Sure, we've all heard about Dunkin' Donuts' crazy dried pork doughnut in China, but it seems like there's a slew of strangely flavored doughnuts abroad, running the gamut from sweet to savory (Photo Credit: Sue Ding).
Fruit-flavored doughnuts aren't rare at all (the wild blueberry from Doughnut Plant and Donut Man's strawberry doughnut constantly have us salivating), but some flavors, like durian, sound like extreme adventures in eating.
And sure, Psycho Donuts may have something called the Dead Elvis doughnut, but that has nothing on the savory "Black Cheese Topping Donut" on offer in Indonesia.
Here, we've rounded up the craziest (some of them actually sound delicious) doughnut flavors we found from Dunkin' Donuts locations around the world. You'll hardly recognize these all-American staples abroad.
- Jessica Chou, The Daily Meal
Where to get them: Singapore What it is: No official word on what exactly these creations are, but we imagine they're pretty self-explanatory. Wasabi paste or dried seaweed and cheese on a doughnut? Hmm... We imagine: Philadelphia sushi rolls (with cream cheese) are relatively popular in America, although not very traditional. Perhaps that’s the appeal? Slideshow: Top Picnic Destinations in America Photo Credit: © Coltmonday
Where to get them: China What it is: Basically, Dunkin’ has taken doughnut holes and treated them like savory beignets. They come in flavors like "spicy, roast, and pizza," and are supposedly a "sweet/savory treat." We imagine: Doughnut chips. Slideshow: Best Small Towns for Food Photo Credit: © Dunkin' Donuts
Where to get them: Texas What it is: Obviously this doughnut isn’t technically from abroad, but we figured we might as well toss in one strange, regional menu item. In Texas, Dunkin’ Donuts serves kolaches, a treat often found in Czech bakeries. A typical kolache is a soft, sweet, yeasty roll filled with apricots, prunes, cheese, poppy seeds, or sausage. The Dunkin’ version uses a cheesy smoked sausage link, which may not be weird, but doesn’t usually come in a doughnut. Fill it with apricots and we’ve got another story. We imagine: A slightly sweet hot dog wrapped in a super soft bun. Slideshow: 15 Hot Dogs from Around the World Photo Credit: © Dunkin' Donuts
Where to get them: Thailand What it is: Apparently, this flavor is very popular in Asia, although it doesn’t sound all that great. Dunkin’ takes a traditional glazed doughnut, adds dried, shredded chicken, and tops it off with Thai chile paste. We imagine: A weirdly sugary taco. Just add Sriracha. Slideshow: Most Unique Cooking Classes Around the World Photo Credit: © Dunkin' Donuts
Where to get them: China, Korea, Thailand, Japan What it is: Mochi, or glutinous rice, is actually delicious and deserves more credit than its name implies. Plus, the doughnuts tear apart in adorable rounds and come in flavors like green tea, chocolate, banana, and mango. We imagine: All the goodness of mochi combined with the frosting of a doughnut. Just add ice cream. Slideshow: 9 Most inspiring Travel Movies Photo Credit: © Dunkin' Donuts
Where to get them: Thailand What it is: Pitched as "paradise in a doughnut," this fruity creation is a glazed doughnut with toasted almonds, whipped cream, cherries, kiwi, and pineapple. We imagine: A cross between a piña colada and a cupcake. Click here to see More Wild Dunkin' Donut Flavors Photo Credit: © Dunkin' Donuts
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