Dunkin’s Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut attempts to bring the heat

Fast food chains have been bringing the heat all through the year. Popeye’s introduced their spicy chicken sandwich and then re-released their ghost pepper wings. Recently, McDonald’s unveiled their spicy chicken nuggets. Now Dunkin’ is joining in on the fun with their Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut.

From their press release:

A deliciously daring donut that delivers the heat with every bite, the Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut is a classic yeast donut ring, topped with a strawberry flavored icing that features a bold blend of cayenne and ghost pepper, and finished with red sanding sugar for a sizzling look. The Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut will be on the menu for only a few hot minutes, available beginning today for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide until December.

The donuts are 99-cents a piece and available at all Wichita area Dunkin’ locations.

I picked one up this week and shared it with my family. It’s definitely not the type of heat that will scare people off all heat tolerances. Everyone was able to take a bite and deal with the aftermath.

There was a small strawberry flavor from the frosting. The sugar crystals added a nice sweet crunchy texture to the soft donut. Everything paired well together. In regard to the heat, there was a small tingling sensation at the end that lasted maybe seconds. It was like a sweet heat that was unique. But of all the ghost pepper creations, this was the least spicy of them all.

From a flavor perspective, while it was unique it wasn’t something I’d go out of my way for again.

Happy Dining,

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