Thursday, April 2, 2009

Travels with Brownie: Dunkin Donuts in Bogotá

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A very wise woman (here's looking at you, LRC) once told me that her first stop in any foreign country is the McDonalds to see what local favorites the fast food giant has co-opted. So when I spotted a Dunkin Donuts at El Dorado airport in Bogotá I was curious to see if Colombian Dunkin Donuts were any different than their American counterparts. And they were...


Perusing the display case amongst the typical chocolate frosted donuts and powdered sugar donuts filled with fresa (strawberry) or cream, there were donuts filled with guayaba (guava) and arequipe (a caramel spread similar to dulce de leche), and a chocolate frosted donut covered in mani (peanuts). Oh yeah!

Dunkin Donuts case at El Dorado airport

This Dunkin Donuts drive by turned into a must stop. Lawman and I picked up one arequipe donut and one choco-mani donut.

Chocomani Donuts!

They were both de-freaking-licious. And I'm not sure why they don't have either of these flavors on the menu in the US.

Arequipe Donuts

We polished off our donuts waiting for our flight to Santa Marta we noticed that many of our fellow passengers were holding Dunkin Donuts bags. Apparently Dunkin Donuts are a very popular gift for Colombians to take home to their families in the provinces.


Blondie, I hope the international terminal has a Dunkin Donuts outpost so I can bring you one!


Bear Silber said...

Wow, that's one perfect looking rack o' doughnuts :)

Cakespy said...

OK, I'm baffled by the fact that there is a Dunkin Donuts in Bogota but NOT in Seattle. I simply can't be delicate about it: WTF!?

Liz said...

I went to a DD in spain while traveling alone once and they were giving out free orange and pink soccer balls with a dozen donut purchase. I SO wanted one to take back with me, if only I had a place for the dozen donuts...
THAT donut looks insane and delicious.

Christopher said...

Last month I was in Abu Dhabi, where in addition to Dunkin Donuts, they also have Krispy Kreme. Alas, the offerings at both were not discernibly different from their US counterparts.