Thursday, January 9, 2014

Review: Sliced Turkey Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts' new Sliced Turkey Breakfast Sandwich is, DD claims, "the tastiest 310 calories you'll ever eat." It's an addition to the "DD Smart" (400 calories or less) portion of the Dunkin' menu.

Here's what the sandwich looks like on the DD website:

And here's what our sandwich looked like when we unwrapped it:

That's an attractive sandwich. Our first thought on unwrapping the Sliced Turkey Breakfast Sandwich was "yum!" It smelled great, and it looked great with the toasty flatbread and those grilled turkey slices hanging over the edge.

The flatbread is new-for-Dunkin' multigrain, and it was impressive on its own. The flatbread was crispy, toasty, around the edges, giving a good crunch on the initial bites. But it was softer in the middle, where the good crunch transitioned to a nice chew. And you can actually see the multi-grains that are in this multigrain bread.

The flavor of turkey is easily overwhelmed in many fast food sandwiches. But with three slices of good, grilled turkey on this sandwich, that turkey flavor really came through and carried the sandwich.

It carried the sandwich, but didn't mask the sharpness of the melty cheese, and that's another good thing about the Sliced Turkey Breakfast Sandwich. These flavors and textures really work together. The cheese is reduced fat cheddar, but the flavor is still sharp even without all the fat.

If we want to quibble with something, it has to be a small quibble, because we loved this Dunkin' Donuts breakfast sandwich: The egg could have used a bit more pepper. Those freshly ground pepper flakes so obvious in the beauty shot above were not nearly so prominent - to the eye or the tongue - on ours.

Overall, the Dunkin' Donuts Sliced Turkey Breafast Sandwich was a very satisfying and flavorful sandwich. Fast food restaurants can vary greatly in quality, of course, but if your Dunkin' Donuts is as well-run as ours, then we highly recommend this sandwich. If you try one, let us know what you think of it in comments.

We paid $3.69 for ours, which was well worth it. That's great value for such a delicious sandwich, and one that won't bust your belt, either.

The Sliced Turkey Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts has 310 calories, 9 grams of fat (3.5g of which is saturated). If you're watching your salt intake, be careful: it carries 1,100 grams of salt (46-percent of the RDA).

We give this DD sandwich a rating of 5 out of 5.

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