Candy Doughnuts?

We recently received an interesting email from our favorite locally-based doughnut chain (sorry, Honey Dew). Apparently, Dunkin’ Donuts has partnered with Mars, Inc. to provide Milky Way hot chocolate and M&M; doughnuts. Now. We are not shy about sweets or gluttony. We’ve rejoiced over the idea of bacon cheeseburgers served on Krispy Kreme doughnut “buns.” We’re planning to make Elvis Brownies very soon (possibly as early as next week!). We’re down with over-the-top indulgence.

The idea of Milky Way flavored hot chocolate and doughnuts studded with candy, however, gives us some serious pause. Apparently, the new hot chocolate “blends chocolate, caramel and vanilla nougat flavors, just like the classic candy bar.” We like all three of those flavors, but the idea of tasting them all at once in liquid form sounds wholly unappealing. Similarly, a doughnut covered with icing and M&Ms; sounds like overkill. The press release from Dunkin’ Donuts claims that the new products will “satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.” You know what is very satisfying to this writer’s sweet tooth? An ordinary doughnut and hot chocolate. It’s almost too sweet! Don’t go overboard!

What about you? Are you troubled by this development or do you think that more sweets = more fun?

Dunkin’ Donuts Goes to Mars in 2008 [Dunkin’ Donuts]