With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Dunkin' has debuted two sweet new drinks: the Pink Velvet Macchiato and the Pink Velvet Signature Latte.
As you might have guessed from the name, both the Pink Velvet Macchiato and Pink Velvet Signature Latte are inspired by the classic Valentine's Day dessert, red velvet cake. The Pink Velvet Signature Latte starts with Dunkin’s signature espresso, which is swirled with sweet red velvet cake flavoring, and then topped with whipped cream, chocolate powder, and a rich mocha drizzle. Similarly, the Pink Velvet Macchiato blends the chain’s espresso with red velvet cake flavor, but adds hints of cream cheese icing. According to Dunkin's press release, "when served iced, it creates a colorful pink-layered look for the perfect photo."
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Dunkin's New Pink Velvet Signature Latte Tastes Like Red Velvet Cake
1. Valentine's Day-inspired Beverages - There is a trending demand for seasonal beverages inspired by popular desserts during Valentine's Day, offering a unique and indulgent experience for customers.
2. Creative Flavor Pairings - Food and beverage companies are experimenting with unconventional flavor combinations, such as red velvet cake and coffee, to create innovative products that stand out in the market.
3. Instagrammable Menu Items - The rise of social media culture has led to an increased focus on visually appealing food and drink options that are shareable on platforms like Instagram, creating opportunities for brands to create photogenic offerings.
1. Coffee Chains - Coffee chains like Dunkin' can seize the trend of Valentine's Day-inspired beverages to attract customers and boost sales during the holiday season.
2. Bakery and Dessert Shops - Bakeries and dessert shops can leverage the creative flavor pairing trend by offering red velvet-inspired beverages and desserts, providing customers with unique and indulgent treats.
3. Food and Beverage Marketing - The demand for Instagrammable menu items presents opportunities for marketing agencies specializing in food and beverage to collaborate with brands and create visually appealing campaigns to attract a social media-savvy audience.