The Laidback Gourmet: Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Donut

Greetings and welcome to another edition of the Laidback Gourmet as we continue heading towards Halloween. You know what my favorite piece of Halloween decoration is? Jack O Lanterns. Why? Because I’ve always felt that there’s two sides of Halloween: Cute and Scary. And Jack O Lanterns represent both sides of the holiday. During the day their cute little pumpkin with cute little faces carved into them. However, at night, they are glowing faces in the dark.

Not only do I like carving pumpkins, but I also love eating them. Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Mousse, Pumpkin Muffins, and as we will be taking a look at today, Pumpkin Donuts:

This is the seasonal Pumpkin Donut that Dunkin Donuts offers seemingly yearly. I have to say it certainly looks good, and smells pretty good too. But hey, we can’t review a donut without bringing out a true expert.

What? I’m a Simpsons fan, there’s nothing wrong with me having a stuffed Homer plush. It doesn’t make me a geek. If you really want to see what makes me a geek, take a look down.

I think THOSE better qualify me as a geek. Especially by the fact that they are clearly well worn. Ahem… well, anyway, let’s move on with the review.

Um… Who took a bite of my donut? Hello? Is anyone there? Uh ok then… let’s just get on with the review.

*Om Nom nom*

Well, color me disappointed. This thing doesn’t taste pumpkin-y at all. It tastes like a donut with pumpkin pie spices… maybe. Don’t get me wrong, its sweet and moist and the glaze is nice just like all of Dunkin Donut’s Donuts. The problem is that if you handed me this donut and said, “Guess what flavor this is” I’d never would have guessed “Pumpkin”. Gotta give this one a 4/10. Can’t give a “Pumpkin” donut a good review when it doesn’t taste like pumpkin at all. Stick with a Chocolate Donut instead.

You know… I’m pretty sure I just saw the Homer Doll move. There’s something going here, let me see. Ah, that’s the problem, someone set this thing to evil. No worries, we’re good now. (And that ladies and gentlemen is how you shoehorn in a Simpsons reference)

Well this concludes another edition of the Laidback Gourmet. Thank you, as always, for reading, hope you enjoyed. Please send all questions, comments, suggestions, etc to Until our next happy haunting review I’m Ed DiFolco, your Laidback Gourmet reminding you to always make sure you keep the switch set to “Good”.

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