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Sausage Pancake Bites from Dunkin Donuts: Like Delicious Droppings From a Fast-Food Breakfast Bird

The newest battleground for the fast-food giants is breakfast. McDonald's, Burger King, and Starbucks have turned up the griddle on joints like Dunkin Donuts, forcing them to fight back.

Said Dunkin Donuts to the breakfast bullies, "Suck on our Sausage Pancake Bites!"

Last week, for a limited time only, Dunkin Donuts launched its Sausage Pancake Bites as a market test item. Billed as "a poppable breakfast snack that makes it easy for anyone to savor the delicious pairing of pancakes and sausages any time of day," Sausage Pancake Bites are bite-sized sausage links wrapped in a maple flavored pancake, sold as three for $1.59 or six for $3, and are about the size of small eggs.

Let's pop one in for a breakfast test drive, shall we?

One of the best things about Sausage Pancake Bites: no utensils. It's pancakes and sausage caveman-style, baby! And they're crazy-good. The pancake is sweet and moist, and the maple flavoring doesn't overpower. The signature? The sausage. Not the rubbery refuse hawked at most joints, this sausage has spices and herbs and doesn't soak the pancake with grease.

While Fry Girl thinks a maple dippin' syrup would make Sausage Pancake Bites from Dunkin Donuts even more delightful, the real bummer is that three isn't enough. Think you'd just go for a six-pack? Think again. Three Bites boast 300 calories, 20 grams of fat, and 550 mg of sodium.

Always a catch.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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