Dunkin' Donuts Launches Cosmic Coolattas & Space Snacks

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By Ethan L. Johns
May 01, 2018

Image: Dunkin’ Donuts

We’re no rocket scientists, but we’re pretty sure space food is hot right now. Whether you’re making Galaxy Mirror Cakes or launching garlic bread into outer space, you are trendy AF. Now, Dunkin’ Donuts is too.

That’s because on Monday, the international coffee and doughnut chain released a stellar new line of Cosmic Coolattas and some space-themed treats, available for a limited time.

For the uninitiated, the Dunkin’ Donuts Coolatta is like an icy asteroid belt in a cup (ahem, it’s a slushie). Following the colorful, blended-and-swirled beverage trend so often reserved for horned rainbow creatures, Dunkin’ Donuts came up with two new Cosmic Coolatta options for the upcoming warm months, each available in size small for $2 a pop until May 27th.

The Cosmic Cotton Candy Coolatta features a cotton candy-flavored mixture underneath blue raspberry, while the Cosmic Pineapple Coolatta gets a more fruit-forward blast of pineapple and blue raspberry. Ground Control to Major Dunkin’, we spy swirling, twirling colors in a cup.

On the food front, the cosmonauts in the Dunkin’ Donuts test kitchen crafted the Comet Candy Donut, which is a cotton candy-flavored doughnut that looks like it’s been hit with a bunch of pastel-colored asteroids.

So while the man on the moon is made of cheese, Dunkin’ would have us believe that the rest of the cosmos tastes like cotton candy. It seems as though there is still mystery left in the universe after all.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns