5 Things You Should Never Buy at Dunkin’ Donuts

Not everything there is worth your money

Looks a little different than it does in the commercials, eh?

Don’t get us wrong: Dunkin’ Donuts has a wide menu of food and drinks that are, in general, pretty tasty. The doughnuts are definitely still solid, for the most part, and the coffee is also worthy of praise. But there are some items that you really shouldn’t buy. Some are loaded with odd ingredients, some are way too sweet, and others are blatant rip-offs. Here are five things you shouldn’t buy from Dunkin’ Donuts.

Angus Steak 
The “steak” in the Angus Steak and Egg Sandwich is something that strikes a bit of fear into us. Not because it tastes bad (although it does look a little funny), but because of all the ingredients that go into it. This isn’t for the faint of heart:

“Beef Steak Patty: Angus Beef, Marinade {Water, Beef Flavor [Water, Natural Flavor (contains milk), Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, High Oleic Sunflower Oil), Glycerine, Artificial Flavor, Disodium Guanylate and Disodium Inosinate, Monosodium Glutamate, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Ethyl Alcohol, Wheat), Salt, Triglycerides, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)], Salt with BHA, TBHQ, Citric Acid, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Black Pepper}”


Croissant Donut
Released right as the Cronut craze began to die down, the Croissant Donut (creative name!) was the chain’s attempt to capitalize on the pastry’s popularity. Don’t fall for it; each one contains 15 grams of fat and 300 calories, they cost more than double what a standard doughnut costs, and (spoiler alert!) they taste just like a plain glazed risen doughnut.

When you order something that contains eggs at Dunkin’ Donuts, a pre-formed patty is quickly heated and added to the sandwich — at McDonald’s and other fast food places, on the other hand, a real egg is cracked into a mold on a griddle. Obviously, there’s no griddle for frying real eggs at Dunkin’ Donuts, but does the substitute really need to include “natural sautéed flavor”? Here’s the full ingredient list:

“Egg Whites, Water, Egg Yolks, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Sauteed Flavor (Soybean Oil, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Natural Flavor), Salt, Artificial Butter Flavor (Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor), Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Coarse Ground Black Pepper; American Cheese: Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes, Water, Dry Cream, Milkfat, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Annatto and Oleoresin Paprika Color (if colored), Soy Lecithin (non-sticking agent).”

Frozen Coffee Coolattas
Frozen Caramel Coffee Coolatas come in caramel and mocha varieties, and they all contain an insane amount of sugar. Even a small Frozen Caramel Coffee Coolata contains an absurdly high 71 grams of sugar, which is more than the amount of sugar in two cans of Coke. As for the large? That’s 141 grams of sugar, which is nearly six times the amount of sugar the World Health Organization suggests we consume in an entire day.

Processed meat is never a good bet when it comes to fast food, and one look at the list of ingredients in the pork sausage will show you why. At least it doesn’t have as many ingredients as the steak!


“Pork, Water, Contains 2% or less of: Salt, Caramel Color, Spices and Flavorings, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Sugar, Monosodium Glutamate, BHT, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid”