In celebration of Chocolate Lovers Month, Dunkin’ Donuts is unveiling a new line of yeast-raised chocolate donuts.
While the chain has long offered chocolate cake donuts as well as traditional yeast raised donuts such as Glazed and Boston Kreme, the company’s culinary team has worked for several years to create a line of cocoa yeast donuts and is now the only domestic chain to offer this unique type of light, airy chocolate donut.
Now through the end of February, Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide will offer several varieties of the new Cocoa Donuts at the suggested retail price of 89 cents each, including:
Cocoa Confetti, a chocolate yeast ring, topped with chocolate icing and rainbow sprinkles
Reverse Boston Kreme, a chocolate yeast shell filled with chocolate Bavarian Kreme, topped with vanilla icing
Cocoa Kreme Puff, a sugared chocolate yeast shell filled with vanilla butter cream
Dunkin’ Donuts has been a major player in the donut category for more than 60 years. The company sells 2.5 million donuts and Munchkin™ donut hole treats every day. According to Dunkin’ Brands’ Executive Chef Stan Frankenthaler, the new Cocoa Donuts represent one of the brand’s greatest donut innovations. “After several years of developing and testing, we are delighted to have created a yeast version of our popular chocolate donuts. We know our guests will enjoy this unique donut in all of its varieties as the perfect treat to keep people running with a delicious taste of chocolate,” he said.
Dunkin’ Donuts has also expanded its popular line of Bagel Twists with a new Chocolate Chip Bagel Twist, which is drizzled with chocolate and filled with chocolate chips. The chains is also bringing back a bakery favorite, the Triple Chocolate Muffin, which is made with a blend of cocoas and loaded with chocolate chunks and chips.