The Massachusetts-based donuts and drinks empire has long been the beloved place to go for a scrumptious bun with a hole and a latte. Given that stars like Ben Affleck are crazy about Dunkin’ Donuts, it appears that the chain will only keep on growing and expanding its menu. Its latest addition is a blueberry matcha latte and a matcha-glazed donut!
Dunkin’ Donuts and the Matcha Obsession
This isn’t the first time Dunkin’ Donuts has used matcha to add extra flavor to its menu. The restaurant already offers iced and hot lattes with matcha, and according to Jill Nelson, the vice president of culinary and marketing at Dunkin’, expanding the company’s line of specialty drinks with matcha has managed to create a whole new experience for long-time and first-time customers.
In that same press release, Nelson also explains how the new blueberry matcha latte is made. It combines the blueberry flavor and customer’s choice of milk with Dunkin’s sweetened matcha green tea powder blend. The result is a delicious hot, iced, or frozen drink that pampers the taste buds.
A Very Green Donut
So, how about the new matcha donut? Well, it is just a good old Dunkin’ that has been glazed and topped with the infamous green matcha powder. Those curious to try it will be happy to know that the matcha powder used for the donuts is the real deal. Made from finely ground green tea leaves that have been carefully sourced from the Nishio region of Japan’s Aichi prefecture, you can be certain you’re tasting real matcha and not just flavored powder.
The new matcha latte and donut premiered on February 24th and are already widely available in the notorious chain. Whether we’ve seen the end of new matcha-inspired beverages and buns is still early to say, but whatever they add, it will surely live up to the Dunkin’ Donuts taste we all know and love.