Dunkin’ Donuts is consistently ranked one of the top coffee shops around, and with over 11,000 restaurants in more than 30 countries. In early 2014, during a time when expanding fast-food breakfast options was all the rage, Dunkin’ Donuts found a new way to offer something different. The chain’s Eggs Benedict was introduced right around when Taco Bell announced it would soon serve breakfast items, including a waffle taco and a breakfast wrap. And McDonald’s extended its breakfast hours to 11 am. Dunkin’s new breakfast item was only available for a limited time, but in case it comes back, you’ll know what to expect after reading our Dunkin Donuts Eggs Benedict review.
History and Inspiration
Dunkin’ Donuts stays on top of its game, offering new, exciting menu items while also providing consistency in service and quality. The Eggs Benedict Breakfast Sandwich was available all day at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide for a limited time, so what was the idea behind it? For starters, the chain wasn’t trying to serve its customers authentic Hollandaise sauce, but instead, to create a Hollandaise-flavored sauce with a consistency closer to cream cheese so that it could be spread quickly onto an English muffin. The traditional sauce may have been too complicated for employees to perfect, so the cream cheese consistency was meant to make the job easier and faster. It was confusing if one wasn’t familiar with Hollandaise sauce!
Dunkin’ Donuts Eggs Benedict Review
The Eggs Benedict Breakfast Sandwich was an interesting spin on a traditional sit-down breakfast and brunch classic- except it was served on-the-go. It featured an egg, Black Forest ham, and creamy Hollandaise flavored spread on an oven-toasted English Muffin.
1. Taste and Texture [2/5]
At first glance, the Eggs Benedict looks like a yummy breakfast sandwich that you’d find at McDonald’s or Burger King. But the taste is somewhat disappointing. The Hollandaise-flavored sauce tastes more like mayonnaise with a hint of lemon, and I’m not a fan of tons of mayo on my sandwiches. The egg was decent. Instead of an egg patty, the sandwich included a real egg with actual yolk and egg whites. The black forest ham is lost- it was thin, and the sauce overpowered the flavors. The English muffin could have been more fresh, but it was a bit hard. It didn’t remind me of any Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had, but it resembled more of an egg and ham sandwich with mayo sauce.
2. Are they healthy? [1/5]
You may have heard that Dunkin Donuts’ eggs are actually egg whites made with 12 ingredients. Yikes. Luckily, this egg looked natural, not processed, so that’s a plus. The egg and ham offer a decent amount of protein. It’s high in cholesterol and carbs, though, placing it down at the bottom of the list of healthy breakfast choices. You would be much better off ordering a different sandwich from the menu.
3. Are they Worth it? [1/5]
Everything is worth a try at least once, right? I was mostly curious about how Dunkin’ created its Hollandaise sauce, and I expected a fast-food version of a gourmet breakfast. How that was supposed to look and taste, I’m not sure- but this wasn’t quite it. For something with that much sauce on it, I think there should have been more ingredients packed inside, and even then, I would have scraped some of the sauce off. I’d pass on ordering this again if it were ever an option.
The Hollandaise sauce is really just a Hollandaise-flavored spread, similar to cream cheese. It’s not the traditional sauce, and it’s not the “gourmet” breakfast I expected. I definitely prefer Dunkin’s other breakfast sandwiches.
Dunkin’ Donuts Eggs Benedict Nutrition Facts
80 calories from fat
9 grams of fat
90 grams of cholesterol
790 milligrams of sodium
40 grams of carbohydrates
7 grams of fiber
6 grams of sugar
15 grams of protein
Dunkin’ Donuts Eggs Benedict Pricing
The Eggs benedict was offered for around $3.59 but varied across different locations. This is the same price as the Classic Egg & Cheese with (Ham, Bacon, or Sausage), and the Turkey Sausage Sandwich. While you won’t find the Eggs benedict on the current menu, you’ll find many other options on the Anytime Breakfast menu.
What did you think about our Dunkin’ Donuts Eggs Benedict review?
Were you able to taste the Eggs Benedict Sandwich while it was available at Dunkin’ Donuts? How did you like the Hollandaise sauce? How would you compare it to traditional Hollandaise sauce? We’d love to hear your comments below.