Recently Dunkin’ Donuts collaborated with rapper Ice Spice to drop a new fall drink called the Ice Spice Munchkins Drink. The Ice Spice Munchkins Drink was dropped live on air at the 2023 MTV awards. The ad featured Ben Affleck and Ice Spice highly endorsing the drink. Ice Spice has many popular songs. This year she has earned the most Top 5 Hits headlining songs like “Karma” featuring Taylor Swift, “Boy’s a Liar” featuring PinkPantheress, and “Princess Diana” featuring Nicki Minaj. My personal favorites, “Boy’s a Liar” and “Deli”, help me through my daily runs especially when I feel like giving up halfway in.
I was quite curious. Does Dunkin’ Donuts actually put a whole pumpkin cake donut in the drink or is it just artificially flavored with pumpkin? Turns out after doing a few quick searches, they put in a certain amount of Pumpkin Munchkin holes depending on the size of the drink. I must disclose that I am not a coffee drinker so my review may be a little skewed.
Let’s dive right in. Shout out to my friend Eamon Hilferty-McMahon for providing transportation to Dunkin’ Donuts. We ordered through the drive thru, and when I was handed the Ice Spice Munchkins drink, the whole car was immediately enriched with the smell of the drink. There was a vigorous scent of the pumpkin donut. It smelled very sugary. I ordered a small one because from what it looked like on the website, it seemed to be very indulgent. The Ice Spice Munchkins Drink includes Frozen Coffee with Pumpkin Munchkins Treats, topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzled on top. I was quite impressed to see how similar the drink looked to the one in the advertisement. Sometimes advertisements overhype the appearance of the product.
When I took a sip of the drink, I could detect a faint taste of coffee. To be honest, I thought the coffee flavor would have been stronger but the sugar in the drink definitely overpowered it. To my surprise, the pumpkin donut flavor was not that strong either. I think next time Dunkin’ should add in a little dash of pumpkin pie spice to really add that pop in the drink. I will be honest in that I waited to get back to my dorm to drink the beverage, so it tasted very watered down. This result could have affected the review of the drink. If you are not a big sugary drink person or if you prefer your coffee to be black, I don’t really suggest this drink for you. But if you are looking to try something new and are not fazed by highly sugary drinks, I highly recommend this beverage for you. It is a nice cold refreshment but I would not replace it for your typical coffee order.