The first thing most of us do when we wake in the morning is seek out the nearest cup of coffee -- don't judge if that doesn't sound like you.
Sure, it's an addiction (which we realize is a problem), but the routine and the sweet taste of the caffeinated-beverage is just too damned good.
Although an excuse is never needed to indulge in a morning -- or all-day -- brew, the lack of a price tag makes it that much more enjoyable.
Today, Wednesday, March 19 Dunkin' Donuts is offering free iced coffees.
Just before the official start of spring, participating Dunkin' Donuts locations are hosting a "Free Iced Coffee Day" -- we're not sure if it's a nice gesture or a consolation for the impending heat.
South Florida-area stores are handing out 16-ounce cups of Dunkin' Donuts' freshly brewed iced coffee, available in original blend and a new dark roast.
If straight-up coffee isn't your thing, eight flavors are offered as additions: French vanilla, hazelnut, toasted almond, blueberry, coconut, cinnamon, caramel, and raspberry.
For those of you who can't dampen the need for caffeine until next week, the chain is serving a number of St. Patrick's Day specials for all of March.
The monthly menu includes St. Patrick's-themed options like Irish Crème and Mocha Irish Crème Coffees and Lattes, Lucky Mint Coolatta®, Mint Hot Chocolate, and two new donuts: Mint OREO® and Mint OREO® Creme.
Visit dunkindonuts.com/dunkindonuts, for location information.
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