Pumpkin Cheesecake Square Donut
As a food blogger, this time of the year, I eat sleep and breathe pumpkin everything. I haven’t lived a day since September 1 where I haven’t typed the word “pumpkin” or “pumpkin spice.” Certain institutions like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts are the main players and the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Dunkin’s various pumpkin donut offerings are unofficial start of fall. This year Dunkin Donuts presents the Pumpkin Cheesecake Square.

Dunkin has been in the seasonal offerings game since it began. They brings us two new additions to bolster their fall flair. They have introduced the Hot and Iced Pumpkin Macchiato and also the Pumpkin Cheesecake Square donut. Its pretty amazing to see how absolutely common place a complicated Italian word like Macchiato has become in 2015. Everyone and their grandmother feels comfortable pronouncing that “key” sound instead of a “ch-ee” sound thanks to Starbucks.  Starbucks made up what a macchiato can mean, so its fair that Dunkin Donuts has done the same.  Now we see things like this:

If you’d like to know more about Dunkin Donut’s version of the Iced Pumpkin Macchiato be sure to check out our review here–after reading this one of course.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Square Donut
Dunkin Donuts is so committed to the pumpkin sensation that they have dedicated section of their website and hashtag #DDpumpkin with which they encourage us to share our love with them.  The Pumpkin Cheesecake square donut has some orange icing on top, and some white drizzle.  Inside is some cheesecake flavored cream.  It seems as though the cheesecake flavored cream is actually pumpkin cheesecake flavored cream because it doesn’t seem like there is pumpkin present in the generic orange top.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Square Donut

Pumpkin Cheescake Square Donut – The Verdict

The filling was a bit underwhelming.  The cheesecake flavor tasted slightly artificial, like an approximation of cheesecake.  It would have made a much better donut if Dunkin had managed to get something closer to actual cheesecake as the filing instead of flavoring the icing to simulate cheesecake.

The donut definitely could use more pumpkin flavor for how much of a fuss Dunkin has made over #DDpumpkin.  The existing glazed pumpkin cake donut is a better donut pick to celebrate the season.

Dunkin Donuts also released a new Reese’s Peanut Butter Square Donut, read our review for that here!

Calories Pumpkin Cheesecake Square Donut

Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Cheesecake Square [Review]
Festive appearance #DDPumpkin
Slightly artificial tastingNot enough pumpkin
7.1Overall Score
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