What is Dunkin’s Holiday Eggnog Signature Latte?
From my experience, eggnog is a pretty divisive beverage. You either love it, or you think it’s Krampus saliva. I happen to think it’s absolutely delicious, so you better believe I’m all about Dunkin’s new twist on the holiday favorite.
How is it?
I apologize for getting your hopes up with the word “twist,” because this is just straight eggnog.
Dunkin’ claims their signature lattes are “steamed milk poured over espresso,” which one would assume, but I’m pretty sure I drank a glass of iced eggnog.
Is that a good thing or a bad thing? On the one hand, I love it, on the other, why go to Dunkin’ for a normal glass of eggnog?
This “latte” looks like eggnog, smells like eggnog, and tastes like watered down eggnog. Mission accomplished?
Is there anything else you need to know?
Clearly, there’s no hint of espresso here. The milk I understand, it’s definitely thinner than the usual gloppy stuff you’d get in a carton, but there’s no coffee taste or buzz.
While the flavor is almost dead on, there was slightly less of that nutmeg/cinnamon spiced flavor. I chalk that up to the barista forgetting to sprinkle the whipped topping with cinnamon sugar. I didn’t get the caramel drizzle either, but I don’t care even a little bit about that.
In all honesty, I’m pretty sick of whipped topping. It melted immediately, and I don’t think it enhances anything.
This probably should have been a Coolatta to set it apart, but I can’t complain too much.
Despite being bummed about the lack of coffee flavor, I love eggnog, and this was my first of the season. The stupid non-festive Yankees cap tried to ruin it, but I was in my holiday glory while sipping this. It almost felt like I was…sing it with me, folks:
Nog, nog, noggin on heaven’s doo-oo-rrr…
You’re not singing, are ya?
It’s all good, like eggnog, my horrific musical puns are an acquired taste.
Purchased Price: $3.69
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 320 calories, 11 grams of fat, 7 grams of sat fat, 0 grams of trans fat,90 mg of cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 47 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 41 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.