The Story Behind Our Halloween-Inspired Spider Donut

The Story Behind Our Halloween-Inspired Spider Donut

Halloween is a big deal here at Dunkin’ – it’s one of our favorite times of the year. No matter how you’re celebrating this year, we’re continuing to bring the holiday to life in our stores and drive-thrus in fun and exciting ways. And what’s more fun (and delicious) than dressed up donuts? We’re celebrating Halloween with the return of the creepy-crawly Spider Donut! In honor of this fan-favorite treat, we’re sharing the story behind the frightfully delicious Spider Donut.

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When we developed the Spider Donut in the Dunkin’ Test Kitchen, we wanted to incorporate classic Halloween colors and themes. So naturally we were drawn to deep orange and chocolate colors for the ingredients. From there we tried different flavor and color combinations to make the spookiest (and tastiest) designs - the culinary team had a lot of fun coming up with the frighteningly festive Spider Donut. This donut is frosted with orange icing with a sweet eight-legged donut creature on top, made from a glazed chocolate MUNCHKINS® donut hole treat with chocolate drizzle for the spider legs and white drizzle for the eyes.

Looking for more ways to get into the holiday spirit at Dunkin’? Check out our new Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut and Halloween DIY Dunkin’ Donut Decorating Kits!

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All Halloween donuts will haunt participating Dunkin’ restaurants for a limited time. Be sure to stop in your local Dunkin’ this month and celebrate Halloween with us!

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