Dunkin’ Donuts’ “Spider Donut”

‘Tis the season. When October comes ’round, lots of places get their theme on and go full ghoul. Dunkin’ Donuts is no exception … but their execution of the Halloween spirit looks like actual murder. I bring you: Spider Donut.

Now, the ads for this seasonal item were amazing. Hey – a cute little Munchkin donut hole on top of a regular iced glazed, with some maple glaze “legs” drawn on for fun! Kawaii, no? No. Let’s have a gander.

Spider donut comparison

Impressive, no? No. It’s a mess. Somewhere, Mary Berry is sobbing.

Sure, it tastes like a regular ol’ Dunkin’ Donut. The glazed bottom part is soft, fluffy and with nary a trace of grease. The “spider” Munchkin is moist and chocolaty. Even the “legs” are a light touch of maple. But as a whole? It fails, spectacularly. So much so that the Spider Donut seems to be crying. Poor dear. Mutant Spider Donut weeps for us all.

I was so disappointed in the lack of spider and the halfass disinterest by the folks at Dunkin’ that I nibbled here and there so I could properly review it … then into the bin it went. I can’t enjoy this spider, even if it is made of donut.

Denise Kitashima Dutton

Denise Kitashima Dutton has been a reviewer since 2003, and hopes to get the hang of things any moment now. She believes that bluegrass is not hell in music form, and that beer is better when it's a nitro pour. Besides GMR, you can find her at Atomic Fangirl, Movie-Blogger.com, or at that end seat at the bar, multi-tasking with her Kindle.

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