First Impressions: New! Dunkin Donuts Frozen Hot Chocolate

I’ll be straight up with you: I find the concept of a frozen hot chocolate to be about as oxymoronic and nonsensical as a diet donut, but that didn’t stop my sister, and faithful GrubGrade reader Carol, from stopping by Dunkin’ to check it out on National Donut Day. Carol has chimed in with her review, and as a longtime Hot Chocolate snob (and ketchup packet abuser), I’ll take her word for it.

As a non-coffee drinker, I have limited options when it comes to finding a morning beverage. I’m not a huge fan of juice or milk so during the summer I’m pretty much stuck with just water. That was until Dunkin Donuts turned my favorite winter beverage into an ice cold summer drink. Their new Frozen Hot Chocolate is the perfect summer drink for all the non-coffee drinkers of the world. It’s like an icy version of a chocolate milkshake, so if you don’t love chocolate this is not your drink. You taste chocolate syrup throughout the whole drink. It’s topped off with whipped cream and is tasty from start to finish. It’s refreshing and delicious, especially for chocolate lovers like me who desire something cold to drink on a hot summer day. Dunkin Donuts succeeded with their creative take on a traditional drink. Good work, Dunkin Donuts!
Well, she says it’s a winner, so who am I to argue? I will say one thing, and that is that I’d personally rather just get one really big donut for those 430 calories 5 grams of fat, and 77 grams of sugar. If you’re interested in getting a free Dunkin Donuts Frozen Hot Chocolate, you may want to check out your Sunday paper. I noticed a coupon insert in mine offering a free Iced Hot Chocolate with no additional purchase necessary.

10 comments on “First Impressions: New! Dunkin Donuts Frozen Hot Chocolate

  1. Brad says:

    If you’ve tried the original from Serendipity (in NY, Vegas, etc…), don’t bother with the DD one. You’ll be very disappointed.

  2. SkippyMom says:

    Thanks for the coupon heads up! YAY!

    This looks good. Really good.

    Tell your sister thanks. 🙂

  3. Allokago says:

    Are those nutritional facts for a medium?

  4. meliorn says:

    Its very sweet. Much sweeter than need be. Its still a nice treat.

  5. ellen says:

    I tried few DD, but they don’t have it when I presented the coupon. The poster is hanging in front of the store for days. I suspect they just don’t accept coupons.

  6. Jesse says:

    I just tried this this morning and I’ve got to say yelch – it reminds me of tootsie rolls dissolved in water.

    Also the amount of sugar in this thing is absurd – there’s over half a cup in a medium.

  7. Bobby says:

    Me and my girlfriend bought them and poured them down the sink. It tastes like hersheys syrup blended with ice… (in fact i would be willing to bet i just let their secret recipe out of the bag)

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  9. Cathy Fusco says:

    I agree with most comments “BLECHHHH” MUCH Tooooo sweet….no need for that much sugar! I love the coffee coolattas much better.

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