Review: Dunkin' Chocolate Croissant

Isla Chiu

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I was skeptical when Dunkin' announced that they were adding chocolate croissants to the menu. The chain has a hit or miss record when it comes to adding new drinks and food, and many of the chain's products have left me unimpressed.

Nonetheless, when my cell phone provider gave their customers a $2 Dunkin' gift card, I had to spend it on a chocolate croissant because this chick can't resist a freebie (or an almost freebie in this case. After the $2 gift card, I had to spend 29 cents on the croissant. Dang inflation!).

At my local Dunkin', the employee automatically toasted the chocolate croissant, hence the dark brown bits.

Visually, the chocolate croissant looks more like Starbucks' croissant than Panera's, which is crescent-shaped.

I took a bite of it...

And it wasn't bad.

It had a lot of chocolate, and it was quite flaky. However, it was a tad dry and not buttery enough for my liking. Ultimately, I didn't regret getting it, and it's definitely better than the regular croissant at Dunkin'. And I'm glad the employee toasted it because the chocolate croissant probably would've been bad at room temperature.

Did the taste of the chocolate croissant transport me to a café in Paris? No. But if you're looking for Paris in your Dunkin' breakfast, you got a lot of problems, buddy.

Would I get it again and spend $2.29 on it? Probably not.

But if my cell phone provider decides to give their customers $2 Dunkin' gift cards again, I might spend it on a chocolate croissant.

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