Can I use sugar, ice spice, or anything else? Who can say what’s inside Dunkin Donuts’ latest coffee and whipped cream treat?
The donut and coffee chain debuted a commercial with rapper Ice Spice and actor Ben Affleck on Wednesday night during the MTV Video Music Awards, then released a new commercial with Ice Spice Munchkin drinks on Wednesday. A new drink with the same name was launched.
Since then, users online have commented extensively on the drink’s known ingredients, including blended pumpkin munchkin donut holes, frozen coffee, cream, caramel drizzle and whipped cream, according to a news release. According to the Dunkin’ app, a small drink has 590 calories, a medium has 830 calories, and a large has 1080 calories.
For reference, current dietary guidelines for Americans suggest that you need between 1,800 and 3,000 calories per day, depending on your gender, age, and activity level. For example, if a person is on a medium calorie intake of about 2,000 calories per day, large drinks can account for 54% of his daily calorie intake.
According to an online user who is spreading images purporting to be official recipethe drink contains up to 8 pumps of liquid sugar, 4 pumps of coffee syrup, and up to 4 Munchkin donut holes, in addition to the whipped cream and caramel drizzle mentioned above.
However, nutritional information other than basic calories for this limited-time product is not listed on the brand’s website. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires chain restaurants to disclose calories on standard menu items and provide nutritional information on request, including fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, sugar, fiber, and protein. .
According to the site, neither Dunkin’ nutritional information page nor allergen and ingredient guides have been updated since July 31, and “test products, limited-time offers, and regional menu variations may not be included.” It is written.
However, other limited-time products like Pumpkin Cold Brew, Butter Pecan Swirl Frozen Coffee, and Charlie Cold Foam, a collaboration with TikToker Charli D’Amelio, have full nutritional and allergen information.
The seven large drinks listed on Dunkin’s nutritional information page have four-digit calories, which is close to the large Iced Spice Munchkin drink.
By comparison, the other seven drinks each contain between 165 and 181 grams of sugar (most of which are added sugars). The FDA’s dietary guidelines recommend that less than 10% of your daily calories come from added sugars. This means you shouldn’t have more than 50 grams per day for a 2,000 calorie diet.
Meanwhile, social media users are weighing in and expressing shock over the known facts about the drink.
“Cocaine is probably healthier for you at this point,” said user X (ex-Twitter). Posted.
“This is going to kill the Victorians,” says another. made a joke.
“This should be illegal [I don’t know],” another I have written.
The Messenger has reached out to Dunkin’ representatives for additional comment.