Dunkin’ Holiday Blend Review

If you enjoy Dunkin’ as much as we do, today is the official start of the holidays! The much anticipated Dunkin’ Holiday Menu has hit stores across the country, and so far, it does not disappoint! This past year, Dunkin’ has released numerous unique and seasonal coffee blends or batches that have been unforgettable! Our favorite, the Sunrise Batch, was released as part of the Summer Menu back in May. Other blends included the very dynamic Explorer Batch blend and the bold 100% Guatemalan Coffee

Dunkin' Holiday Blend Review

This year’s holiday menu (alongside a great few signature holiday lattes) is a new Holiday Blend coffee. We were in line first thing this morning to capture our first taste of the new Holiday Blend. Here’s how it compares in our full Dunkin’ Holiday Blend review.

Dunkin’ Holiday Blend Review

The holidays are a great time to get into the seasonal spirit with friends and family. Holiday coffee flavors always make it more memorable, not only because of their taste but also how they help us stay warm during these colder months! We were excited when we heard about Dunkin’s new plans for releasing its very own Holiday blend, and Dunkin’ did a stubborn job of keeping the flavor profile “under wraps” until today!

Dunkin’ Holiday Blend Sweetness

The new Dunkin’ Holiday Blend is described as a warm blend with sweet molasses and dried fruit notes. Our first sip instantly reminded us of the 100% Guatemalan coffee BUT with a sweeter finish. The body is light and airy, just like the Guatemalan coffee on the menu this past fall. Sweet molasses flavors penetrate through to your taste buds while acidity (bitterness) remains at baseline level – but they seem equal in intensity as if striving against each other for attention.

Dunkin' Holiday Blend Review

Dunkin’ Holiday Blend Summary

There was a time when Dunkin’ Donuts served only coffee with cream and sugar. That time has since passed. Dunkin’s holiday blend is one of our favorite blends (maybe 2nd to Sunrise Batch) because of its sweetness without being overly sweet. The new blend is more bitter than the Guatemalan coffee but proves to be just as light. It also packs a punch in terms of acidity, which expresses the authentic flavors of the holiday season. In comparison to the Guatemalan, this blend finishes with more bitterness. If you were a fan of the Guatemalan and enjoyed a more robust coffee bean taste, this blend will definitely carry you into the flavors of the holiday season!

Your Holiday Blend Experience

Have you tried the new Dunkin’ Holiday Blend? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We would love to hear about your experience. And by the way…we really miss Sunrise Batch!


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  1. I tried the holiday today. I really liked it. I’m doing keto so ordered it black & added a couple of Tsp of cream & some unsweetened almond milk. It was very nice. Ive always liked the idea of pumpkin spice but always found everyones version too sweet. Felt left out till The Holiday Blend. It’s a keeper

  2. i usually love the dunkin brands, but i didnt like the holiday blend because i was expecting more of a different taste than the regular dunkin brand. so i asked the girl if she gave me the regular by mistake? but she said she gave me the holiday one..but i think if thats true, then it really doesnt have much of a different taste. sorry guys..its a no go for me

    1. Hi Phyllis, and thanks for commenting! I REALLY agree with you. The holiday blend sits somewhere in between the original blend and 100% Guatemalan coffee in my opinion….may be closer to the original blend, now that you mentioned it.

  3. I recently cut sugar out of my diet so I have been drinking black coffee (although I just found out that there are flavors with no sugar so I am excited to try those). I tried the holiday blend today ans it was so good that I don’t even miss the sugar! The bold flavor of the coffee is very satisfying.

  4. I tried it today and I’m wondering if I got the dregs at the bottom of the pot. It’s thick and extremely bitter. I like dunks original so to me this tasted like a very very dark roast. Perhaps I try it again with the free one on Mondays. For now…I hate it.

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