When six of one does not equal half a dozen of another

A couple of years ago I was hipped to a most delicious drink: half coffee, half hot chocolate from Dunkin Donuts. I heard about it, I tried it, and I have been hooked ever since. The person who recommended it told me that they used to call it a “Dunkaccino” (or however it was spelled), but all it was was that 50/50 combo. Thus, ever since then I have created myriad excuses to get one.

The other day I heard that the Dunkaccino had been revived, so I thought I’d try one. After all, it would save me several syllables each time I order! Much to my dismay I learned that there’s something sadly different about it. It’s not just coffee and hot chocolate. They add something else. Is it half & half? Is it whipped cream?

Whatever it is, it ruins the flavor for me. It’s far too rich and sweet. Mind you, even my usual 50/50 teeters precariously on the brink of excessive richness as it is. The dunkaccino is well over the top.

So I’m back to ordering my multi-syllabic usual, drowning my sorrows in that oh-so-delicious (and decadent) treat.

One more thing: there’s something about Dunkin Donuts’ recipe that makes it impossible for me to duplicate the concoction on my own. I’ve tried it several ways at home, I’ve tried it in several other establishments. No luck. Not that I mind a good mocha now and then, but it’s just not the same.