The Story Behind Pumpkin at Dunkin’

The Story Behind Pumpkin at Dunkin’

Every year during the peak of summer, our guests begin telling us how excited they are for pumpkin. In fact, pumpkin is by far the most talked about flavor amongst our fans on social media! In honor of the earliest-ever return of pumpkin at Dunkin’, we’re sharing the story behind the favorite flavor of the season.

More than 10 years ago, we introduced what are now staples of Dunkin’s fall menu: our Pumpkin Donut and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats. The cake donuts are made with real pumpkin puree and topped with glaze to bring out the natural spices. According to Rick Golden, our very own Manager of Donut Excellence here at Dunkin’, “Our pumpkin-loving fans look forward to these sweet treats all year; not only because they’re delicious, but because they evoke feelings of comfort and nostalgia in every bite.”

Our fans’ passion for pumpkin extends beyond our Pumpkin Muffin, Donut and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats to our beloved pumpkin flavor swirl, which hit Dunkin’ menus in 2007 and has been a guest-favorite ever since. Guests can enjoy our pumpkin flavor swirl in a variety of drinks, including our hot and iced coffee, Chai Latte, Cold Brew, espresso drinks, frozen coffee and frozen chocolate.

Last year, we spiced things up with the exciting Signature Pumpkin Spice Latte and this year, we are spicing it up again with a new way for guests to enjoy pumpkin with the new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Dunkin’s new premium pumpkin pick, Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, offers Dunkin’s Cold Brew – coffee steeped in cold water for 12 hours for an incredibly rich, ultra-smooth, full-bodied beverage – made with pumpkin flavor swirl, topped with the new Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar topping. Dunkin’s new Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam is light orange in color and has sweet notes of pumpkin and hints of warm spices such as cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. The drink is served with a special sip lid so fall fanatics can enjoy the layers of velvety Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam and delicious bold Cold Brew to the fullest.

Our pumpkin offerings, one of the largest varieties of any national restaurant brand, also extend to our fast-growing line of at-home offerings! Dunkin’ Pumpkin K-Cup® pods, available seasonally at participating Dunkin’ restaurants, have been a great way to enjoy the taste of our pumpkin flavored coffee at home since they launched in 2012. Guests can also find Pumpkin Spice K-Cup® Pods and packaged coffee at grocery stores and other retailers nationwide for a limited time this fall.

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