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Dunkin' Donuts Flavors, In Order Of Greatness

Boston Kreme Boston Strong.
01/05/2015 05:40pm ET | Updated January 5, 2015

Of all the incredible doughnuts out there, the ones from Dunkin' Donuts may not rank among our favorites. (With gourmet doughnuts from spots like Brooklyn's Dough and homemade beauties like these old fashioned sour cream doughnuts or these Nutella-filled sugar doughnuts, it's just hard to compete.) Dunkin' Donuts will always hold a special place in our hearts, however, for nostalgia's sake, for Boston pride (if you're from Massachusetts, in which case you call it "Dunkies") and for those times when you don't want something fancy or surprising, but something totally predictable and maybe even mediocre.

We're not saying all doughnuts from Dunkin' are mediocre (but come on, they kind of are). Some are definitely amazing, some suck, but the real truth about Dunkin's donuts is that they bring us back. Back to a time when bringing a box of doughnuts or Munchkins® into class for your birthday made you the coolest kid in school, to a time when the most thinking you did on a road trip was deciding which doughnut to choose, and maybe to last Monday morning when one of your colleagues showed up with doughnuts just because. Dunkin' Donuts gives us a special feeling, beside the self-loathing we feel after eating one too many. They may not be the best, but they're in a league of their own.

Of course, not all Dunkin' doughnuts give us that warm and fuzzy feeling. Some actually make us kind of sick to our stomachs. In the grand canon of doughnuts from "Dunkies," not all flavors are created equal. Here the best and worst Dunkin' Donuts doughnuts ranked from worst to best, in a totally subjective, non-scientific order.

16
Maple Frosted Pumpkin Donut
Dunkin' Donuts Burlington, Vermont
Fake maple overload + fake pumpkin = fake fall nightmare.
15
PEEPS® Donuts
JasonTromm/Flickr
Sad. Just sad.
14
The Croissant Donut
Facebook/Dunkin' Donuts
Because it's definitely not a Cronut™, and because it's way past time that everybody stopped talking about Cronuts™, we have no interest in this one. (Cronuts™ came out in 2013, y'all.)
13
Powdered Cake Donut
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The only powdered doughnuts in our lives are Entenmann's powdered doughnuts. All others are inferior and just create a needless mess.
12
Chocolate Frosted
Facebook/Dunkin' Donuts
It's not the best, but it'll do in a pinch or an emergency coffee run when you're hung over, or just putting off work for a few more seconds.
11
Crumb Cake Donut
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There's something about that fake crumb topping. Something slightly off-putting, something not quite right, but something that keeps you coming back for more.
10
Glazed Yeast Donut
Facebook/Dunkin' Donuts
It's no glazed Krispy Kreme, but it's comforting, complete and we love it for what it is. Please just hold the breakfast sandwich.
9
Strawberry Frosted
mhaithaca/Flickr
This is childhood.
8
French Cruller
ASSOCIATED PRESS
The fluted shape gives the glaze more surface area to cover the donut and turn it from blasé to brilliant. While the French would absolutely object to this doughnut be classified as "French," if we're stuck at DD's, we'll reach for a French Cruller any day of the week.
7
Glazed Sour Cream Donut
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YES NOW PLEASE THANK YOU.
6
Blueberry Cobbler Donut
Dunkin' Donut
It's like if a blueberry muffin and jelly donut had a baby. A beautiful baby.
5
Coffee Roll
Dunkin' Donuts
If you haven't had one of these, this is what your breakfast looks like tomorrow.
4
Limited Edition Brownie Batter Donut
Alison Spiegel
Valentine's Day doesn't exactly make us jump for joy, but when Dunkin' announced its special V-Day donuts last year, we did a lot of jumping and a lot of eating. We're praying the limited edition Brownie Batter Donuts come back this year, because their filling IS brownie batter -- grainy texture and all.
3
Jelly Donut
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It's a classic, and it's so damn good.
2
Boston Kreme Donut
chedderfish/Flickr
Boston Kreme Boston Strong. This vanilla custard-filled doughnut covered with chocolate frosting is one for the ages.
1
Double Chocolate Cake Donut
Dunkin' Donuts
Chocolate glaze on a chocolate doughnut. You can't get much better than that. This is the perfect Dunkin' donut. Deal with it.

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