Spring Has Sprung, and Now Dunkin’ Donuts is Putting Shamrocks on Your Donuts

Planet Earth’s second or third most popular donut franchise debuts three new offerings.

stores.html.gifPerhaps it’s wishful thinking, but we’re looking forward to an early Spring. After all, the official first day is just three weeks away, as the days get longer and our tolerance for being outside edges ever skyward. Like the appearance of the first crocuses forcing their way through the last remains of dirty snow, or the evening chorus of spring peepers beginning the ritual of their cacophonous symphony, so, too is Dunkin’ Donuts putting some motherfucking shamrocks onto some donuts. From the press release:

The brand’s March menu also brings the new Vanilla Truffle Donut, featuring a yeast shell donut filled with vanilla flavored buttercreme, frosted with chocolate icing and topped with white and dark chocolate curls. Donut fans are also in luck with the return of the Shamrock Sprinkle Donut, a yeast ring donut frosted with chocolate icing and topped with special shamrock sprinkles, and Dunkin’ Donuts’ Chocolate Filled Croissant, a flaky croissant filled with dark chocolate, served warm. All are available for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

It sounds like the new offerings will be available through the month of March, so if nothing gets your blood moving quite like the phrase “yeast ring,” we’ll be sure to see you at Dunkin’ Donuts, where we’ll be ringing in the new season/eating emotionally.

Photo: LA Weekly

Written by Malcolm Bedell

Malcolm is the author of "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as a frequent contributor to Serious Eats,, Eat Rockland, Down East Magazine, The L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and more. When not poisoning his body with garbage and then posting sardonic commentary about it on the Internet, he also owns and operates the 'Wich, Please food truck, named's "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015.

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