Donuts Coolattas have had a big impact on my life.
I realize that’s a ridiculous sentence to write, but it’s true. They started me down a lifelong path of coffee addiction. I consider them my caffeine gateway drug because I hated the taste of coffee before I tried a Coolatta as a kid.
Before I officially acquired the taste for less sugary “adult” coffee drinks, I was hooked on Coolattas and Frappuccinos in my teens.
It wasn’t just coffee either, every time a new Coolatta flavor came out, whether it be some kind of mocha, vanilla, or fruit concoction, I had to try ’em.
So, naturally, when I heard Dunkin’
Donuts was making a Coolatta based on one of my all-time favorite candy bars – Kit Kat – I got nostalgic and knew I had to try it ASAP.
Right out of the gate I was surprised at how many bits of Kit Kat were floating in my cup. The color of the drink itself was actually a welcomed surprise too because I could tell they didn’t bog it down with chocolate syrup. That was my worry. I didn’t want this to just be a generic chocolate drink. I wanted to taste that distinct flavor of the chocolate mixed with the wafers.
I have good news. If you’ve ever wanted a liquid Kit Kat, you can now drink frozen Kit Kats. This Coolatta is legit delicious.
It essentially tastes like milk and about 2-3 full Kit Kat sticks tossed in a blender with some ice. You get plenty of little chocolate pieces and soggy wafers (which are better than that sounds) in every slushy sip. Dunkin’ didn’t skimp at all here.
The consistency is something I’ve always liked about Coolattas. They’re not milkshakes or ice cream, and they’re not Slurpees, but they somehow tap into all three. I actually prefer this to say a DQ Blizzard or a McFlurry. I’m also a weirdo who heats ice cream in the microwave for 12 seconds (always 12 for some reason) so take from that what you want.
I loved this. I’m docking it a single point because the last few sips almost choked me to death as it was 75% wet candy bits. Seriously, even when I was done it looked like someone blew up a Kit Kat. There was Kit Kat shrapnel lacing the entire cup.
Actually, my only real complaint was the Yankees logo on the cup.
All that said, this isn’t something I’d recommend starting your day with. It’s definitely not a threat to my typical two morning cups of “just a little half and half” joe, or a cold brew, but I’ll probably go back and try the other new Hershey’s-flavored Coolattas at some point.
Oh, and FYI, a large has over 200 grams of sugar, which is insane, but if you’re in the mood for ice cream or a milkshake, this makes for a pretty damn good alternative.
Purchased Price: $3.39
Size: 14 fl. oz.
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 570 calories, 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 108 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 101 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.