Friday, August 12, 2011

Dunkin' Donuts New PM Sandwich Line

My lunch time view
Now, through reading this blog, you can tell I am not a big proponent of fast food. To be perfectly frank- I'm not even sure when the last time I had "fast food" was- but I can tell you this- I can bet I know what it was:  a Dunkin' Donuts Egg White Turkey Sausage Breakfast Flat Bread.  I love them.  They pack a hearty punch of protein without many calories or fat, and they taste pretty delicious.  They are my go to road trip breakfast.  You know those days- you're headed off on the road, the coffee is hot, the sun is rising and your stomach is growling- you want something to satiate you for the trip ahead- enough so those questionable bags of chips in gas station convenience stores don't appeal to you.  Sure Dunkin' Donuts has all of those tempting donuts staring you in the face, but for a breakfast that will really keep you full and happy- I go for their egg white flat breads every time. 

So a couple of weeks ago when I was contacted by the PR firm for Dunkin' Donuts and sent a gift card to try their new line of lunch sandwiches- I was intrigued.  Dunkin's has added a chicken salad sandwich, a tuna melt and a tuna salad sandwich to their line up of mid day food items.  These sandwiches are not meant to be health conscious as my beloved egg white flat bread is, but I thought I'd give them a shot anyway to see if they'd be a good substitute when time robs me of my lunch making routine.  I elected to have the chicken salad sandwich on a toasted everything bagel.  

Thick and doughy, the bagel had good flavor from the scattering of garlic powder, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds.  The chicken salad itself however was a bit of a disappointment.  There were plentiful chunks of white meat chicken, however the rest of the sandwich was made up, almost solely, of mayo save a few pieces of gray/brown celery thrown in.  The flavor, therefore, was mainly the flavor of slightly sweet mayo.  The sandwich was edible, definitely helped by the bagel choice, and would definitely do in a pinch, but left a fair amount to be desired as well. I would have loved to have seen real fresh pieces of celery or onion in the mix, and perhaps have tasted some more herbs or spices with the chicken and mayo.  

Overall, for $3.49 it made for a filling lunch for a fair price.   


Kristen said...

I've been wondering about these. thanks for your take. also - love your lunchtime view.

Anonymous said...

Try the tuna salad on an onion bagel. You'll love it.

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