Dunkin’ Donuts Decision May Irk Some Coffee Lovers

Dunkin’, the renowned coffee and donut chain, has confirmed its decision to discontinue offering coconut milk for beverages across its American stores by the year’s end, as reported by CNN and confirmed to FOX Business by the Inspire Brands-owned company.

Introduced in April 2021, coconut milk became a notable addition to Dunkin’s non-dairy milk options, joining almond milk and oat milk in its lineup of plant-based alternatives. However, Dunkin’ now bids farewell to coconut milk, assuring customers that despite this change, a range of new and innovative beverage choices is slated for introduction in 2024, promising an expanded variety of both coffee and non-coffee drinks.

“While Dunkin’ is indeed bidding farewell to coconut milk at locations nationwide in 2023, new and exciting beverage innovations are on the horizon in 2024 to provide guests with a growing variety of both coffee and non-coffee drinks to enjoy,” the company stated.

Although the departure of coconut milk looms, Dunkin’ patrons will retain access to other non-dairy substitutes, ensuring continued availability of almond milk and oat milk for all beverages. The company also confirmed that despite this change, popular items like the mango pineapple or strawberry dragonfruit Dunkin’ Refreshers, featuring a green tea base, will remain on the menu for customers to enjoy.

In recent menu-related maneuvers, Dunkin’, acquired by Inspire Brands for $11.3 billion a few years ago, unveiled seasonal offerings for fall, including the Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte and Nutty Pumpkin Coffee. Additionally, winter-specific delights such as the Pink Velvet Macchiato and White Hazelnut Bark Coffee are set to grace Dunkin’s menu soon, as per the brand’s announcement on Tuesday.

Dunkin’, with a global presence spanning over 13,200 restaurants, recorded a significant system sales figure of $12.4 billion in fiscal 2022 under the umbrella of Inspire Brands, which also encompasses chains like Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Sonic.

Fox Business


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