Dunkin ‘ makes purple coffee. At first glance, it’s a little bewildering to watch, like Star Wars blue milk or ’90s purple ketchup. On the other hand, as a society, we’ve already come to terms with drinking beige bean water. sweet mixed with foamed protein juice that comes out of cow udders.
As for the taste, it’s actually not a train wreck. I really liked it.
The amount of purple that comes to dredge at the bottom of your cup will depend entirely on the weight of the hand they have at your local Dunkin ‘.
With the right mixture, you will get a good coffee drink with a nutty sweetness and hints of black berries. If there is too much purple stuff, you might have angry grape coffee.
Macchiato Dunkin ‘Sugarplum
“Sugarplum” is one of those holiday foods that only exists in theory and old Christmas carols. It’s up there with “figgy pudding” and “fruitcake” among the foods that no one eats but that is included in the Christmas carol lyrics. Gingerbread should be in there as well. However, the company has yet to recognize that gingerbread is a silly flavor. (You send all your comments on this to [email protected]).
Here, the plum sugar is expressed in a syrupy flower that coats the bottom of your cup beneath the milk and coffee, creating a layered visual that slowly mixes together. The end result is the brown of the coffee that fades into the lavender hue of the plum sugar below, like a setting sun on some sort of nightmarish smog planet.
It’s like Dunkin ‘comes up with a holiday color scheme to fit this SNL sketch of Casey Affleck as a townsman hanging out at Dunkin ‘ all day.
So what does it taste like?
This plum sugar version of the standard Dunkin ‘Iced Coffee Drink has a surprisingly delicate flavor that has some nutty sweetness and tastes like a blend of black berries and taro.
Plum isn’t a flavor that resonates as familiarly and as loudly as caramel, chocolate, or peanut butter. In this case, it’s the kind of flavor that makes you pause, tilt your head to the side and let out a “eh” as the neighboring flavors of raspberry and blackberry settle into your tongue.
The flavors blend surprisingly well, with the muted black berry tones merging with the coffee to create a generally mellow nutty sweet coffee experience that lets some berry flavor linger in later tastes.
If you hit a few pockets of raw plum syrup, you’ll encounter more bitter, tangy flavors that collide with coffee. It is better to stir a little to avoid this.
The last word
I’m just going to go out and say it. We ruined “It was the night before Christmas”.
Every year we are subjected to auto commercials and bad TV shows where someone has replaced the words in the poem with their particular subject. It was smart 20 years ago. Now every other cell phone company, coffee brand, and fast food restaurant chain with lazy marketing service is doing it.
It’s not that it’s just a cliché. Is that it takes forever. It’s like being stuck in a “Bohemian Rhapsody” song. The poem and the song are good. But when that happens in nature, you just know you’re trapped having to listen for too long while you watch a misinterpretation of it.
Now whenever I hear “It was the night before (fill in here)” I am now filled with a sense of dread that the next minute of my life is going to be wasted as I am trapped listening to “no a creature was moving, not even much at your local Toyota dealership. “
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