Fall is arguably the most favorable season. The crisp autumn mornings. The warm colors of red, orange, and yellow. Nature’s paintings of foliage. Sunday night football with family and friends. And, of course, the food.
Fall, also the season of passionate vocal opinions of “pumpkin spice this” and ‘pumpkin spice that” and “where can I get my favorite treats minus the process of baking?”.
As a lifelong (self proclaimed) bakery and coffee expert, I can provide some direction.
The Red and White Sign
Driving down the streets of your hometown as the fall atmosphere flourishes, you may crave the familiar fall flavors: rich pumpkin spice, sweet maple, and fruity cranberry. You may scratch your mind for the place that gives you the most bang for your buck. Often overlooked, the coffee chain with the red and white sign is the destination you’re missing.
Honey Dew Donuts® was first created by Richard Bowen in 1973. The Honey Dew Donuts® franchise now has 145 units and over 65 franchise families. Spanning from New Hampshire, to Massachusetts, to Rhode Island, Honey Dew Donuts is a staple to New Englanders everywhere.
Honey Dew Donuts® is home of classic and unique products. Some unique staples include French Toast bagels, Red Bull® infused smoothies and teas, Oreo Cookie Blast Smoothies, Mocha Madness, assorted sticks, Bacon Egg and Cheese on biscuits, and muffin tops (is your mouth watering yet?). But when fall makes its arrival, Honey Dew Donuts® brings classic flavors as well as items that makes them stick out from the other guys.
Fall Food For the Win
Honey Dew Donuts® has introduced several new delectable products for this season: Apple Cider Donuts, Country Fried Steak Sandwich, Maple Cream Coffee, and Cranberry Apple Sticks made with Ocean Spray® Cranberries. I was fortunate to try the NEW Pumpkin Iced Cappuccino and the NEW Pumpkin Croissant.
Food for Thought
Now, to start off, I’m VERY picky about Pumpkin. I don’t like Pumpkin Spice that’s too “nutmeggy” or has too much spice. I hate when the flavor is overshadowed by the other hints. So when I tried the new Pumpkin Iced Cappuccino, I was absolutely impressed by the flavor.
One sip and I was twelve again apple picking with my sister and mother. One sip and I was six again trick-or-treating with my best friends. One sip and I felt the comfort and nostalgia of what is the fall season.
The flavor of the pumpkin in the Iced Cappuccino is so authentic. Not too sweet, not too “nutmeggy”, absolutely spot on. All the years of searching for the perfect pumpkin coffee and Honey Dew Donuts® was down the street.
Trick-Or-Treat Yo Self
So listen: I’m a college student. I don’t go out to eat all the time.I have to bargain shop and make my money stretch. Buying a treat for myself is a rarity. But one treat that can’t be missed this season is the Pumpkin Croissant.
Paired with the Pumpkin Iced Cappuccino, the Pumpkin Croissant is a match made in heaven. As previously stated, I feel like I am an expert in this area. I’ve had fall pastries time and again AND AGAIN and they’ve fallen flat. I’ve tried pumpkin pie donuts: dry, one monotone flavor, not enough filling.
The Honey Dew Donuts® Pumpkin Croissant is what I’ve been waiting for. Sweet icing drizzled on top of a flakey and buttery croissant and filled, GENUINELY filled, with pumpkin pie filling. This filling is unlike any I’ve had before; hints of spices, creamy and comforting, it’s terrific and well done. It gives you the bakery sense, cooking with Grandma during the holidays feeling, being a kid again emotions. The flakey croissant paired with the inner filling is a texture that’s hard to come by.
Next time you’re driving down the highway, cruising with your friends, and looking for that fall nostalgic treat; I recommend you giving your attention to Honey Dew Donuts®. Year round, their products are always fresh and delicious, but these fall flavors cannot be ignored.
Enjoy the local flavor.
the perfect pair
Pumpkin iced cappuccino
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