Dunkin’ Donuts is starting the new year off right by recently announcing its removal of artificial colors from all of their donuts! Back in March of 2017, Dunkin’ Donuts had a press release stating that by the end of 2018 all of their food and beverage products would be free of artificial dyes. Knowing that they’ve already tackled one of their biggest culprits of artificial colors, donuts, gives hope that they will follow suit with the rest of their products in the months to come.
Dunkin’ Donuts is now using fruit juices and extracts instead of artificial dyes in their donuts, which serves as a much healthier and safer option. One main reason being that artificial dyes are harmful for us to consume. Artificial colors like yellow 5 and yellow 6 have been linked to causing hyperactivity in children and red 40 has been linked to possibly causing cancer. The strawberry icing on Dunkin’ Donuts Strawberry Frosted Donut used to contain red 40 and the cream filling in Dunkin’ Donuts Boston Kreme Donut used to contain yellow 5 and yellow 6.
So by Dunkin’ taking out the harmful dyes from their donuts, it makes them a little better for us to consume. We say a little better since their donuts still contain controversial ingredients like natural and artificial flavors as well as added sugars derived from sugar, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup. Additionally, you can check out what’s in Dunkin’ Donuts other products and discover each product’s food score by using our Food Facts app! We will also update you when Dunkin’ Donuts takes out artificial dyes from their other products!