Dunkin' released a new drink in collaboration with Ice Spice.
The Ice Spice Munchkins drink is a frozen, pumpkin beverage with caramel drizzle.
I thought it was sweet and refreshing, and it captured the feeling of the first true day of fall.
On Wednesday, Dunkin' released its latest seasonal drink, and it tapped one of music's biggest stars to make it happen: Ice Spice.
Ice Spice, who won best new artist at the 2023 Video Music Awards on Tuesday, and the coffee powerhouse collaborated on the Ice Spice Munchkins drink, a fresh take on a pumpkin-flavored coffee for fall.
Dunkin shared in a press release that the beverage combines frozen coffee and its pumpkin-flavored Munchkins. Caramel drizzle and whipped cream complete the sweet treat. The drink will be available while supplies last.
As Ice Spice said in an ad with Ben Affleck for the drink, the collaboration just makes sense. Her name has the word "Ice" in it, and her fans are literally called munchkins, like Dunkin's mini doughnuts.
"I've always been a Dunkin' girl!" Ice Spice said in the same press release. "Collaborating with Dunkin' and Ben Affleck on this spot was a dream."
"The drink has a fun twist, a little something in the name for my fans, too. I can't wait for everyone to try it," she went on to say.
Dunkin gifted Ice Spice a necklace that said "Munchkins" on it for the VMAs to celebrate the collaboration too, as she shared on her Instagram story.
I'm a fan of Ice Spice and the coffee chain, so I of course headed to my nearest Dunkin' to try the drink once I heard about it.
The drink, which cost me $5.39 at my local Dunkin' in NYC, looked pretty much as I expected it would when I grabbed it, with its light-brown color and chilled cup. It didn't have whipped cream like it was supposed to, though, but I think that was because I ordered the drink on the Dunkin' app instead of in person.
As I inspected the drink further, I realized the combination of the frozen coffee and actual Munchkins gave it a slushy texture, which pleasantly surprised me.
And to my delight, it tasted just as good as it looked.
Like many fall coffees, the drink was pumpkin-forward, which I can sometimes find too sweet. But its thick texture and cold temperature cut the sweetness, so it wasn't overwhelming. I also got the after-taste of caramel as the drink sat on my tongue, solidifying its autumnal energy.
Because the drink was so sugary, I would probably only get a small, but I think any pumpkin spice latte fan would like it.
It seemed like the drink was designed for people who are craving the start of fall but don't want to drink a hot coffee when it's still 80 degrees out most days, which I loved.
Like Ice Spice, Dunkin's latest concoction is sweet with a hint of spice, and it's definitely worth a try.
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