Dunkin Donuts (again) 2006

Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 12:34am
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

I know there was another message thread about this, but I can't find it among the huge number of threads about DD, so I'm starting a new one.

Dunkin Donuts had been within our comfort zone, but I was concerned about their plan to start carrying Reese's brownies. I sent an email to the corporation, which wrote back to inform me that the brownies were being baked elsewhere and that the store personnel had allergy training. I was not reassured by their answer.

Anyway, this morning after I dropped the kids off at school, I stopped in at the local Dunkin Donuts to buy a bag of coffee, and found new cookies for sale, including a peanut butter cup variety.

I just wanted to let you all know, since I assume that some of you, like me, will no longer feel comfortable buying donuts from DD, and it's better to know ahead of time, rather than finding out when you walk into the store with kids in tow and have to drag the kids out of the store without their goodies.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. :-(


Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 1:37am
NicoleinNH's picture
Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

Debbie-It is very unfortunate and I would love to know how many cookies they actually sell. My guess is not many. Dunkin Donuts glazed munchkins were the one bakery treat I would ever buy for my daughter and I no longer buy them. I talked to the managers at the 2 D&D's I go to a lot and they showed me the separate case, trays, gloves, etc. they always use and never have the cookies near the Munchkins. That is great if the managers are the only ones that ever work there, but I'm guessing their other employees may not be as compliant with their allergy protocols.

Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 2:09am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I was also at Dunkin DOnuts this morning and saw the sign for the peanut butter cookies. In the past I have allowed my son to have the Munchkins. Looks like I have to tell him no more. I don't feel comfortable with the cross contamination risks. I don't eat peanuts or treenuts either so I guess my Bagel and cream cheese is out also.
I just send Dunkin DOnuts a e-mail. It made me feel better, but I don't know if they will do anything about it.

Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 2:16am
esmom's picture
Joined: 07/25/2001 - 09:00

I have a friend that is a manager and I would NOT trust the allergy pol. at all.
Many of the people are new to this country and english is a second language. I am not trying to be mean!!! My grandparents were from another country and it would have been dificult at first [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 2:33am
NicoleinNH's picture
Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

Yes, one of my daughter's little pleasures is no longer going to be OK for her. I called the Dunkin DOnuts corporate and they told me that "on a corporate level, they cannot assure that the cookies are always separate". She said there is definitely the risk of cross contamination.
Like the poster above, I have encountered many workers who do not speak English and when I work the overnight shift, I will sometimes go get coffee for all of us, and the worker cannot read. If I hand her the list, she hands it back to me and has me read it to her. After a couple of times, she finally said that she cannot read.
I think what D&D corporate is saying is that there is room for human error and I think D&D is such a fast-paced, busy restaurant that an accident could happen. I just explained to my daughter that we will no longer get Muchkins there. Maybe we should all email them to sell Rebecca's Nut Free Cookies individually, prepackaged wrapped ones, so our little ones could get a treat. I go to D&D every day for my Iced Mocha Latte and I would usually get my older 2 each one muchkin.
Does anyone have a good recipe for making doughnuts (without eggs)? I tried to make them once from my Baking Without Eggs recipe book and the dough never rose. I actually tried 3 times before I gave up.

Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 2:44am
turtle's picture
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

I ws saddened to see those stupid peanut butter cookies too. My son loved munchkins as a special treat. I don;t feel they are OK anymore.
Really, it's a donut place with bagels and muffins. Do they really need the cookies?

Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 3:36am
3xy1PAinNH's picture
Joined: 08/07/2006 - 09:00

I am so upset by this news!!! I have never been concerned about DD, my ds LOVES their munchkins....
OH NO! Off to write a letter to corporate!

Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 7:03am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

d*mn, D*mn, D*MN!!!
This was something I relied on for all those stupid school parties. Now I don't really have a good alternative, since Krispy Kreme pulled out of our area.
Oh, what great news just in time for back-to-school. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
Hey, I'll give anyone here $100 to be the one to break the news to my son. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Going Nuts (edited September 05, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 8:16am
NicoleinNH's picture
Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

Sorry AMy---I broke the news to my daughter today and that was not fun. $100 won't cover it for me to disappoint another child. I definitely think we need to write letters because the cookies (peanut butter ones) are only available in the Northeast according to their website. That to me, means it is in the "testing" phase.

Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 8:55am
Alyssasmom's picture
Joined: 10/09/2005 - 09:00

Anybody know about the "munchkins" made by Entenmann's?

Posted on: Tue, 09/05/2006 - 9:41am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by NicoleinNH:
[b]Sorry AMy---I broke the news to my daughter today and that was not fun. $100 won't cover it for me to disappoint another child. I definitely think we need to write letters because the cookies (peanut butter ones) are only available in the Northeast according to their website. That to me, means it is in the "testing" phase.
Well, I broke the news tonight and my son was literally in tears. I wanted to be sure to tell him right away in case there are any "back to school" par-tays this week. He feels like another company has deserted him (his words, not mine).
I've been a little wary of them for awhile, despite their assurances that the muffins were made separately, but now they are way out of my comfort zone. Time to write another letter - not that have I any confidence it will make a difference. Grrrr.


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