It had been a long day already and it wasn’t even Noon. I asked Eric to swing by Dunkin Donuts to get an old favorite that I hadn’t had in quite sometime. A coffee coolata from Dunkin Donuts. We pulled up to the drive thru, went to order a Coffee Coolata and we were told….THEY NO LONGER MAKE COFFEE COOLATAS. What? The? But…no worries, as a replacement I could try a frozen coffee…for $3.99. I thought I was at Dunkin Donuts, not Starbucks! Hahaha. Considering I’ve been cutting back on calories neither a Coffee Coolata from Dunkin Donuts or a Frappucino from Starbucks should be on a “must have” list, but there’s those days where you say “you deserve it girl” and when those rare moments arise I do say “heck yes” and treat myself. So imagine my surprise when I find out that Dunkin Donuts no longer makes Coffee Coolatas.
I’ve been getting Coffee Coolatas since I was old enough to drink coffee. Instead of a smooth phase out and phase in, it seems like they’ve been replaced with a more expensive drink that “tastes different” as per the drive thru attendant (seemingly overnight since I haven’t had a coffee coolata since last Summer). So I skipped it, came home, had a regular cup of joe and I survived today. I probably want one more now then ever because I can’t have one, but I will survive. Unfortunately it would tempt me enough to get the kids donuts if it meant a Coffee Coolata would accompany it and give me a few moments of quiet bliss while I enjoyed it. Without that reward, the sugar high and dye fest for my kids no longer seems as tolerable. I guess less sugar for the family the whole way around the better!
It’s the small things people. I try not to sweat the small stuff, but I also find pleasure in small things…like a Coffee Coolata. I’ve been enjoying Coffee Coolatas since they came out in 1994 and there’s certain “staples” that you always expect to be there. At the end of the day it’s a shame for Dunkin Donuts as I’m sure many loyal customers buying habits will be reflected in the removal of it from the menu. We will all live another day, but for now take a moment to imagine if some of your favorites were gone…your favorite pizza place, laundry detergent, hand soap, ice cream…so why not splurge today, just incase they also disappear into thin air tomorrow!