Today's Groupon is the reason you bought the Groupons for fitness classes and gym memberships we've offered over the past few months: $10 gets you $20 worth of sweet sugar heaven at Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts in Plano and Carrolton, the only two combo locations in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Treat the office to coffee and a dozen sweet doughs, or bring cold treats to the little league team you were court ordered to coach.
Ice cream cools hot mouths, gives spoons a purpose, and turns into soup, so it's both a dessert and second course. Try one of Baskin-Robbins's ice cream cakes—including flavors such as fudge crunch, Oreo Cookie, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, and brownie a la mode—or indulge in soft serve, ice cream, sundaes, and more. For other sweet treats, go with doughnuts, which are renowned for being a superior form of bread; standout flavors include blueberry cake, Bavarian creme, Boston creme, glazed cake, jelly filled, French cruller, apple crumb, and more. If you prefer non-sweet food, bite into a bagel or one of the oven-toasted flatbread sandwiches that come in flavors such as chicken parmesan, ham and swiss, and turkey, bacon and cheddar.
Soothe your caffeine withdrawal symptoms with a cup of world-famous Arabica coffee. If you want to slug down some sweet stuff, grip a cup of frozen Cappuccino Blast, which comes in a variety of flavors, including mocha, turtle, caramel, original, nonfat original, reduced-fat, and more, including made-with-soft-serve, Oreo 'n Cookies, and mocha.
Texas Yelpers testify to the merits of sugar, cream, caffeine, and dough:
- Dunkin Donuts, how I love thee. You sustained me with your cheap coffee and donut holes through late night studying sessions in high school (am I outing the nerd in me?). – Liz L.
- I lurve your donuts... They're light and airy, never dense or overfried. Iced to perfection, nothing beats the flutter of excitement as I sink my teeth into you. – Nikki B.
- I love the Dunkin' Donuts brand. It is quirky, a bit anti-Starbucks, cool colors, retro, northeastern, etc. Oh, and on top of that, the donuts are great. – Colin B.
A Disheartening Descent into Deteriorating Dictation
Many donut critics praise Dunkin’s dunk-able donuts and attempt to write in Dunkin’s alliterative style for reviews. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to generate donut alliterative praise on a regular basis. Alliterative donut podcaster Don Friedkin at Don’s Donut Garage is starting to run out of steam:
Don’t delay! Dunkin’ Donuts’ dunked doughy drops of dough don’t disappoint! – January 2009
Dive directly dead-ahead to Dunkin’s delectable delicacies! – March 2009
Definitely drive to Dunkin’ Donuts for some things. – June 2009
Dunkin’ Donuts don’t…not…double…Dennis. – August 2009
Goodunkin’. – September 2009