Dunkin’ Donuts declares donuts now artificial dyes free

Dunkin’ Donuts declares donuts now artificial dyes free

  • Milestone is part of brand’s pledge to eliminate artificial dyes from food and beverages by end of 2018
  • Dunkin’ Donuts introduces Snow Flurries Donut as a new donut variety to begin the New Year

CANTON, MA, 2018-Jan-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts is kicking off 2018 with news sure to give donut fans a sweet start to the New Year. The brand has removed artificial dyes from its donuts in the U.S., declaring donuts now sold at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide are no longer being made using colors from artificial sources*. As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to offer guests great-tasting, high-quality products and cleaner menu labels, Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, previously pledged to eliminate artificial dyes from all of its food and beverages in the U.S. by the end of 2018.

According to Tony Weisman, Chief Marketing Officer, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., “We are pleased to start the New Year with exciting and important donut news for our guests. Eliminating artificial dyes from our donuts is an incredible milestone moment for a fun brand whose products are synonymous with bright, colorful confections. After years of research and development, we are thrilled to be taking such a big step in providing guests with simpler ingredients while still delivering the delicious taste and vivid colors expected with our donuts. We look forward to sharing a sweet 2018 with more donut news and innovative new flavors in the months ahead.”

Weisman added that customers will be hard pressed to see the color difference in the new donuts. For example, a cool new addition to Dunkin’s donut offerings, the Snow Flurries Donut, features a frosted donut with wintry blue icing and special snowflake sprinkles, all without colors from artificial sources. The Snow Flurries Donut is available at participating Dunkin’ Donut restaurants throughout the country for a limited time.

By the end of this year, Dunkin’ Donuts will remove artificial dyes across its menu, including frozen beverages such as COOLATTA® frozen beverages, baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and coffee flavorings. Similarly, Dunkin’ Donuts’ sister brand Baskin-Robbins will remove synthetic dyes from its menu, including ice cream sold both at its restaurants and in quarts and pints at retail locations, as well as its syrups, sauces, sprinkles and beverages, including Cappuccino Blast®. The exceptions on both brands’ menus include select supplier-branded ingredients produced by other companies that are used as toppings, ice cream inclusions or decorative elements. Additionally, Baskin-Robbins will take a longer period of time to find replacements for the decorative elements on its ice cream cakes.

Dunkin’ Donuts has been serving guests signature donuts for 68 years. Dunkin’ Donuts is the #1 retailer of donuts in America, and sells 2.7 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats annually worldwide. Within the United States, Dunkin’ Donuts offers more than 70 varieties of donuts, including beloved flavors such as Boston Kreme, Glazed, Chocolate Glazed Cake and Chocolate Frosted. Additionally, some Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants also feature regional favorites like the Sour Cream Donut in Chicago, and the Peanut Stick in upstate New York.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com, or subscribe to the Dunkin’ Donuts blog to receive notifications at https://news.dunkindonuts.com/blog.

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About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,400 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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*Toppings for limited edition and custom image donuts may contain synthetic dyes

SOURCE: Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts introduces the brand’s seasonal lineup of sweet heart treats this Valentine’s Day

  • Heart-shaped Cookie Dough and Brownie Batter Donuts return to Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Coffee and chocolate lovers alike can enjoy the flavors of White Chocolate and Raspberry in Dunkin’ Donuts’ new White Chocolate Raspberry Lattes, topped with festive hearts

CANTON, Mass., 2015-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Valentine’s Day, Dunkin’ Donuts is putting a little extra “heart” into its menu by introducing the brand’s seasonal lineup of sweet heart treats. Just in time for the sweetest holiday of the year, Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing back two varieties of its beloved heart-shaped donuts, Cookie Dough and Brownie Batter, while introducing special new White Chocolate Raspberry Coffee and Lattes sure to warm any heart.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ Brownie Batter Donut is a heart-shaped donut filled with delicious chocolatey brownie batter flavored buttercreme filling, topped with chocolate icing and heart sprinkles. The Cookie Dough Donut is a heart-shaped donut with cookie dough flavored buttercreme filling, topped with chocolate icing and chocolate chips. Both heart-shaped donuts are available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide through the end of February.

This Valentine’s Day, both coffee lovers and chocolate lovers can fall in love with Dunkin’ Donuts’ new White Chocolate Raspberry Coffee and Lattes. The rich flavor of white chocolate with the sweet and fruity raspberry flavor creates a combination that invokes the feelings of warmth and enjoyment associated with the holiday. For an extra festive and romantic touch, the White Chocolate Raspberry Lattes are sprinkled with a special red, pink and white hearts topping. Dunkin’ Donuts’ White Chocolate Raspberry Coffee and Lattes are available hot or iced at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants through the end of February.

Chocolate lovers can also enjoy a variety of hot chocolates at Dunkin’ Donuts for Valentine’s Day season, including flavors such as Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Original, Mint, S’mores and Dunkaccino®. To enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts’ classic hot chocolate at home, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Hot Cocoa K-Cup® Packs are also available for $8.99 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts nationwide.

According to Jeff Miller, Dunkin’ Brands’ Executive Chef and Vice President of Production Innovation, “As we head into the middle of winter, Valentine’s Day provides a much needed respite from the cold and gray, with opportunities for people to treat themselves to rich, indulgent flavors and warm, sweet treats. Our guests love this holiday and we love delighting them with the return of our fun and festive heart-shaped donuts, and new seasonal specialties like our White Chocolate Raspberry Lattes, topped with heart-shaped sprinkles.”

Dunkin’ Donuts today also announced the Snack N’ Go Chicken Wrap as a permanent addition to its lineup of sandwich selections. Offering guests big flavor in a snack-size version of Dunkin’ Donuts’ popular Breaded Chicken Sandwich, the new Snack N’ Go Chicken Wrap features half a filet of breaded chicken, a slice of white cheddar cheese, a slice of bacon and tasty ranch sauce, served on an oven-toasted tortilla. Snack N’ Go Chicken Wraps are available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

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About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for eight years running. The company has more than 11,000 restaurants in 36 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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