Let’s face it; the waffle sandwich is nothing new. It has been done and redone. From savory to sweet, almost everything has been stuffed between two waffles (or one huge waffle folded in half in the case of the Disney World’s Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich). When I saw that Dunkin was introducing a breakfast sandwich, I was skeptical. With all of the waffle sandwiches that have been done, Dunkin has a pretty high standard to combat. Here, it all comes down to execution. Something that has been Dunkin’s weakness when it comes to their hot foods.
After paying my $4.12 (after 6% tax), I began the mental stopwatch to track the preparation of my 460-calorie mid-day snack.. I was pleasantly surprised as just a few sips into my cold brew with cream and mocha my sandwich was delivered hot. The thing that struck me first as I unwrapped the paper was the sweet smell of waffles. It wasn’t something with a rank reek of artificial maple or something the fine folks of Eggo couldn’t L’Eggo of. It smells like a waffle, and as I raised it to my mouth, it got the saliva pumping like I was Pavlov’s puppy.
Eggs – good. Cheese – good. Bacon – good, though I find it hilarious that companies continuously refer to bacon as “applewood smoked.” Are there other kinds? Can you smoke bacon with mesquite? Would it taste just as good? Better? Just like all caramel has to be “salted” now.
There is nothing exceptional about this sandwich. No fancy sauce or craft cheese. No zip line delivery system, but it was so good. Like really good. The waffles were crispy, not mushy or wet. The egg, bacon, and cheese blended together subtly without overwhelming the other ingredients. It was big enough to be filling while not leaving me too full and lethargic. In short …
Consume.Review.Repeat. gives Dunkin Donuts Belgian Waffle Breakfast Sandwich 9.0 applewood wood caramels out of 10.