Dunkin’ Donuts’ “Spider Donut”

‘Tis the season. When October comes ’round, lots of places get their theme on and go full ghoul. Dunkin’ Donuts is no exception … but their execution of the Halloween spirit looks like actual murder. I bring you: Spider Donut.

Now, the ads for this seasonal item were amazing. Hey – a cute little Munchkin donut hole on top of a regular iced glazed, with some maple glaze “legs” drawn on for fun! Kawaii, no? No. Let’s have a gander.

Spider donut comparison

Impressive, no? No. It’s a mess. Somewhere, Mary Berry is sobbing.

Sure, it tastes like a regular ol’ Dunkin’ Donut. The glazed bottom part is soft, fluffy and with nary a trace of grease. The “spider” Munchkin is moist and chocolaty. Even the “legs” are a light touch of maple. But as a whole? It fails, spectacularly. So much so that the Spider Donut seems to be crying. Poor dear. Mutant Spider Donut weeps for us all.

I was so disappointed in the lack of spider and the halfass disinterest by the folks at Dunkin’ that I nibbled here and there so I could properly review it … then into the bin it went. I can’t enjoy this spider, even if it is made of donut.

Denise Kitashima Dutton

Denise Kitashima Dutton has been a reviewer since 2003, and hopes to get the hang of things any moment now. She believes that bluegrass is *not* hell in music form, and that beer is better when it's a nitro pour. Besides GMR, you can find her at Atomic Fangirl, Movie-Blogger.com, or at that end seat at the bar, multi-tasking with her Kindle.

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