- Double Shot of Espresso
- Milk Flavored with Snickerdoodle swirl
- Hand crafted layers
While it’s been getting cooler and cooler, unseasonably warm temps in this area of the country this week led me to another iced Macchiato. Plus this way the drinker can really interpret the layers of flavor that differentiate this thing with the translucent cup. As we discussed last month, the Macchiato is essentially a deconstructed latte with the espresso sitting on top of a layer of flavored milk. Last month, as soon as I plopped my straw down, everything mixed and I was essentially paying a 50 cent premium for nothing. With the new flavor and some time removed from its debut, my hopes were high.
While I’m no coffee aficionado the layers of a macchiato don’t really do much for me. With the straw hitting all the way to the bottom, the sips were of extremely sweet milk. Sure the snickerdoodle flavor was soul lifting in nature but the lack of any coffee flavor in this layer felt like I was drinking straight out of a Yoohoo canteen. Meanwhile the espresso was on top just sitting there, waiting its turn patients so I actually took the lid off and took a couple sips just to get the flavor. Something tells me this isn’t how you’re supposed to do it, but personally I guess I just prefer a latte with everything mixed together.
Dunkin Donuts Iced Snickerdoodle Macchiato – The Verdict
Snickerdoodle is a wonderful flavor and it’s well represented in Dunkin’s flavor swirl. It really reminds me of the cookie and fits well in a coffee beverage. The Macchiato retails for $3.79 for a medium size, an otherworldly price for Dunkin while the latte retails for a lot less, has slightly less espresso and to me is better mix. This time around the Macchiato was presented as advertised but for me, that wasn’t actually a good thing. Different strokes for different folks, but I think I’ll stick to lattes going forward.
Be sure to click over and check out our reviews of all the other new Dunkin items:
- SnickerDoodle Croissant Donut Review
- Caramel Cheesecake Donut Review
- Sweet Black Pepper Bacon Breakfast Sandwich Review