Watch out all you Starbucks Pink Drink regulars! Dunkin’ has released a new “Pink Drink” of their own, called the “Strawberry Coconut Refresher.”
It’s no secret that this Refresher was an attempt to capture those loyal Starbucks customers who are obsessed with the Pink Drink. How good is the new Refresher compared to the Starbucks Pink Drink? Time to battle it out!
The Starbucks Pink Drink
The Starbucks “Pink Drink” was released in 2016 and has been a best seller on the menu ever since. According to the Starbucks app, the Pink Drink is described as a “Crisp Strawberry ACAI Refresher Beverage, with its accents of passion fruit is combined with creamy coconut milk.”
After a glance at the nutrition facts, a Grande size contains 140 calories, 24 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fat, and 45-55mg of caffeine.
Now onto the “Refresher!”
The Dunkin’ Strawberry Coconut Refresher
The Dunkin’ Strawberry Coconut Refresher was released near the end of April 2021, along with many summer menu items, including the Sunrise Batch coffee blend. This is Dunkin’s first-ever pink milk-based drink that is not classified as a smoothie.
The new Refresher is described as “Strawberry Dragonfruit flavors combined with coconut milk .”
The Dunkin’ app describes its line of refreshers as “Fruit Flavored drinks combined with coconut and B vitamins for a refreshing boost of energy.”
You can find Dunkin’s nutrition facts in the app, but all items are listed together in a single PDF. A medium-size contains 170 calories, 28 grams of sugar, 4.5 grams of fat, and 68mg of caffeine.
Introducing the battle of the “Pink Drinks!”
The Strawberry Coconut Refresher Review vs. the Starbucks Pink Drink
Starbucks Pink Drink
The Starbucks Pink Drink has a lighter consistency and more organic make-up due to the freeze-dried strawberries that accompany the ice. Strawberry is definitely the dominant flavor, and the overall taste DOES NOT remind you of a sugar bomb. The Starbucks Pink Drink finishes with a creamy milk taste that is absolutely refreshing! These are the reasons it’s been a best seller for more than 5 years running.
Dunkin’ Strawberry Coconut Refresher
The Dunkin’ Coconut Refresher is a much sweeter drink and has a more syrup-like consistency. In our opinion, this drink DOES remind you of a sugar bomb packed with sweeteners and caffeine. The first sip is quite a shock of sweetness followed by a syrup-like texture.
If you are into “lips gloss” drinks, this one is for you! However, the longer you sip on this drink, the more the coconut milk will eventually push through and balance out the sweetness.
If you have tried both the Starbucks Pink Drink and the Dunkin’ Coconut Refresher, give us your own review below in the comments! We would love to hear about your experience.