Dunkin’ Donuts Is Expanding Its Foray Into Booze

The Harpoon beers were just the beginning

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Dunkin' Donuts' collaboration with Harpoon is about to get some company.
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In a collaboration that felt like the most New England thing possible, Dunkin’ Donuts and Harpoon Brewery have spent the last few years working together on a number of beers that attempt to answer the question, “Can a drink be both a beer and a donut?” As it turns out, that was just the beginning of Dunkin’s move into the alcoholic space — and, based on a new report, it sounds like they’re set to increase their footprint there.

Writing at VinePair, Olivia White has details on a recent filing the donut and coffee giant made with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau — essentially, the place where companies go to get labels for alcoholic beverages approved. That revealed the brand name Dunkin’ Spiked — and a website that has more details on what fans of boozy coffee and tea can expect.

Based on the information available on the website, there are four varieties apiece of iced coffee and iced tea. The coffee flavors are Original, Vanilla, Mocha and Caramel; their counterparts on the tea side are Slightly Sweet, Half & Half, Mango Pineapple and Strawberry Dragonfruit. The iced coffees are each 6% ABV; the iced teas are 5%.

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VinePair’s reporting reveals another interesting fact: only five of the eight labels have been approved by the appropriate agencies. As with Dunkin’s foray into beer, this is also produced by Harpoon Brewing. As for what flavor of donut goes well with boozy iced coffee — well, you’ll have to figure that one out for yourself.


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