The Story Behind the New Hershey Candy Flavors at Dunkin’

The Story Behind the New Hershey Candy Flavors at Dunkin’

Just when you thought summer couldn’t get any sweeter, Hershey candy flavors arrive at Dunkin’! Our exciting new lineup of delicious delights includes the new KIT KAT® COOLATTA® frozen beverage, Heath and Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Creme flavored coffees and Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Creme Donut.

You may be wondering, what’s the story behind these new sweet treats? Well, we sat down with Heidi Curry, Senior Manager of Global R&D, and Kelly Therrien, Senior R&D Technologist, here at Dunkin’ to find out just that. Keep reading for the inside scoop on how Hershey candy flavors at Dunkin’ came to be!

First up: the KIT KAT® COOLATTA®. As Heidi and her team tested various options using the beloved KIT KAT®, they knew they wanted to create a beverage incorporating the real candy bar. So, they decided to blend KIT KAT® pieces with Vanilla Bean flavored COOLATTA® to give fans the famous flavors of crispy wafers coated in smooth milk chocolate in every sip.

When it came to bringing Heath and Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Creme candy flavors to Dunkin’, creating coffee flavors was a no-brainer. The smooth, signature flavor of Dunkin’ coffee paired perfectly with the flavors of Heath – milk chocolate, English toffee and almond – and the white chocolate and cookie tastes of Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Creme.

And finally: our Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Creme Donut. Kelly and her team knew that the possibilities for uniting Hershey candy flavors and Dunkin’ donuts were endless. Testing countless combinations of filling, icing and toppings (including KIT KAT®!), they found that our smooth vanilla flavored buttercreme perfectly complemented the rich flavor and crispy texture of Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Creme crumbles.

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If you’re now officially craving these tasty treats, check out our store locator to find the Dunkin’ nearest you!

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