Dunkin’ Donuts to Remove the Coffee Coolatta from Its Menu
By Erica Abbott
Fans of the Coffee Coolatta won’t be running on the classic Dunkin’ drink for much longer. Dunkin’ Donuts announced that the iconic frozen beverage will be discontinued in the next few months and replaced by a new Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee.
According to CNBC, the coffee chain’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Chris Fuqua said the drink simply “isn’t good enough” anymore. The new Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee will be introduced this summer and will feature “a special extract that contains Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend coffee, blended with ice and dairy,” the Huffington Post reports.
The Coolatta originally debuted in the mid-1990s and while the classic will no longer be available, the fruity Coolatta will still provide those perfect summertime vibes. Other frozen drinks and fruit smoothies will be included on the menu as well.
Social media users had a lot of feelings about Dunkin’ Donuts discontinuing the Coffee Coolatta. See how they responded below:
Social Media Reacts to Dunkin’ Donuts Removing Coffee Coolatta
I haven’t had one in eons, but the Coffee Coolatta was my gateway into coffee addition. Rest easy, sweet prince. pic.twitter.com/RhOZYHfHLA
— Amy Derjue (@derjue) March 22, 2017
Omg @DunkinDonuts why would you ever discontinue the coffee coolatta?! I’m disappointed
— Lindsey Warner (@lindsey_warn3r) March 23, 2017
The coffee coolatta is the greatest invention of the 90’s. Crazy. I’m legit crying #SaveTheCoffeeCoolatta
— ShipMasterFlex (@KidNamedShippee) March 23, 2017
— Anyssa Buchanan (@anyssab24) March 22, 2017
Adieu, Coolatta. First sip was always delicious. 15th sip was always disgusting. https://t.co/0I23lBRWJa
— Andrew J Beaton (@andrewjbeaton) March 23, 2017
Dunkin is discontinuing their #coffeecoolatta in a few months so now all I want is a coffee coolatta
— Ally Reid (@ashallann) March 23, 2017
This Coffee Coolatta decision is New Coke all over again only I can’t stock up on the old stuff until Coolatta Classic comes out in 2018.
— Marshall Hook (@marshallhook) March 23, 2017
What is the world coming to when @DunkinDonuts is getting rid of the coffee coolatta? Very unfair. Very sad.
— Travis (@2Pompous4You) March 23, 2017
Dunkin Donuts is discontinuing the coffee coolatta? But that was the highlight and defining point of my adventures with coffee I’m ?
— prompto’s freckles (@kurikaeshii) March 23, 2017
— Kevin McGowan Jr (@kevinmcgowanjr) March 22, 2017
Will you miss the Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Coolatta? Are you excited for the new drink? Sound off in the comments section below!
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