Profiles in Roughage: The Toasted Coconut Donut


The thing about the toasted coconut donut at Dunkin’ Donuts is that they take the time to toast the coconut. I mean really: wouldn’t the plain coconut donut be enough? Do we really need such an indulgance? And yet they spoil us.

Today’s toasted coconut donut featured a soft chewy interior complemented by the crunchy, textured exterior. The toasting gave it all a nice campfire flavor and went perfect dunked in my Dunnkin’ Donuts coffee. All in all, a stellar dining experience.

11 thoughts on “Profiles in Roughage: The Toasted Coconut Donut”

  1. The toasted coconut is definitely my favorite Dunkin Donuts offering, but I really miss the highly underrated Whole-Wheat Donut. I know it sounds yucky, but it sure was good.

    The worst Dunkin Donut, on the other hand, is the official donut of the town where I went to high school, Macon, Georgia. It’s a filled donut with chocolate icing on top and MARSHMALLOW CREAM inside–totally barfalicious.

  2. Have you by chance tried the Sour Creme Donut at Dunkin Donuts? If not you should give it a go–it’s delicious. I always fancied myself a Krispy Kreme person, but since I work in a building with a Dunkin Donuts in the lobby they’re slowly winning me over.

  3. It’s a donut. There are cakes that have sour cream in them (including all the best pound cake recipes), so why not in a donut?

  4. have you tried

    Holey Donuts ultra low fat gourmet donuts in nyc? they bake em…awesome!!!

  5. “Holey Donuts!(tm)

    Okay, full disclosure: I like Holey Donuts so much that I invested in the company.

    They’re sinfully tasty and lower in fat and calories than regular doughnuts.

    You gotta try ’em to believe ’em!

    ” Every Day with Rachael Ray”

    October 2006

    – Less than 4 grams of fat unlike the 20 grams of fat in traditional donuts

    – Independent lab assayed for fat content!

    – Used and endorsed by Zone Chefs in NY and LA

    – 25 % fewer calories than regular donuts

    – zero trans-fats

    – zero cholesterol ,No artificial sweeteners or fat substitutes,and they taste great.

    as seen on the CBS morning show and PEOPLE magazine NOV 27,2006

    Real donuts made from real donut ingredients. No artificial fats ,chemicals or sweeteners

    Ultra low Fat content proven by an FDA approved lab (results online at


  6. The Holy Grail of Donuts…the Low Fat Donut

    Forget the ridiculous hype on the new zero trans fat donuts out there.

    You should do a story about Holey Donuts!, based out of Brooklyn. They

    are Ultra Low Fat, Zero Trans Fats and FABULOUS. Zone Diet even buys

    from them.

  7. I will agree that the Coconut Donut was the highlight of my first Dunkin Donut sampling experiment. I highly recomend the Boston Cream over the Bavarian Cream as well. And it is hard to go wrong with a sour cream donut from anywhere. Arguablely the best style donut in existance. Although I am a fan of cake style over yeast style in general.

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