We're both big fans of Dunkin' Donuts- from the Coffee and tea to the breakfast sandwiches (which we enjoy for a light dinner). Recently, Dunkin' Donuts published a story and pictures of UNIQUE donuts made in other countries where Dunkin' has stores (I didn't know this, and think it's cool). Some of them sound great, while others (one with fish on it) make me cringe! Anyway, it's fascinating what other countries do to donuts. Enjoy! Rob
Here’s A Dozen Dunkin’ Donut WonDDers From DDs Around the World
To honor and celebrate this “day of dozens,” Dunkin’ Donuts is putting a spotlight on unique donuts available in its restaurants across the globe. With locations in 32 countries, such as Korea, India, Russia, and Germany, local flavors and tastes provide an opportunity to create a variety of delicious donuts for our guests to enjoy.
"Donuts are a brilliant canvas for innovation,” said Stan Frankenthaler, Executive Chef and Vice President of Global Product Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. “There's something truly artistic about mixing and matching different combinations of donut shapes, fillings, frostings, and decorations to create excitement and appeal to unique audiences around the world."
In celebration of 12.12.12, here are a dozen of our favorite Dunkin’ Donut WonDDers from around the world:
Boston Kreme Donut, United States
While this donut has truly gone global, it’s originally from the United States and continues to be one of our most popular donuts. Fun Fact: In 2007 the Boston Kreme was named the Official Donut of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts!
The Chicha donut in Peru is topped with a purple corn juice icing – a local flavor that you’ll also find in Coolatta® beverages! The donut was created as part of a “Patriot Dozen” donut series to celebrate Peru’s Independence Day. Other donuts in the series include designs and flavors inspired by local hobbies, food, and Peruvian history.
Dates Donut, Saudi Arabia
Another interesting example of how Dunkin’ Donuts customizes its donuts to appeal to local taste preferences can be found in the Middle East, where guests enjoy donuts with the flavors of rose, pistachio, dates, and more. The above Dates Donut features either chocolate or white icing and is topped with a date syrup drizzle.
Dried Bonito Donut, China
For those craving a more savory treat, Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in China feature donuts with flavors such as pork, seaweed, and fish. The Dried Bonito Donut, pictured here, is topped with dried bonito fish and a sweet teriyaki sauce glaze.
Dunkin’ Deluxe Donuts, Germany
True to their name, Dunkin’ Deluxe Donuts are oversized glazed donuts shaped like a flower with decorative icing and a fruit-filled center. These donuts come in a number of berry flavor varieties.
Fruity Paradise Donut, Thailand
One bite of this sweet treat from Thailand will transport you into donut paradise! The Fruity Paradise Donut features a glazed donut with whipped cream, toasted almonds, pineapple, kiwi and cherry.
Moscow Wink and Emoticon-Inspired donuts, Russia
Instead of sending an emoticon in an email, or text, Dunkin’ Donuts guests in Russia can share their winks and smiles with one another in person with these colorful donuts. All feature playful names related to their facial expressions, like the Moscow Wink!
Pineapple and Cream Cheese Sandwich Donut, Korea
A donut that DDoubles as a sandwich? In Korea, this sandwich is a sweet treat featuring fresh pineapple and soft cream cheese on a thin, long stick donut.
Pinwheelnut, Cheese Topping and Black Cheese Topping Donuts, Indonesia
Talk about a triple threat! In Indonesia, you can be the “big cheese” by trying the Cheese Topping Donut or Black Cheese Topping Donut. For those with a sweet tooth, Indonesia also offers a Pinwheelnut Donut.
Saffron Pistachio Melody, India
While saffron may be more commonly associated with savory dishes like paella and rice, you might not know that it is also delicious when used in baked goods. In India, Dunkin’ Donuts guests enjoy this savory, bright yellow hued spice in a Saffron Pistachio Melody Donut, featuring an icing infused with freshly extracted saffron water and topped with pistachio nut pieces.