Ryan L. Fox
There are 3 things that pretty much define the whole New England experience: the sports teams, the autumn season, and Dunkin. And whenever there is a new item on the Dunkin menu, you know yours truly has to try and sample it.
Now in the past, I have tried an assortment of Dunkin products including Kit Kat Bar Coolattas, Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwiches, and an assortment of pumpkin spice related products. So when I saw that the Dunkin grilled cheese melt, again my curiosity peaked so that meant I had to try it.
The Dunkin Grilled cheese melt is exactly what it says. It’s a simple grilled cheese melt, comprised of two pieces of two slices of toasted sourdough bread and two types of cheeses (American and Cheddar). However, it comes in two varieties: regular or with black forest ham.
I decided to try both to get a good sample of how each of the grilled cheese melts tasted (plain and with ham).
I took one bite and was hit with an immediate sense of…’meh’.
It wasn’t bad per say. The cheeses that they used were not too salty or had any sort of added flavor for the purpose of trying to get a better taste. But in the same breath, I wasn’t wowed by it either. Even adding ham to it didn’t exactly really improve or take away anything from the grilled cheese melt.
The bread itself was probably maybe the saving grace of it all. The sourdough was toasted slightly so that the consumer of the grilled cheese melt would not be too hard or crunchy to bite down in. In fact, the crust was the only real crunch part (as it should so that it won’t make the melt turn into a pile of melted goop). Yet it was a few ticks up on the infamous ‘warm bread’ status which could turn away a lot of people
Overall, it was kind of a bland experience. I wasn’t really wowed but at the same time wasn’t turned away. Not to mention that I wasn’t exactly filled up after consumption like I do with their other sandwich menu items. But it’s a decent little ‘hold me over’ in between meals if you are looking for a quick bite and it’s a fairly reasonable price ($3.69 for a regular grilled cheese melt and $3.99 if you add ham to it).
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