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Clarion reviews: Valentine’s Day treats

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Miya Sahgun

In light of the Valentine’s season, many fast food places offer festive treats for the holiday. Some of the places included Dunkin, Baskin Robbins, and Krispy Kreme. While some treats stood out, others fell short. Here are our opinions on each of these Valentine’s Day sweets.

Starting off with Dunkin, they offered an iced pink velvet macchiato (that you can get hot too) and a “Cupid’s Choice” donut. The macchiato is described as an espresso with red velvet cake flavoring and hints of cream cheese frosting. When you are given the drink, it looks very festive with the separation between the espresso and pink red velvet flavoring, but once it is mixed, it just looks like a regular iced macchiato, and, in our opinion, that is exactly how it tastes too. It was not a bad coffee, but we could not taste any of the red velvet cake or cream cheese frosting flavor. It really just tasted like iced coffee with lots of cream and sugar in it. Although it was not bad, we would not describe it as a good Valentine’s treat. Moving onto the “Cupid’s Choice” donut: the heart-shaped donut consisted of strawberry icing, pink and red sprinkles, and a Bavarian kreme filling. To be honest, neither of us like kreme filled donuts all that much, and this one was super sweet. It was almost overly sweet solely because of the icing. If you like very sweet and kreme filled donuts, this is a great option for you, but we would definitely pass.

Next, Baskin Robbins released an ice cream flavor exclusively for Valentine’s Day. By the name “Love Potion”, this ice cream was a white chocolate flavored base with raspberry swirls and chocolate chunks infused with more raspberry flavoring. This treat was definitely a favorite for us. The creamy white chocolate with the acidic punch of the berry along with the crunchy chocolate made for a delectable treat. What made it so delicious was that each bite was slightly different from the previous one because of the countless mix-ins. This ice cream easily stood out to us.

The last place we visited was Krispy Kreme. They had four Valentine’s Day donuts, two being fruity while the others were chocolatey. One of the two chocolate donuts, called “Without You I’d Crumble”, is a heart-shaped vanilla donut topped with chocolate frosting and a crumble of chocolate chip cookies. The donut is filled with a cookie dough flavored cream that is insanely sweet. If you love overly sweet treats, this is definitely the donut for you. For us, on the other hand, it had a little too much cream and not enough donut. Everything about it was sweet, which is technically the point, but it just was not appealing to either of us. Another donut that we tried was the “You’re Berry Sweet” donut. It was a heart-shaped donut dipped in strawberry icing and sprinkles and filled with cream. This donut was ABSURDLY sweet. Like OH. MY. GOODNESS. I felt like my teeth were deteriorating just by taking a bite of this donut. It was not enjoyable, in our opinion, and the flavor of the donut and the filling was not good enough to make up for how sweet it was. So, if you like donuts or treats that are very, very sweet, maybe this is a good option for you, but we personally do not think these donuts were worth the purchase.

In all, most of these sweets were overly sweet. While we know that them being very sweet is kind of the point, we think that it probably could have been toned down a bit, considering most of the treats were not even good. All we could focus on was the bamboozling sweetness that overwhelmed us very much. If you are the kind of person that LOVES treats that are very sweet and basically just plain sugar, these would probably be great desserts for you to try, but for us, we will be staying away from these SWEET treats.

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Chloe Borkowicz
Chloe Borkowicz, Features Editor
Chloe Borkowicz is overjoyed to be on the RBHS Clarion staff this year. Chloe is a sophomore in high school and participates in many activities. She enjoys playing volleyball, soccer, and guitar. She is on the Freshman volleyball team and hopes to try out for the RBHS soccer team in the spring. Chloe spends most of her time playing volleyball and hanging out with friends and family. She believes in the philosophy that dogs are better than cats and vanilla ice cream is superior to chocolate. In her free time, she loves listening to music (Rex Orange County, of course) and envies gingers, especially her favorite ginger, Izzie Marth. She lives in her humble abode with her mother, father, and older sister. Chloe enjoys having fun at the pool with friends in the summer and spends chilly winter nights sipping on warm chai tea lattes. One fun fact about this girl is she shares a birthday with her loving mother—she was the best birthday present her mom ever received. Chloe is known for being your local, soon-to-be soccer mom; if you ever need anything at all, this soccer mom is prepared with the best advice, extra snacks, a hair tie, and anything else you might need. Chloe is so thankful to be a part of the Clarion staff and is excited for the year ahead. Contact her at [email protected].
Izzie Marth
Izzie Marth, Opinions Editor
Izzie Marth is an Opinions Editor for the Clarion staff and is a Sophomore here at RB. She loves music and dancing. She is part of pupettes and her favorite style of dancing is contemporary. One of her favorite things to do is go to concerts with friends and family. She is also known for having great playlists on Spotify (way better than Quinn Hendricks ESPN playlists). She loves shopping and spends way too much money on clothes. She also loves playing guitar and mostly plays acoustic. Not great at actual advice like Chloe Borkowicz, but can definitely give you some song recommendations. Contact her at [email protected]
Miya Sahgun
Miya Sahgun, Graphic Designer
Miya Sahagun is a senior at Riverside Brookfield High School. They use any pronouns. She likes graffiti, their favorite color is purple, and she speaks spanish. His favorite Pokemon are Mimikyu and Gengar. They like DnD and reading-fantasy, horror, and dystopian being some of his favorite genres.      Contact at: [email protected]

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