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Dunkin’s new Halloween donut is already getting turned into a prank

For all of you spicy food lovers out there, there’s a new spicy challenge for you to attempt. Dunkin’ is cranking up the heat with its new Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut.

The strawberry-iced donut is unsuspecting at first. However, it truly packs a punch with its sprinkles of ghost pepper and cayenne.

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The deliciously daring donut is a classic yeast donut ring that is topped with strawberry-flavored icing. However, Dunkin’ has decided to add sprinkles of cayenne and ghost pepper to please anyone who loves a little bit of heat with their sugary treats.

Of course, there is only one person who can truly put the donut’s spice level to the test. Dunkin’ called in Hot Ones host Sean Evans to give the new treat a taste before anyone else.

“Right off the bat, very creamy, sort of melt in your mouth donut that’s sweet upfront,” he says. “But not long after, you get that ghost pepper burn. [It’s] very smokey, like your tongue is on a fire [with a] major throat scratch. They sneak in the heat. It’s sweet upfront and you think it’s just a delicious donut.”

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The Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut is a late addition to Dunkin’s Halloween menu. The special treat will be available at participating locations nationwide until December. For those bold enough to try the donut or trick their friends into eating one, Dunkin’ wants you to share the reactions using the tag #DunkinSpicySide.

“Halloween looks a little different this year, and so do our donuts,” Jill Nelson, Vice President, Marketing Strategy at Dunkin’ says. “While our classic bakery offering has plenty of crave-worthy treats, we’re excited to show our spicy side with a donut that packs a touch of heat with something sweet and can be enjoyed any time of day.”

Of course, many customers are trying to get their hands on the new ghost pepper donut. However, it looks like many locations are already selling out.

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As expected, others are stepping up to the challenge and trying the donuts themselves or pranking their friends. Clearly, Dunkin’s Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut is the new Halloween 2020 prank we can’t escape.


Dunkin’s full press release is available to read here.

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