Apple cider. Fairs. Pumpkins and their pies. That nip in the air. All those could mean only one thing: it’s Fall.
It is difficult to appreciate the fall season as winter and summer get all the attention. In stores, the Ben & Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheesecake are well in stock. Dunkin’ Donuts wants you to fall for the fall favorites like the hot or iced apple cider and their pumpkin variety such as pumpkin latte. And since it’s October, they’re selling pumpkin… whatevers like hotcakes. They’ll even sell those through Thanksgiving.
But the one question that’s been burning in my mind: Why do they call it Oktoberfest if it happens in September?
Don’t want to brag but… I just had a Blueberry Waffle Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin’ Donuts. I don’t know who came up with the idea of combining blueberry waffles, maple-flavored sausage, scrambled eggs, and American cheese and putting it into a sandwich — but he (or she) is a genius.
The good news is it goes great with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. But here’s the bad news: it’s a limited-time offer.
The memories of summer slowly fade away as peals of brown, orange, and red fill the air. Dunkin’ Donuts started selling hand-held apple pie as well as the pumpkin muffin. The scents of cinnamon and french vanilla are taking over. Yep, fall is here.
It's apple picking time!
Apple picking, hay rides at the county fair, the World Series underway, freshed baked pumpkin pie (or sweet potato pie if you’re in the South), and that crisp, autumnal chill are just a few reminders of fall. Those and football. Enjoy it while it lasts, because, the *shudders* Christmas stuff is hitting stores soon. Seriously… why can’t we go through Halloween without having to listen to “Jingle Bells” blasting out of a 250,000 megahertz subwoofer?
The Dunkin' Donuts waffle sandwich.
It’s baaaaaaaaaack!! Dunkin’ Donuts is currently selling the waffle sandwich (limited time product) in all its stores.
Like us Americans weren’t fat enough. First it was the McGriddles from McDonald’s, now this. And it’s only 390 calories?? I’ll believe it when I eat one of those.
But, um, it’s served with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, which beat the shi crap out of Starbucks in a taste test. You can’t be around for 60 years and not do something right. Oh, well, America does run on Dunkin’.
If you thought Domino’s Pizza needed a rehab, as I told you earlier, wait till you get a load of Burger King. The nation’s No. 2 burger chain is expected to launch its new coffee line and give its breakfast menu a top-to-bottom overhaul as a result of losing the so-called burger war to McDonald’s.
Soon Burger King chains across the country will add Starbucks Corp.’s Seattle Best Coffee to their menu lineup some time this summer. This move is intended to take on McDonald’s and the ever successful McCafé coffee drinks. Burger King wanted to level the playing field as McDonald’s McCafé was seen as “taking aim at Starbucks.” Um, Starbucks must’ve got them confused with Dunkin’ Donuts, whose coffee is preferred more by Americans than Starbucks.
But in order for it to happen, Burger King’s BK Joe will have to be retired. “We’ll be delivering a better cup of coffee,” said John Schaufelberger, senior vice president of Burger King’s global product marketing and innovation. Hmmm, I wonder what breakfast items are going to be added, what are going to be removed, and what they’re gonna leave alone?
If Burger King didn’t try hard enough to rival McDonald’s, listen to this. The 1/4 lb double cheeseburger, which they have been selling for $1, will soon cost $1.19. McDonald’s took that similar action a couple of years ago. Like McDonald’s, Burger King currently has a breakfast value menu, including coffee for $1. And of course, these coffee drinks will be sold all day.
Well, it looks like you really can have it your way, day and night!