Review: Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin’ Donuts

I’ve made it known in the past that I prefer to not start my day with an oily mess of a breakfast sandwich from a fast food joint.  When I can find something sized right and not a stomacheache waiting to happen, I’ll take my chances.  The new Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin’ Donuts seemed to be something I could tolerate.Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich DunkinDunkin’ Donuts says… “Eating right can still taste great.  Our Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is under 400 calories, and big on taste.”  Alright, let’s investigate this.  The Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich features a pepper fried egg, turkey sausage patty and a slice of reduced fat cheddar cheese, served on an oven-toasted English Muffin.  Coming in at 390 calories, the Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is able to advertise itself under the magic number of 400 calories made popular by the McDonald’s recent “Favorites Under 400″ menu.Dunkin Turkey Sausage Breakfast SandwichKnowing that it was just 390 calories, I was pleased at the hefty size of this sandwich.  A sandwich can boast about being under 400 calories, but I won’t pay attention if it barely makes a dent in my appetite.  The 7 grams of dietary fiber also help to make this a satisfying sandwich that won’t leave you too hungry for more.Dunkin Turkey SausageThe fried egg was devoid of any pepper that I could notice, so it came across quite plain.  Eggs don’t really stand out much to me without adding some butter, seasoning or hot sauce to assist in the taste and that’s what makes them so versatile.  Dunkin’ kept it pretty simple in the egg department.  The reduced fat cheddar cheese had a nice melt and texture, but it lacked taste.  I don’t understand reduced fat cheeses at all and I find them flavorless.  To keep the calorie count under 400, the cheese wouldn’t have much of a chance of standing out.  I wonder how the nutrition numbers would fare with using all egg whites and subbing out the reduced fat cheddar for an extra sharp cheddar.  Extra sharp cheddar stands out strong in a breakfast sandwich and this reduced fat stuff does nothing for me.  Turkey sausage is the featured ingredient in this sandwich and it’s a good sized patty.  Not overpowering in taste, but has a very mild smoky flavor.  Dunkin Donuts Breakfast SandwichAll in all, I found the Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich to be expectedly more on the bland side, but would make great use of hot sauce while not changing the calorie count much.  But who carries around hot sauce?  This breakfast sandwich takes no risks and falls somewhere around average.  I bought my Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich for $3.59 at my local Dunkin’ Donuts. Even though the size is fair, coming in under three bucks would’ve been a far better deal.  I think I’ll stick with the Veggie Egg White Flatbread over this.

Pros: Good size. Hearty and filling. Under 400 calories. After my initial impressions I added Cholula chipotle hot sauce and then enjoyed the second half of the sandwich so much more.

Cons: A little on the bland side with no real standouts. Maybe some veggies would help. Needs to hit under the 3-dollar mark.... this is turkey sausage not pork sausage.

Taste: 5.50/10
Value: 5.50/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.25/10
Price: $3.59

Overall GrubGrade: 5.50/10

More Info: http://www.DunkinDonuts.com
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 390
Total Fat - 17 grams
Saturated Fat - 6 grams
Cholesterol - 155 milligrams
Sodium - 860 milligrams
Carbs - 35 grams
Fiber - 7 grams
Sugars - 2 grams
Protein - 23 grams

13 comments on “Review: Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin’ Donuts

  1. Manavee says:

    Wait, where did that egg come from? They didn’t fry it in the store did they? I didn’t think DD had the equipment to do that.

    • MP says:

      I am completely guessing here, but they probably mircowaved that egg or deep fried it like the donuts. Tho what concerns me is how big & pancake-looking the egg is. It looks like scrambled egg but the yolk is basically intact. I have never fried a large egg or two that looked like that.

      The whole idea of breakfast fast food turns me off & I have never eaten it. Homemade, retro diner or nothing.

  2. Alex K. says:

    That turkey sausage makes my stomach hurt … that looks repulsive..

  3. James says:

    I’m tired of paying for DD to microwave a breakfast sandwich. I really don’t think I’ll buy one again — not much better than Jimmy Dean frozen, and MUCH pricier…

  4. Raiders757 says:

    A super tasty bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit from Hardee’s is under a hundred calories more than this sandwich. It just doesn’t seem worth the tasty sacrifice for so few “saved” calories. Especially in the morning, when it’s better have those calories to burn throughout the day. Then again, if your wanting to avoid the “oily mess”, maybe it is.

    Nice review though. Love the shot with the Cholula Hot Sauce. I friggin’ love that stuff. I make my own breakfast burritos every few drunken weekends, and a few dashes of Cholula Hot Sauce takes them from damn good to hell yea.

  5. Biff McGee says:

    Looks like dirty diaper. No like!

  6. kikurage says:

    I think over again that Tasteless and flavorless is a destiny of low calories food.

  7. T.J. says:

    The reduced fat cheese is pretty pointless on a sandwich like this. I tried a burger the other day in DC that was supposed to be under 500 calories – but part of that is using the same kind of cheese – paper thin, doesnt melt well, and little taste to it.

  8. JMK says:

    Tried to order one this morning and they said they were sold out…a bit disappointed by the review’s description but if they seem to be popular I have to see what I am missing

  9. Michelle says:

    Would you happen to know the nutritional information without the muffin? Or if it was on the flat bread?

  10. Apres Ski says:

    I plan on eating one of these . . . but of my own making at home! I can used seasoned turkey and cook the egg to my liking. It won’t be bland, trust me. LOL!!

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