Dunkin’ is adding one other dairy different to its menu.
More than 4 years after it first started providing almond milk, the Canton-based espresso firm introduced Thursday that it plans to provide oat milk — the more and more well-liked plant-based beverage — as an possibility for its espresso drinks nationwide this spring.
As customers more and more undertake non-dairy milks for dietary and environmental causes, Dunkin’ says their prospects will likely be ready to order oat milk in each scorching and iced coffees, espresso drinks, and frozen drinks.
“We are excited to soon add oatmilk to menus nationwide to give our guests another deliciously creamy alternative to milk or cream,” the corporate mentioned in assertion.
While the remainder of the nation may have to wait till spring for the national rollout, Dunkin’ additionally mentioned Thursday that it is providing free samples of its oat milk latte in California (the place the model opened its 100th location final summer season) each Friday this month from eight a.m. to 10 a.m., whereas provides final.
The announcement comes just some days after Dunkin’s rival Starbucks introduced Tuesday it had begun providing oat milk, together with an oat milk honey latte, at round 1,300 places throughout the Midwest, as well as to increasing its national menu of non-dairy espresso drinks. The firm had beforehand provided oat milk solely in Europe and a handful of U.S. places.
Starbucks will get its oat milk from Oatly, the Swedish firm whose founder initially invented the beverage within the 1990s. On the opposite hand, a Dunkin’ spokesperson informed Boston.com that they’re utilizing Planet Oat, the oat milk model launched final yr by Hood, a fellow Massachusetts-bred firm (we’ll defer to the consultants on which model tastes higher).