A chain long known for serving donuts, Dunkin’ has been morphing into a low-key healthy-ish grab-and-go spot. The fast food chain already serves up plant-based breakfast sandwiches with Beyond Meat sausage, offers almond milk (and, rumor has it, oat milk come spring), and it just announced the addition of Dunkin’ matcha lattes to the menu, too.
How matcha compares to green tea:
On Wednesday, you will be able to get a Dunkin’ matcha latte at any of the 8,400 (!) locations in the United States. This is the first time Dunkin’ has offered matcha in any form on the menu, giving customers the option of blending it with their milk of choice. But, there’s a a catch. (Of course, right?)
The matcha lattes aren’t exactly healthy. In fact, the first ingredient is cane sugar, then followed by matcha, and last, fruit pectin (used as a thickening agent.) This brings the sugar content between 21 and 43 grams, depending on what size you get. Still, if you’re on the hunt for a matcha latte for a morning or afternoon caffeine boost, this menu addition means it will now be easier than ever to get one.
Is this the start of Dunkin’ matcha madness? Matcha donuts perhaps? While no matcha food is available at the moment, the chain did announce another new release: protein-muffins made with blueberries, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. While it’s, you know, still a muffin at the end of the day, this new one has 16 grams of protein, thanks to those nutrient-rich sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Just a little treat you could potentially enjoy your matcha with.
Dunkin’, a healthy-ish wellness destination! Maybe next they’ll add turmeric milk lattes to the menu. Crazier things have happened, right?
Here are other grab-and-go places you can get matcha. Already a matcha pro? Step up your game by making these matcha rice krispies.