File this one under things weird things you never knew you needed. If you’ve got any Dunkin’ Donuts devotees on your shopping list, pay attention. By popular demand Homesick lifestyle brand and Dunkin’ have collaborate to release a limited release candle that smells like some of Dunkin’s classic coffee blends and treats.
“Flavors” include the ubiquitous Dunkin’ Original Blend and favorites like Old Fashioned Donut. The candles have notes of chocolate and caramel or nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, respectively.
The candles can be had for $34 as they are or for another $15 can come with personalized message printed on the jar.
Outside of fragrance based industries some may not be aware of the power of smell. It is more closely linked to memory than any of the other five senses. Dunkin and Homesick hope to reproducing happy memories for their candle customers. Especially considering how many will have very different holiday plans this year.
Just in time for the holidays, Dunkin’ Donuts has launched some funny videos that have people wanting these products. Cappu-chinos, Americano-veralls, and Latte-nk tops. Of course it’s all in jest and there is not such product available. I’m sure someone will come up with a how-to hack to make your own. With a little ingenuity it shouldn’t be too difficult to make any one of these items for you Dunkin’ lover.
In January, Dunkin’ Donuts will complete their rebranding to Dunkin’. They plan to keep their same signature colors of orange and pink, and the apostrophe. They want to put more focus on coffee.
After a recent trip, this member of the Victor Crew wanted to drink cold brew coffee but wasn’t able to make any.
The first one was at a restaurant in Portland, Oregon. One of the more popular brands of coffee in Portland is Stumptown. It is not inexpensive. The 10 oz bottle of cold brew cost $4.50, but it was very good. Given a glass and half and half, I was able to make it tasty.
The other time I bought cold brew was from a Dunkin’ Donuts and had them add half and half. It wasnt as tasty as the more expensive one but it was pretty good as well.
The only other time I tried ready-made cold brew was from a Starbucks. It was actually too strong for me and they left no room to add a lightener.
It seems everywhere you look these days, more and more shops are offering cold brew. We have had several posts about how to make it. What if you don’t have time or are traveling? What then? Here are some ideas.
If you are staying at someone’s house and if they have the room, you can get cold brew coffee packs from Dunkin’ Donuts. It looks like this is a more concentrated coffee as they have you add water after brewing it.
Stumptown Roasters has taken their cold brew a little further and make a Sparkling Cold Brew. It comes in a few different flavors: Original, Ginger Citrus, Honey Lemon. If you order online, it will cost $20 for a 6-pack sampler of all the flavors or $40 for a 12 pack of any one flavor. The cans are 12 oz each.
If you are traveling, you can find cold brew in just about any major coffee shop like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Stumptown, etc.
Yes Coffee Lovers! It will be here soon! Next Tuesday, September 29th is National Coffee Day. Jody Victor‘s crew searched the interwebs and found some companies are offering free coffee that day as well. Here are just a few of the major ones (some may require coupon or app):
Buy 1 medium coffee, get a Pillsbury cinnamon roll free (mobile coupon expires 9/29)
A Plus at Sunoco
Free 16ox coffee through 9/30
Free coffee samples all day on 9/29
Free medium hot or iced dark roast coffee on 9/29
Buy 1 coffee drink and get 1 free through 9/29
Free cup of Regular or Decaf coffee or pay just $1 for a Mocha, Latte, or Iced Coffee
You can get a free small coffee during breakfast hours through 9/29
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Buy 1 coffee get one free on 9/29
Free shipping on online orders of $30 or more through 9/29. $20% off any packaged coffee or merchandise in-store for My Starbucks Rewards Members.
$1 for a medium dark roast all week through 9/29