What is the Dunkin’ Peeps Marshmallow Flavored Coffee?
Well folks, it appears the Easter season is upon us.
I mean, why else would Dunkin’ be selling Marshmallow Peeps flavored coffees?
How is it?
I fully expected the sweetness to be out of control, but I’m happy to report my worries were overstated. I guess I figured a syrup created to mimic a sugar dusted marshmallow would be overwhelming, but I really enjoyed the flavor.
Sure the “drop” of milk I requested (which was more like a cup) probably diluted the sweetness a bit, but if that’s the case, props to the Barista for the happy accident. (Are they called Baristas at Dunkin’?)
I picked up a pack of Peeps to compare the flavor, and I’ll say they got it about 75% there.
I wouldn’t necessarily say the coffee screamed “PEEPS,” but it definitely tasted like marshmallow and vanilla. I might even say I liked it a bit more in drink form than the sand and memory foam, I mean, sugar and marshmallow form of a standard Peep.
Is there anything else you need to know?
I floated a Peeps chick in the coffee just for the hell of it, and it added a whole lot of nothing to the experience.
The aforementioned Barista (?!) made me take a sip of the coffee in front of her and report if I liked it. I toyed with spitting it out in disgust, but just simply said, “it’s good” and pretended it wasn’t an odd request.
I skipped the Peeps donut because it just looked like standard sprinkled fare with a Peeps chick on top.
This is a winner, and I’ll probably get it at least one more time this month.
It wouldn’t shock me if Dunkin’ just rebranded the flavor syrup as generic “marshmallow” and snuck it on their full-time menu once Spring has come and gone. It would definitely be a worthy addition to its flavor swirl lineup.
Purchased Price: $2.65
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (Small without dairy) 120 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 25 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein, and 178 milligrams of caffeine.