What is Dunkin’s Avocado Toast?
Better late than never, Dunkin’ tries to court millennials with the ever popular avocado toast. Dunkin’s version has a piece of toasted sourdough bread as the base, topped with avocado spread (made with four ingredients: avocado, sea salt, black pepper, and lemon juice), and finished with a hearty sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning (sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, and garlic).
How is it?
Avocado toast is a tricky thing to nail. Yes, it seems simple, but it can go bad very quickly. Dunkin’s iteration sits in that “firm middle of the road” category. It isn’t good, nor is it bad. It’s just okay. The sourdough provides a good base for the item. Thoroughly toasted, it holds up well to the spread and keeps its structural integrity.
The avocado spread is certainly better than most spreads I’ve had, but the lemon flavor will come on strong every few bites. It’s not necessarily unpleasant, but it’s not a flavor I associate with avocado toast. Of course, I understand the necessity of lemon to help the avocado stay stable and not turn brown.
The everything bagel seasoning does most of the heavy lifting flavor-wise. The strong flavors of the garlic and onion bits make the lemon less pungent. I can say with pretty strong confidence that the item would be rated much lower without the seasoning.
Anything else you need to know?
The item was relatively light for a breakfast item on its own. After the fact, I cursed myself for not getting some of Dunkin’s snacking bacon. I think that might make it a little more substantial, and I’d be curious how the bacon worked with the spread.
You can also buy the spread separately to add to other Dunkin’ items if you so want.
Dunkin’s Avocado Toast is a solid try at a popular item. It’s not going to wow you if you’re looking for the flavor of pure avocado, but works well as a very light breakfast/snack. It’s a nice change from the more traditional breakfast offerings at Dunkin’ that can sometimes be heavy on the stomach.
Purchased Price: $2.99
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 piece) 240 calories, 11 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 530 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.
6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Dunkin’ Avocado Toast”
I appreciate that the logistics of avocado toast would be pretty complicated for a fast food joint to pull off… which is why they shouldn’t even bother! That too-smooth avocado paste is a hard pass for me
Seems pretty obvious that they are just using frozen avocado pulp. I don’t think this will stick around long.
Realizing that I may be in the minority here:
I dare say that I found it darn good. I tried it for the first time, on Tuesday, and was actually quite impressed with it. (I had it as a very light lunch.) Keep in mind that I am far from an avocado-toast connoisseur, but I still do have properly-functioning taste buds. ((grin)) It even managed to retain its integrity while sitting sideways in my shoulder bag during a pretty lengthy (and pretty warm) walk home. Personally, I’d give it a solid 8; definitely worth a repeat purchase, for me!
As I have always said, though: to each his/her own!
I’m glad you liked it and I do agree that this is a nice option for people to pick up quickly vs. having to go to an actual restaurant. Definitely a convenience food, as it is so simple to make at home. It’s nice to have this as an option though, I suppose. And at least they added a little bit of character with the everything bagel seasoning.
Maybe this will be your gateway drug to even better avocado toast!
Oh, yes, I meant to add:
The everything-bagel-seasoning addition was fantastic. I’m a big fan of that stuff in/on many things. I even have a big shaker container of it that I ordered from Brooklyn Home Goods. nom nom nom
Small portion for the price, and the lemon flavor is far too prominent. At $1.99 and with half the amount of lemon juice, maybe.
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