On Friday morning, around 11:15am, your Chocolate Priestess went grocery shopping. One of our nearby huge supermarkets has a Dunkin' Donuts inside and so I stopped by to sample their chocolate donuts. A young man who introduced himself as "Nick" helped me, claiming proudly that he had made them all that morning. Let's see how well he and Dunkin' do in terms of offering us quality chocolate.
I got four products. A chocolate "Munckin" which is a donut hole that is ½ glazed, 1.5in diameter, very soft, very light devils food taste which means no real rush of cocoa in just one hole.
The second item I tried was their "Boston Kreme" with chocolate frosting. This is a plain yeast donut with chocolate frosting on the top covering about 40% of the donut which measures 3.5in diameter. It has a vanilla pudding like filling in about 70% of the inside which overwhelms the chocolate frosting flavor. Thus this is not really the best choice for the chocolate lover.
The third thing I tried was their "Double Chocolate Cake Donut" which is 3+in diameter with frosting on the top 40%. This was the most chocolaty tasting of this selection, a nice slightly bitter taste, not over powered by sweetness at all; this is the donut I’d buy again from Dunkin’ because it gives me most of what I’m looking for in a donut — soft, chocolate, not overly sweet, with a slight buzz potential.
The last donut was also good in terms of cocoa reactions. "Glazed Chocolate Donut" is also 3+in diameter with glazing over the entire piece. Again the chocolate flavor is very light though different from the Munkin, more bitter than sweat indicating a higher cocoa content than I expected, most of the sweetness is in the glaze.
If you want nutritional information about Dunkin' products check here and go to “About Us” tab. You have to know what the item you bought is called to check but I promise it will be eye opening for you.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.
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