sandwich, and my first reaction was positive. It tasted good. The price was a bit high ($3.29!) but the sandwich was what I’d hoped it’d be: The donut was slightly waxy but nice, soft, and sweet. The egg disc was hot and tasted like…well, egg, and the bacon was meaty and smoky.
Texture wise, the bacon provided no crunch, but overall I wanted a soft mouthful anyways. The sugar from the glaze accentuated the bacon most of all; I had no trouble imagining that there was some sort of maple smoke action workin’. All in all, I liked the Dunkin’ Donuts Bacon Egg Glazed Donut Sandwich. Check out GrubGrade’s more-in-depth review of this product here. The Impulsive Buy also has a review here.
Next up is the new Dunkin’ Donuts Key Lime Donut!
This Key Lime Donut was standard Dunkin’ Donuts fare – the dough was sort of squishy, very similar to most Dunkin’ Donuts. So I’ll focus not on the texture, but the taste. I have to say, DD nailed it with this one. The goo inside tasted exactly like key lime, with its signature tartness and nice lime flavor.
The top white icing of the Key Lime Donut added a nice sweetness to the donut, while the crumbles of brown something reminded me of pie crust! It had a slight slight spice flavor to it. Altogether, the bite smacked of Key Lime Pie…if your key lime pie was soft and squishy and was more jelly goo-like rather than custard. But, flavor-wise, on point!
Finally, Dunkin’ Donuts Lemonade Donut!
Unlike the Key Lime Donut, I was rather unimpressed with this “Lemonade” donut. My main problem – how is this ANY different from a regular lemon-jelly-goo-filled donut? Answer: it’s not.
The inside lemon goo was the same as I’d had with other donuts before, which was nothing new. I really tried to close my eyes and see if I was tasting lemonade, and I wasn’t. The white icing on top was sweet, which was nice, generally, but nothing specific to lemonade. I was hoping these little crunchies on top would maybe added some tartness that would remind me on lemonade, but they did nothing of the sort. They were just crunchy bits of sugar that didn’t add any complexity to the flavor at all.
My verdict: rebranding of an already existing donut flavor (lemon filled). BOOOOO.
SO. Yay to the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich. Yay to the Key Lime Donut. Nay to the Lemonade Donut.
Have a great Monday, people!
PURCHASED AT: Dunkin’ Donuts
COST: $3.29 (sandwich); $1 per donut
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