The Taster: Peeps Doughnuts
by The Taster
Spring time, a time of rejuvenation, a time for rebirth, a time for Peeps. Our marshmallow friends have been bringing us joy since 1953. Coming in many shapes and sizes, peeps, the somewhat indestructible delicacy has brought smiles to many springtime faces over the years. Dunkin Donuts has recently combined forces with this tooth-fairy titan and in a culinary collaboration has released the Peeps doughnut.
Presentation: 7.5 out of 10
This delectable doughnut is flower shaped, coming in two colors, pink frosting with green drizzle or green frosting with pink drizzle. Both options are adorned with a Peep, cushioned in a nest of sugary goodness. To the eyes, these doughnuts look pleasant and perfect for that person who is unfettered by cavities and dentist bills.
Taste-6.5 out of 10
I like doughnuts, and I kind of like Peeps, but in this case, the Peep doesn’t bring much to the table. The doughnut itself is a generic frosted one, and the Peep is a tiny unwarranted glimpse of sunshine on a rainy spring day. I applaud Dunkin’s for thinking outside the box, and rather than just putting out a generic colorful flower doughnut, they went out of their way to collaborate with a legendary product to increase sales, which is respectable, but in the end, the taste was just average.
Overall- 7 out of 10 – Taster Mediocrity
When it comes down to it, everything revolves around the taste. Yes, the Chopped and Iron Chef judges weigh presentation heavily, but for the average Joe, it comes down to a simple question; “does it taste good?” This springtime alliance was mediocre, but if you’re looking for a springtime novelty to bring to your Grandma when you visit her, it’s worth it because you know this colorful springtime pastry will put a smile on her face.
The Taster is BHS News’s anonymous food critic, specializing in unhealthy fast food. Would you like The Taster to review a restaurant or food item? Leave a comment below.