If you haven't heard, Dunkin' recently released a line of Spiked Iced Coffees and Iced Teas—and no, they're not sold at your local Dunkin' location. With eight new boozy flavors hitting supermarket shelves, I was skeptical just how good they were. So in Delish fashion, I put them all to a taste test.
Dunkin' Spiked Iced Coffees
Inspired by Dunkin' coffee flavors, these drinks use real coffee, natural flavors, and a malt alcohol base for a whopping 6% ABV per can. But they don't contain as much caffeine as your typical Dunkin' iced coffee—only about 30mg per pan, compared to 100mg in a cup of coffee, according to the Dunkin' Spiked website.
I'll start by saying some things are better left alone. I began the taste test with the Dunkin' Spiked Original Iced Coffee and was let down by the lack of convincing coffee flavor. While I thought the flavored versions would be better, they tasted kinda weird and too artificial. The mocha almost tasted like a coffee-flavored beer, but worse. I'd stick to a classic espresso martini or double fist an iced coffee and an alcoholic beverage if that's really what you're going for.
Dunkin' Spiked Iced Teas
The malt-based iced teas are brewed with real black or green tea and come in at 5% ABV. You'll also get 15 to 30mg of caffeine per can, according to Dunkin.'
These were hands down much better than the iced coffees. And while I thought the Slightly Sweet or Half & Half would taste better than the flavored options, I was wrong. The Slightly Sweet was too sweet and the Half & Half was just okay. Despite thinking the Mango Pineapple and Strawberry Dragonfruit Iced Tea Refreshers would be too artificial in flavor, they were actually the best of the entire Dunkin' Spiked line.
If you're a Dunkin' fan, you might enjoy the iced coffees more. But for me, they just weren't worth it—perhaps poured over ice would be better. If you enjoy a Twisted Tea, you'll probably like the Dunkin' Spiked Iced Teas, which would be perfect on a hot summer day. If you're looking for these boozy drinks, you'll only find them in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont. You can use the product finder to locate them.
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