Dunkin' Donuts launched a few on-the-go snack products this week, including stuffed breadsticks and warm apple pie. We picked them up, continuing our dedicated coverage of Dunkin's new breakfast launches (see Big n' Toasty and Pancake Sausage Bites).
The stuffed breadsticks come in two varieties: cheeseburger and pepperoni and cheese. The company says the breadstick bread is "pizza-style," but we thought it tasted more like old sourdough starter—sour and musty. Both 'sticks were anemic in color, with a flabby crust that struggled to hold its shape.
The pepperoni and cheese was the better of the two, though it was still a long way from even approaching good. It has a vague pepperoni flavor and tanginess from the cheese, but the sauce, which tasted more like tomato powder, was not really there. It satisfied on a mediocre frozen pizza snacks level. The cheeseburger breadstick, on the other hand, should be avoided at all costs. The oozy filling was sweet and gluey. The meat, mushy and according to one editor, tasted like "fermented rotting [expletive]".
Likewise, the warm apple pie, while clearly trying to knock-off the McDonald's decently flaky version, couldn't hold a candle. Underbaked, the crust was dense and pasty and the filling, pretty boring. It was like a less flavorful Nutrigrain bar.