While I was a bit pre-occupied pondering the answer to the meaning of Life*, Dunkin’ Donuts released their summertime Croissant Donut flavor… LEMON!!!
This was a nice change from the previous flavor incarnations of the Croissant Donut. While previously the Blueberry Cobbler, Strawberry Shortcake, Fudge, and Snickerdoodle flavors all focused on being sweet… this month’s introduction of tangy Lemon compliments both the growing list of flavors but also the season and its onset of heat.
The donut is topped again with cinnamon crumbs over the standard Croissant Donut glaze. The creme filling is not whipped, more like a custard similar to Bavarian creme. The tangy taste is very subtle so as not to force one into a selfie-duck-face pose. By not being over-powering in the slightest it blends magnificently with the cinnamon crumbs on top.
The Lemon Croissant Donut isn’t just a winner in flavor, but also in caloric count…
While the original Croissant Donut remains the lightest and fluffiest of them all at 300 calories, the Lemon Croissant Donut weighing in at 360 calories per donut it now becomes the new Lightweight Champion of the Flavored Croissant Donut World!
So yeah… if you haven’t had it, go out and get it. If you have had it, go out and get another before it disappears presumably September 1st since they seem to be making two month runs.