Heart-Shaped Doughnuts Return to Dunkin'

Offering two varieties in time for Valentine's Day

CANTON, Mass. -- In time for Valentine's Day season, Dunkin' Donuts, has added two seasonal doughnuts. The Cupid's Choice Donut is a heart-shaped donut filled with Bavarian Kreme, topped with strawberry icing and a mix of pink, white and red heart-shaped sprinkles. The new Chocolate Heart Donut is a chocolate frosted heart-shaped doughnut with vanilla buttercreme filling, topped with chocolate chips.

Both doughnuts will be available at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide through the end of February.

"We introduced heart-shaped doughnuts last Valentine's Day as our first-ever shaped doughnuts, and they were extremely popular with our guests as a fun, delicious and inexpensive treat for enjoying the holiday at work or at home," said Stan Frankenthaler, Dunkin' Brands' executive chef and vice president of product innovation.

"We are pleased to bring back our Cupid's Choice Donut, and offer our new Chocolate Heart Donut, as two sweet ways for sweethearts and all doughnut lovers to celebrate this Valentine's Day."

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is an "all-day, everyday" stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, doughnut, bagel and muffin categories. The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.