The Truth Behind Dunkin Donuts Coolatta Ingredients

Are there actual ingredients in a Dunkin Donuts Coolatta or just chemicals?

When it comes to drinks at Dunkin Donuts, you have options. All of them may not be good, but hey, at least they are trying to diversify their menu. So, when we saw the Dunkin Donuts Coolatta flavors on the menu we had to see how their sugar and calorie content compared to their Frozen Coffee and Refreshers. After taking a closer look at the ingredients and nutritional value, we weren’t exactly shocked that the Dunkin Donuts Coolatta flavors are far worse than we could have even imagined. In fact, the only ingredient we found that was healthy was…well, water. Don’t believe us? Here’s a complete breakdown:

Blue Raspberry Coolatta at Dunkin Donuts

Blue Raspberry Coolatta at Dunkin Donuts

Remember those warm, summer days when your parents would drive you out to the local farm to pick freshly ripened blue raspberries off the bushes? No? Are you sure? Well, that’s because blue raspberries don’t exist. This Frankenstein fruit flavor comes straight from a lab in the form of artificial flavors and sugars. So, if you thought for even a moment that raspberry was involved in the making of the Blue Raspberry Coolatta at Dunkin Donuts, think again. 

Blue Raspberry Coolatta Ingredients

Since blue raspberry isn’t even a real fruit, it is interesting to see what ingredients make up this fictitious-fruit drink. Look closely and you’ll discover that most, if not all of the ingredients in a Blue Raspberry Coolatta come straight from a lab. The only real ingredient in this entire drink is water — and we’re afraid to ask if it’s filtered, spring or tap 

  • Water 
  • Blue Raspberry Flavored Coolatta Concentrate: Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), 
  • Blue 1; Liquid Cane Sugar: Pure Cane Sugar, Water, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).

So if you are looking for heaping helpings of sugar, salt, sugar, and more salt…this drink checks all those boxes and then some!

Blue Raspberry Coolatta Calories

If the ingredients alone haven’t scared you off from this Dunkin Donuts Coolatta, perhaps the calories and sugar content will. Additionally, we never thought we would say this, but the Electric Berry Lemonade at Jamba Juice might actually be better than this when it comes to blue sugar drinks? At least Jamba’s monstrosity has real fruit in it.

  • Small Blue Raspberry Coolatta
    • Calories: 230
    • Sugar: 55g
  • Medium Blue Raspberry Coolatta
    • Calories: 350g
    • Sugar: 83g
  • Large Blue Raspberry Coolatta
    • Calories: 460g
    • Sugar: 110g

Strawberry Coolatta at Dunkin Donuts

Strawberry Coolatta at Dunkin Donuts

Ahhhh, finally a Dunkin Donuts Coolatta that contains actual, real fruit. Just kidding. As fruity as the Strawberry Coolatta sounds, this drink has never seen the likes of a real strawberry since its inception in 1994. In fact, this drink is yet another laboratory experiment gone wrong, but hey, at least it sounds healthy right?

What’s in a Strawberry Coolatta?

If you want to go picking strawberries to put in your Dunkin Donuts Coolatta, you’ll have to make your way to the laboratory instead of the farmer’s market. This drink is packed with preservatives, salts, and a myriad of sugars — but hey, there’s 2% (or less) of carrot juice…but for color purposes only.

Pro Tip: if you want to order a healthy version of the Strawberry Coolatta, ask the barista for a cup of water and hold everything else.

Strawberry Coolatta Ingredients

  • Water 
  • Strawberry Coolatta Base: Water, Sugar, Strawberry Puree Concentrate, Citric Acid, Contains 2% or less of: Carrot Concentrate (Color), Xanthan Gum, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Lime Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate (Preservatives), Paprika Extract (Color); 
  • Liquid Cane Sugar: Pure Cane Sugar, Water, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative)

Strawberry Coolatta Calories

In terms of calories and sugar content, the Strawberry Coolatta doesn’t differ from the Blue Raspberry Coolatta. In fact, equally are just as terrible to order, but we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves:

  • Small Strawberry Coolatta
    • Calories: 240
    • Sugar: 55g
  • Medium Strawberry Coolatta
    • Calories: 350
    • Sugar: 83g
  • Large Strawberry Coolatta
    • Calories: 470
    • Sugar: 106g

Vanilla Bean Coolatta at Dunkin Donuts

Vanilla Bean Coolatta at Dunkin Donuts

You can’t go wrong with vanilla, right? At least one of every edible treat out there has a vanilla flavor, even if it is the most boring flavor out of the bunch (we’re looking at you ice cream). So when we saw the Vanilla Bean Coolatta offering at Dunkin’, our minds imagined chefs in the kitchen tirelessly scraping vanilla paste out of the bean and formulating this frozen mixture. Wrong.

Vanilla Bean Coolatta Ingredients

Sadly, yet not surprised, no vanilla (nor beans)  was used in the making of this Coolatta at Dunkin. In fact, if you take a close look at the ingredients, artificial flavors are used to create the taste and flavor of vanilla bean in their signature “syrup”.  However, we were delighted to see that water had once again made its return in the recipe, making this the only palatable item in the entire cup.

  • Water 
  • Milk 
  • Vanilla Bean Flavored Syrup: Sugar, Sweetened Condensed Nonfat Milk (Nonfat Milk, Sugar), Water, Corn Syrup, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Salt 
  • Liquid Cane Sugar: Pure Cane Sugar, Water, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).

Vanilla Bean Coolatta Calories

When it comes to sugars and calories, this drink has them and then some. In fact, the Vanilla Bean Coolatta makes the other Coolatta offerings look like the diet versions of their signature drink. We’re not surprised since this drink is mostly syrups, preservatives, and sugars (in all forms). As bland and basic as vanilla may be, we’d stay far, far away from this one.

  • Small Vanilla Bean Coolatta
    • Calories: 390
    • Sugar: 83g
  • Medium Vanilla Bean Coolatta
    • Calories: 590
    • Sugar: 125g
  • Large Vanilla Bean Coolatta
    • Calories: 790
    • Sugar: 167g

What are your thoughts on the Dunkin Donuts Coolatta?

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