Updated: Sep 11, 2020
Dunkin’ Donuts and Post have teamed up to exonerate the debate between breakfast and coffee, with their latest collaborative duo, the Dunkin’ Cereal. Already on shelves at local retailers like Walmart and Target, the two new flavors of Dunkin’ Cereal, Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte—both are made with real Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
Post Consumer Grands, which makes other popular cereals like Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat, and Raisin Bran, describes the cereal as crunchy spheres and flavoured marshmallows bits with Dunkin’ coffee concentrate added in. The Caramel Macchiato cereal comes with grain cereal pieces and caramel-swirled marshmallows. The result is the flavour of cream mixed into your coffee. For the Mocha Latte version, Dunkin’ added in chocolate for the grains and latte-swirled marshmallows. “Coffee and cereal are the ultimate breakfast go-tos,” says Josh Jans, brand manager of Cereal Partnerships at Post, “ranking as the top two most consumed items to help people start their day. Dunkin’ coffee is a daily ritual for Americans, and we’re excited to be partnering with them to indulge their fans’ coffee cravings. Getting the flavour right on our new cereals was a top priority, and we think we’ve nailed the rich, smooth, and creamy taste.” Because both cereals are created using actual Dunkin’ coffee, they also contain caffeine. Granted, it’s not much caffeine—roughly the amount of caffeine that a tenth of an eight-ounce cup of coffee would have—but it’s still going to contribute to waking you up each morning. Both cereals offer up 150 calories per serving.