Spicy and donut are two words that, historically, do not go together. But it’s 2020, and time to open your mind to new possibilities. Especially because Dunkin has created a Spicy Ghost Pepper donut, just in time for Halloween. Forget the old rules and try something truly crazy.
2020 is a terrible year, that breaks no ground. But it’s not ALL terrible. Along with a crazy amount of beloved entertainers passing away and that whole pandemicky thing people keep talking about, there have been a few positive developments this calendar year. It’s been a kinda fun food year, especially when it comes to overly sweet treats like a Reese’s Breakfast Snack Cake and Cinnamon Toast Crunch’s Cinnadust.
And now fast food spiciness is no longer relegated to chicken. Dunkin’ is now serving a Spicy Ghost Pepper donut. The special donut was created for Halloween but will be available until December. It’s a normal donut with a spicy strawberry icing containing a blend of cayenne and ghost pepper. It’s topped with some red sanding sugar, giving it a perfect pairing of spicy and sweet.
🔥 A donut… but make it SPICY!🔥 Introducing the Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut ft. strawberry flavored icing with cayenne & ghost pepper for a sweet heat treat at Dunkin’. 👻 🌶️ Grab one & show your spicy side. 🔥🍩 pic.twitter.com/dYgBp7eCMj
— Dunkin’ (@dunkindonuts) October 14, 2020
While it sounds pretty cool, it’s also part of Dunkin’s larger Halloween effort.
“While our classic bakery offering has plenty of crave-worthy treats, we’re excited to show our spicy side with a donut that packs a touch of heat with something sweet,” a Dunkin’ rep said in a press release.
Here’s the thing: it sounds interesting. But, early reports indicate it’s actually…good. Like, quite good.
— Javier 🐝 Candyman 5X 🔪 (@TeflonGeek) October 14, 2020
Had a sample of the ghost pepper donut from dunking today and it was soooooo good
— Ry dolla $ign (@RWalkusky) October 12, 2020
I think my new favorite donut is @dunkindonuts new Halloween ghost pepper donut. If you’re scared to try it don’t be. It’s really good I promise and surprisingly not that spicy. Just enough to be great.
— Rebekah (@_Quackers_) October 14, 2020