A few weeks ago, there was a moment when I realized that I had become a true New Englander. Upon landing in San Francisco, I immediately lamented the fact that there were no Dunkin Donuts. I’m not in it for the donuts, or even for the coffee…I just wanted a large, plain iced tea. That’s it.
I don’t like Starbucks iced teas. Sure, they have plenty of choices, but they all have this perfumey taste that I do not enjoy. Peet’s is a little better. I like the simplicity of a plain, iced black tea. And Dunkies is far cheaper than Starbucks.
Other passable places for iced tea are Panera Bread (it’s about the only thing there that isn’t an ungodly amount of calories) and Wawa, when I happen to be in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. My neighborhood bakery, Keltic Krust also has a ginger peach iced tea that I wholeheartedly enjoy.
But for value? Dunkin Donuts iced tea is where it’s at…and during my travels in California during a bit of a heat wave, I really missed it.Filed under New England | Comment (0)
I’m not a coffee drinker. I have an aversion to anything coffee flavored.
Growing up, my parents were coffee addicts!
Krissy: “Mom, can we go to the library?”
Mom: “OK, after I finish my coffee.”
“OK, after I finish my coffee” was something I heard constantly as a kid.
“I’ll NEVER drink coffee!!” I declared.
“Just wait until college,” my dad would always say, “You’ll be a big coffee drinker. You come from a long line of coffee drinkers.”
I made it through college without ever touching the stuff. And I still don’t drink it.
People often assume that I abstain from coffee-drinking because I don’t like caffeine. Au contraire…in fact, over the past 2 years, I’ve become addicted to caffeine by way of teas and (ugh!) diet colas. In fact, seldom does a day pass where I don’t have caffeine.
If I’m out and about, I’ll buy a giant iced tea from Dunkin Donuts, and at home, I’ll brew a big pot of tea to turn into iced tea. (Always unsweetened and I never add milk)
Today (a Monday no less!) I’m hoping to make it without any caffeine. No hot tea. No running to Dunkies for an iced tea. No diet colas. No caffeine.
Let’s see how I do!!Filed under food | Comment (0)
While in NYC and I went to a Dunkin Donuts for some iced tea. I noticed that the calories were posted for everything. When I first heard about that, I thought it sounded like a terrible idea, but actually, upon seeing the calories posted right there in front of my nose, I was intrigued.
First, I learned that a corn muffin at Dunkin Donuts clocks in at over 500 calories. That’s something that I would normally think, “OK, that’s a slightly healthier alternative to a donut!” But now I’ll never think that again. On the other hand, a cruller is only 150 calories!! I’ve always liked crullers, but for some reason when I’m on the go, I’d always reach for a muffin thinking it was the least-bad-for-you option.
My fav, a chocolate glazed, is 340 and my second favorite, chocolate with coconut is 370. Their chocolate chip cookies are a whopping 540 calories!! YIIIIIIIKES.
So, yeah…I think next time I’m at a Dunkie’s I’ll settle for a cruller :-)Filed under food | Comment (0)
Today I got an iced tea from Dunkin Donuts and I noticed there was a little peel-off sweepstakes thing on the cup. It was called Bases Loaded and I got a little code thing and it said to go to http://dunkindonuts.com/basesloaded, so I did, but it just rerouted me back to the main page, and there’s no info on the homepage about it. The contest doesn’t expire until 9/30, so what’s the deal?
I usually don’t even care about these types of contests but for some reason this is driving me absolutely batty. I’ve tried it four times today. It’s so annoying.
At least I have a $1 coupon for one of their flatbread sandwiches…not that I’m all that eager to try it after ordering one of their breakfast sandwiches in 2004 and finding it to be frozen solid in the middle.Filed under Greater Boston (General) | Comments (13)