Dunkin’ Donuts is searching for a new sweet treat.
Twelve bakers stepped up Thursday hoping to bring Dunkin’ Donuts a recipe for success.
One concoction, the “Graham Slam” has marshmallow filling topped with graham crackers.
“Vote for me. I hope all goes well and I hope they like it,” said Nevri Dauti.
The creator of the “chocolate monkey”, a bananas foster style goodie with milk chocolate shavings, is hoping for a win.
“I have everyone voting for me, friends, family, people at school,” said Michelle Ventura
The “Oo-La-La – the Tour de France” is packed with hazelnut filling?
“My inspiration came from a trip to France that I took after graduating from college,” said Lindsay.
These are just a few of 12 finalists in the national “Create Dunkin’s Next Donut” contest.
These master donut-makers beat out 130,000 others in the first of its kind competition, and Thursday was judgment day.
“Every donut is great, we all love donuts. It’s going to be very difficult to pick,” said Frances Allen, of Dunkin Donuts.
Local favorite, Michelle Ventura, is a Boston Latin junior. Her dad, who loves bananas foster, was the inspiration for the chocolate monkey and she’s never baked anything in her 17 years…
“I had no idea that any of this was going to happen. I’m really excited about this contest. It’s going great so far,” Ventura said.
All 12 donuts were tasted Thursday. The winner will be announced in the next week and the donut will be available at Dunkin’ Donuts across the country.