Charli posted this picture on Instagram to announce her collab with Dunkin’ Donuts.
Charli D’amelio is a TikTok star who has risen to fame in the past year. She has amassed over 86 million followers through her various dances. On Sept. 2nd, Charli D’amelio announced that Dunkin’ having a drink named after her. The coffee is a cold brew with whole milk and a caramel swirl. This isn’t a new drink, but the recipe is based off of her cold brew order. Charli has been showing off her love for Dunkin’ since she got her fame and she calls her fans, “the dunkins.”
The drink has a strong aftertaste that stays for hours. The aftertaste consists of bitter cold brew and a little caramel. The drink is sweet but it still manages to have the bitter cold brew feel. The drink has 36g of sugar, and it can definitely be tasted. The amount of caffeine is concerning. Consumers have said that the caffeine after effect left them shaking and hyped up for the rest of day.
Kristen Kirkpatrick, a nutritionist who leads the Wellness Institution at the Cleveland Clinic, has many concerns about the amount of sugar in the drink. The drink exceeds the recommended daily sugar intake and intaking more than the recommended amount, increases the risk of a heart attack, weight gain, and inflammation. The American Heart Association recommends 25 grams of sugar for women and 37 for men. The Charli drink has 41 grams and is the equivalent of putting 10 sugar packets into three cups of coffee.
“Consuming too many sugary drinks could in fact fill them [teens] up and essentially healthier calories,” Kirkpatrick says.
The drink should be a treat, not an everyday item.