Randolph, MA (December 18, 2001) -- A sweet deal is brewing between America's favorite donut and jelly bean. Dunkin' Donuts, the world's largest donut and coffee chain, and Jelly Belly Candy Company, the world's leading gourmet jelly bean maker, have joined forces to create three innovative donut flavors. Complete with Jelly Belly? brand's proprietary cotton candy, watermelon, and grape jelly flavors of jelly beans, the new Dunkin' Donuts varieties are bursting with distinct flavor, unmatched by any other donut.

"The partnership between Jelly Belly beans and Dunkin' Donuts is the perfect way for us to continue to offer donut lovers new varieties and delicious choices," says Judy Wnek, Brand Manager, Dunkin' Donuts. "Everyone in the family will love the bright pink, blue and purple colors and exciting new tastes of these donuts."

The Cotton Candy, Watermelon and Grape Jelly flavors of donuts come in seven different varieties. The donuts are coated with a sweet and colorful frosting, or filled with a scrumptious buttercreme or jelly filling, and sprinkled with varying jelly beans. The following donuts will be available at participating Dunkin' Donuts shops beginning March 1, 2001:

 

  • Cotton Candy Flavored Donut _ The authenticity of the intense flavor and delightful color of this donut will evoke circus day memories. These donuts offer a melt-in-your-mouth, spun-sugar flavor that will entice boys and girls (big and little) alike with baby blue frosting, or buttercreme filling, topped with cotton candy Jelly Belly jelly beans.
  • Watermelon Flavored Donut and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats - The mouth-watering taste of watermelon, but without the seeds! Bursting with watermelon flavor, this jelly-filled and frosted donut with a twist is perfect for every occasion. A MUNCHKINS® donut hole treat variety is also available to please the little ones.
  • Grape Jelly Flavored Donut - Both tangy and sweet this is a classic grape jelly flavor, but in donut form. Take a bite of this satisfying donut and childhood memories will flood in. A lavender-colored creamy frosting, or buttercreme filled, adorned with grape jelly flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans is a treat for all ages.

 

"We are delighted to bring these new donut flavors to life with Dunkin' Donuts," said John Harrington, Director of Marketing, Jelly Belly Candy Company. "The combined efforts of America's favorite jelly bean and America's most-loved donut are exciting for us as a company and for our consumers."

Dunkin' Donuts is committed to providing a wide variety of delicious donuts, baked goods, and America's favorite coffee at a great value. In addition to these seven new sweet additions, Dunkin_ Donuts offers up to 52 varieties of donuts and an assortment of baked goods.