What is it?
A choco-heavy donut that features a classic chocolate donut frosted with caramel icing, sprinkled with semi-sweet chocolate curls, and topped with a drizzle of caramel icing.
How is it?
It’s not as sweet as I thought it would be. I mean, come on. Look at it. It screams “cloying.” Unless my taste buds are experiencing Stockholm syndrome and they’re sympathetic to sugar since I eat so much of it.
The caramel icing doesn’t taste like straight-up caramel. It’s got the sticky consistency, but there’s no butteriness to it. Its flavor reminds me of generic pancake syrup — part fake maple and part fake caramel. The chocolate curls somewhat help hide the artificialness of the icing and give the treat a different texture.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a chocoholic donut without a chocolate donut base. Its very mild flavor is what I imagine (along with the use of semi-sweet chocolate) helps prevent it from being bombastic sweet.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help but look at it and think of the sarlacc on Tatooine. The chocolate curls are its sharp teeth and the hole is the entrance to where one would spend several thousand years being digested. But, despite that unappetizing image I just described, I also think the
sharp teeth chocolate curls and the gooey caramel icing make it look scrumptious. Also, those curls are really what Ben & Jerry’s fudge flakes should be.
Sure, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Caramel Chocoholic Donut reminds me of a sarlacc, but it wasn’t saccharine. It’s a fine donut and I enjoyed it, but I don’t think of it as a must-have donut.
Purchased Price: $1.29
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 400 calories, 22 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 430 milligrams of sodium, 47 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 25 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.