Dunkin’ Donuts Releases Canned Coffee

Shot in the Dark coffee espresso blend is the brand’s first-ever canned coffee beverage.

September 25, 2018

CANTON, Mass. – A new canned coffee is coming to retailers nationwide. This time though, it’s from Dunkin’ Donuts.

The new Shot in the Dark coffee espresso blend is the brand’s first-ever coffee beverage served in a can. It “combines the classic tastes of Dunkin’s signature coffee and espresso”—delivering coffee with cream and sugar, combined with espresso, according to a company press release.

Served in a slim can, Shot in the Dark is available in three flavors: Caramel, Mocha and Vanilla. The 8.1-ounce, 80-calorie cans are already available nationwide, and the chain plans to expand distribution in 2019 at U.S. c-stores and grocery stores. The beverages are manufactured and distributed by the Coca-Cola Co.

Dunkin’ Donuts also is releasing a new Pumpkin Spice Bottled Iced Coffee this month. The company released its first bottled Iced Coffee beverages less than two years ago, offering flavors in Original, Mocha, Espresso, French Vanilla and Cookies & Cream.

“Our fans have loved our ready-to-drink iced coffees as a great way to power through their day with Dunkin’ anytime and anywhere,” said Brian Gilbert, Dunkin’ Donuts Vice President of Retail Business Development. “Now, for the coffee-loving consumers who want something a little bolder than a traditional cup of coffee, but not as strong as a shot of espresso, our Shot in the Dark creates an exciting and energizing new option when on-the-go.”