A DUNKIN’ Donuts customer is demanding the return of her favorite drink that was discontinued six years ago, leaving her devastated.
The summer drink was first introduced in 2015 as part of a new range.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced cookie-flavored iced coffees in June of this year.
Jeff Miller, executive chef and vice president of product innovation for Dunkin’ Brands, said at the time: “Our brand has differentiated itself by offering innovative new food and beverage flavors and we believe that the fun and enjoyment that people featuring Dunkin’ Brands as well as Dunkin’ Donuts treats and the popular flavors of OREO and Chips Ahoy!, make a combination that’s absolutely perfect for summer.”
The Oreo Coolatta proved incredibly popular with those with a sweet tooth.
The iced coffee dessert shake has been upgraded for each season.
The summer drink was a cookie-flavored coolatta made with real cookie mixes for each sip.
However, just two years after its launch, the frozen cookie shake was canceled in March 2017.
At the time, a Twitter user said, “Now can Dunkin bring back the Oreo Coolata?”
Another said: “I’m missing an OG Oreo Coffee Coolata rn!”
It seems some fans are still grieving six years after the loss of their favorite candy.
Twitter user Vic (@vicpacheco17) tweeted earlier this month, “I don’t know why Dunkin’ Donuts discontinued the Coolata but I’m following all my issues to this moment.”
The frozen drink was discontinued to make room for new items the brand wanted to add to its menu.
The company announced during its annual media day in 2017 that the Coffee Coolatta “isn’t good enough.”
The decadent drink’s large size contained nearly 1,000 calories and 133 grams of sugar, the same calories as three chocolate cream donuts with 10 times the sugar.
Dunkin’s director of culinary innovation, Paul Raciot, added that the brand needed to go “contemporary”.
Raciot said, “Coolattas is a platform that we’ve had for years, but we believe it’s time to modernize our frozen platform.”
The Coffee Coolatta was replaced by the “Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee” and the “Dunkin’ Energy Punch”.
It also explored fresh flavors of Coolatta such as pink lemonade, mango pineapple tea and blackberry tea.
Dunkin’ Donuts still sell refreshing versions of the coolatta in mango, strawberry, or passion fruit that are under 400 calories for a large size.
https://www.the-sun.com/money/7733986/dunkin-donuts-customer-demands-return-of-drink-discontinued/ Dunkin Donuts customer demands return of popular drink you’ll never see again after it was discontinued in 2017