Dunkin Donuts

Posted on: Mon, 06/05/2000 - 2:11am
Yankee's picture
Joined: 03/08/2000 - 09:00

Does anyone have any information regarding Dunkin Donuts? I have eaten them numerous times without incident, and I don't believe they have any nut-type doughnuts. I wrote to them to ask about PA and all I got was a stupid ingredient list that had, you guessed it, NATURAL FLAVORS! UGH! Has anyone there ever spoken to a real human being at DD? I am tempted to keep eating them, but I'm paranoid at the same time! Thanks

Posted on: Mon, 06/05/2000 - 1:55pm
Diane's picture
Joined: 12/15/1999 - 09:00

Hi Yankee. I never talked with anyone but my 3 yr. old PA daughter, like you, has eaten them with no reactions.

Posted on: Mon, 06/05/2000 - 10:01pm
Christine's picture
Joined: 02/03/1999 - 09:00

My son has only recently begun eating donuts due to an egg allergy. BUT, I would never let him get a donut from Dunkin Donuts. Each week at work, we get donuts from there and my boss ALWAYS gets his favorite peanut covered donut. Now, not all Dunkin Donuts serve this flavor of donut, but at least two of the franchises I have been to have it. So, I would never allow my son to have a donut from there because of the cross contamination risk in the display case.

Posted on: Tue, 06/06/2000 - 12:29am
MaryLynn's picture
Joined: 06/25/1999 - 09:00

I've never seen peanut coated DD, they are not even listed in the 40 plus page ingredient lists of doughnuts and muffins that I received. We crossed DD off our list because of the soy flour--our daughter has a sever allergy to soy as well as peanuts.

Posted on: Tue, 06/06/2000 - 12:40am
Christine's picture
Joined: 02/03/1999 - 09:00

Hmmm Mary Lynn, this is strange because my boss spefically requests this donut and it appears to be covered with peanuts. I've never eaten one myself and am now wondering if those are peanuts after all?

Posted on: Tue, 06/06/2000 - 12:49am
shannon's picture
Joined: 05/15/2000 - 09:00

I am sure that the donut you are wondering about is covered with peanuts, it is one of my favorites, though we dont go to DD anymore because of PA.

Posted on: Tue, 06/06/2000 - 1:23am
SueQ's picture
Joined: 01/22/1999 - 09:00

The DD in my area serves chocolate donuts covered in peanuts, and the peanuts fall off and can contaminate all the other types, so it is off-limits for my son. However, one day last year, I stopped in for a bagel for myself and the clerk tried to give my son some free donut holes. I refused and told her why. She suprised me by saying that they just quit making the peanut ones because they had heard about PA. My son & I were so happy! Well, a week later I stopped in and guess what - the peanut donut was back. I asked why and they said that they had too many requests for it! So apparently the number of peanut-lovers far outweigh the peanut-allergic (as if we don't all know that). My son is still waiting for me to learn how to make donuts at home!

Posted on: Sat, 06/10/2000 - 12:16am
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Dunkin donuts has a website: [url="http://www.dunkindonuts.com."]http://www.dunkindonuts.com.[/url] It's very informative, with ingredient listings and all. My daughter likes only the choc. cruellers, but I don't let her eat the muffins or the cookies. But, whatever she puts in her mouth, I worry about anyway!

Posted on: Fri, 06/23/2000 - 1:23pm
CarolynM's picture
Joined: 03/27/2001 - 09:00

Some of the Dunkin Donuts in our area have gone peanut-free, while others have not. I made a point of thanking one of the managers and he really appreciated that, and said he has received from negative feedback from people missing their donuts.

Posted on: Thu, 07/06/2000 - 7:30am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Hi Christine,
Those are definitely peanuts you see on the donuts! Way back when, I used to take my son through the drive-thru to get donuts. One morning we had some extra time and went inside to buy a dozen. I almost died when we walked inside and the special donut of the day was rolled in peanuts. We have not been back since! I haven't called to see if they have discontinued this "special" donut or not but I had a friend who went to another Dunkin Donut shop and they discontinued these kind of donuts there. We just haven't bothered to go back to any of them.
Stay Safe!

Posted on: Tue, 06/01/2004 - 9:06am
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

I've always gotten the same type of responses you got when I question Dunkin Donuts or check the nutrition info on their website.
Yet some people here say that they've seen peanut-covered donuts at Dunkin Donuts.
My only conclusion is that perhaps there are some Dunkin Donuts that are franchised rather than directly owned by the corporation, and perhaps some of these Dunkin Donuts shops offer non-standard items.
I've gone to lots of Dunkin Donuts shops here in New England (MA, NH, VT, RI) and never seen peanut or peanut-butter flavored donuts. I have seen muffins and scones containing tree nuts, however.
Now I do know that the restaurants offer peanut butter as a topping for bagels (instead of cream cheese, butter or jelly), which does make cross-contamination of knives and tables a possibility. But other than those possibilities, I don't have a great answer about the Dunkin Donuts situation.


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