Jan 17, 2018

Dunkin' Donuts Removes Artificial Dyes from Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts has removed artificial dyes from their donuts in the US as part of a larger effort to remove artificial dyes from all Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins food and beverages in the US by the end of 2018.

The brand contends that you'll find it difficult to see the color difference in the reformulated donuts. Dyes/food coloring are notably found in the chain's donut icing, sprinkles, and some donut fillings.

By the end of the year, Dunkin' Donuts is on track to further remove artificial dyes from other menu items including frozen beverages, baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee flavorings.

Also by the end of the year, sister brand Baskin-Robbins will remove synthetic dyes from the menu, including ice cream (both in scoops shops and packaged at retailers), syrups, sauces, sprinkles, and beverages.

Exceptions to the changes include select supplier-branded ingredients produced by other companies that are used as toppings, ice cream inclusions, or decorative elements. Baskin-Robbins will take a longer period of time to find replacements for the decorative elements on its ice cream cakes.

Photo via Dunkin' Donuts.

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