Dunkin' Donuts released a Sweet & Salted Cold Brew drink featuring an unexpected ingredient: salted whipped cream. Facebook commenters are already sounding off on the brand's announcement, claiming the whipped cream is far too salty and the cold brew is not sweet enough to balance things out. Another said even cream and sugar won't simmer down the saltiness but that a hefty splash of International Delight Almond Joy toned things down. However, one avid fan (who has ordered four of these beverages this week alone) says the trick is that you must stir the whipped cream into the drink before sipping on it. Otherwise, the flavors will be off.
This isn't the first time a coffee brand has attempted the sweet and salty trend. Starbucks sells a Salted Caramel Mocha with turbinado sugar-smoked salt sprinkled on top of the whipped cream. That sweet salt is addictive, and I personally love adding it to all of my Starbucks beverages. I'm certainly curious about Dunkin' Donuts' salted whipped cream topping and would love to try it. I bet the saltiness could be subdued by taking a tip from Starbucks and sprinkling sugar in the raw on top.