Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' is ringing in the New Year with the return of two popular coffee flavors inspired by iconic Girl Scout Cookies. Under a licensing agreement with GSUSA, Dunkin' will bring back Coconut Caramel and Thin Mints inspired coffee flavors. The flavors will be available Jan. 1 through the beginning of spring 2020 at participating Dunkin' restaurants nationwide.
The Thin Mints coffee flavor features the classic cookie's combination of cool mint and decadent chocolate, while the Coconut Caramel coffee flavor features toasted coconut and creamy caramel, the company says. Guests can purchase the Coconut Caramel and Thin Mints coffee flavors as part of the brand's handcrafted espresso experience, with state-of-the-art espresso equipment for optimal espresso bean extraction and a new recipe for a stronger and more robust flavor profile, it adds. Both also are available in Dunkin's full lineup of hot and iced coffee, Cold Brew, frozen coffee and frozen chocolate.
To help support local Girl Scout troops and encourage the next generation of female entrepreneurs and business leaders, Dunkin' franchisees will once again welcome Girl Scouts participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program to select Dunkin' locations across the country to sell their signature Girl Scout Cookies.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls about entrepreneurship as they have fun learning essential skills like money management, public speaking, and decision-making, which set them up for a lifetime of success, the association says. Each and every purchase stays local to power amazing experiences and leadership opportunities for girls in communities across the United States, including travel, outdoor adventure, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming, it adds.
"Girl Scout Cookie season is as welcomed and anticipated as the ball dropping on New Year's Eve, and we're thrilled to celebrate by bringing two smile-eliciting Girl Scout Cookie inspired flavors back to guests' coffees in 2020," said Patty Healy, Dunkin's senior director of integrated marketing, in a statement. "We are proud to support Girl Scouts of the USA's mission to build the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders, as it's the leadership and entrepreneurialism of small business owners that has fueled the success of our own brand, too. We are especially proud that our franchisees are committed to fueling the entrepreneurial spirit of the Girl Scouts by welcoming local troops to sell cookies at their restaurants.”
Barry Horowitz, GSUSA chief revenue officer, added: "We are grateful to Dunkin' for sharing our signature flavors with a larger audience and opening their doors to Girl Scout entrepreneurs again this cookie season. Each cookie purchase is an investment in girl leaders of today and the future, and girls learn imperative entrepreneurship skills through each sale. Dunkin' is making it possible for more girls to have fun and impactful experiences through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.”
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