Dutch Bros is known for its coffee and other beverages, but they also serve pastries and snacks. Read on to discover four Dutch Bros. Food items you can order from any of their stores.
If there is a Dutch Bros in your area, you must have enjoyed or at least heard of their legendary coffee. I pass by and order a drink at the drive-through whenever I am in a location with one. Now that one is being opened close to home, I decided to learn and share all I could find about their food items as I eagerly wait for the doors to open. By the end of this post, you will have more information about the items, including their calorie content. Enjoy!
Can you order healthy food items at Dutch Bros?
No, you cannot order healthy food items at Dutch Bros, as they have a food menu limited to pastries, which include muffin tops and a bar. These typically have high-calorie content, with sugar being a key contributor to the number of calories per serving. High amounts of sugar are considered unhealthy.
How many calories are in Dutch Bros. food items?
Here are Dutch Bros food items and their calorie contents based on the “It’s All Goodies” menu:
|Rank||Food Item||Calorie Content|
|1||Chocolate Chip Muffin Top||440 Calories|
|2.||Granola Bar||440 Calories|
|3||Orange Cranberry Muffin Top||380 Calories|
|4||Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Top||320 Calories|
From the table, it is clear that all the food items have more than 300 calories per serving. The chocolate chip muffin top and the granola bar have more than 400 calories each, while the lemon poppyseed muffin top, which has the least calories, has about 320 calories.
How does Dutch Bros heat their food?
Dutch Bros’ food is not heated. Dutch Bros serves pastries in the form of muffin tops and granola bars that are sealed in a pack and served at room temperature, as they do not need to be reheated.
Are there kid-friendly food items at Dutch Bros.?
No, Dutch Bros food items are not kid-friendly. Their nutritional compositions lean heavily on carbs, sugar, and fats and do not offer enough elements from the other food groups that are important to a child’s growth and development. However, this does not mean a child cannot have them and like them. It only means that they should not be relied upon as a child’s primary source of nutrition. Additionally, consuming too much sugar has been linked to several health problems. So, although a child can have a muffin top or a granola bar, it is best to take it as an occasional treat rather than a daily food item. The coffee shop nevertheless has an extensive kid-friendly beverage menu.
How we choose the best food items at Dutch Bros.
We ranked the food items on this list based on taste and availability throughout the year and in all locations. We used these criteria because we found out that some food items are seasonal or only available in particular locations. We also found out that although most items have the same base, the flavoring gives each one a distinct taste, making some more popular than others. Before scoring these food items, we carried out our in-house testing but, more importantly, included the opinions of a good number of Dutch Bros customers to determine how well-liked each item was. You can trust the listing on this post as it involves real tests and reflects customer feedback. We also looked at the ingredients and calories of each food item and included that information in the post.
4 Best Food items at Dutch Bros
Chocolate Chip Muffin Top
I liked the Chocolate Chip muffin top upon unwrapping it, even before I tasted it, because of how it looked. Consider your favorite chocolate chip cookie in the shape of a muffin top. Then, as only Dutch Brothers would, they topped it with a hefty layer of glazed chocolate. When I took my first bite, I began to understand what all the rave about this muffin top was about. I found it to be chocolaty with the depth and sourness of chocolate, which made me pause before taking the next bite, savoring the first few bites without taking a sip of the accompanying coffee.
This muffin top has chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, and Belgian chocolate ganache, making it a complete chocolate feast.
If you are a chocolate lover, you will thoroughly enjoy the Dutch Bros’ Chocolate Chip Muffin Top flavor, which is loaded with probably the best rich chocolate goodness you may have ever tasted.
I paired my first with a medium-hot Dutch Bros. Americano, although you can have it with any drink of your choice. I have since had several.
Nutritionally, the 4 oz pack of the chocolate chip muffin top contains 440 calories from 60 grams of total carbs with 34 grams of sugar, 20 grams of total fat, 2 grams of which are saturated fat, 6 grams of protein, 10 mg of cholesterol, and 460 mg of sodium. Overall, a tasty, if unhealthily nutritious, food item.
Next on the list is the granola bar. I first heard of the Dutch Bros granola bar on social media, and it caught my attention because several first-time Dutch Bros customers were saying they’d revisit the store for the delightful granola bar. I, therefore, decided to try it for myself and find out what all the hype was about. I discovered that the Dutch Bros granola bars are made of granola, cranberries, and nuts. With my order, I got a 3.4-oz pack, and straight up, I could see cranberries all over the bar, so I could not wait to open it and taste it.
When it came to the taste, I could taste the granola. I could also taste oatmeal—more like a homemade oatmeal cookie—and the tanginess of cranberries, which are abundant in this Dutch Bros bar. I found the granola bar soft and fresh, and I could relate to what some Dutch Bros fans describe as a warm hint of nutmeg, making this bar a must-try.
This granola bar contains 440 calories from 58 grams of total carbs with 16 grams of sugar, 20 grams of total fat with 10 grams of saturated fat, 8 grams of protein, 40 mg of cholesterol, and 320 mg of sodium.
Orange Cranberry Muffin Top
I found the fan favorite Orange Cranberry Muffin Top to have a tart and tangy taste, courtesy of using citrus and cranberry. This muffin top also managed to have its pastry’s buttery goodness shine through as well. The contrast between the golden top crust and the white glazing made the muffin top quite inviting. I particularly liked the orange taste and understood that the orange glazing on top was made using real orange zest rather than artificial flavoring. I loved the strong orange taste, mainly because it somehow managed to be distinct and not overpowered by the cranberry sharpness.
According to a fan, the refreshing orange flavor tastes the same way you’d feel biting into a fresh orange without the trouble of having juice dripping all over.
Conversely, the cranberry adds that much-needed oomph to it by adding a level of brightness. Dutch Bros. seems to have found a perfect and complementary balance between the cranberry and orange tastes with this one. This muffin top has 380 calories, which, though relatively high, is slightly lower than some of the other food items on this list. Most of these calories are from carbs, with a serving having 58 grams. Each orange cranberry muffin top has 38 grams of sugar, which makes it the food item with the highest amount on this list. It has 14 grams of total fat, 4 grams of protein, 10 mg of cholesterol, and 340 mg of sodium.
Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Top
Then there is the Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Top, which I found to be interesting for its mix of sweet and sour in a pastry. This Dutch Bros’ muffin top checks all the boxes for those who enjoy this combination. It was also good to look at, with white lemon glazing and speckles of seeds all over. At first, I thought the poppy seeds were just on top, like a dressing, so you can imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when I realized the poppy seeds were mixed into the entire muffin top.
Each bite gives you citrusy, tart, and sweet flavors, making it a mixture that can’t be beaten, especially if you love lemon-flavored food. However, I found myself wishing the lemony taste was a bit stronger.
When it comes to texture, this muffin top, made with real poppy seeds, lemon extract, and lemon juice, is crunchy and citrusy at the same time. Poppy seeds are a clever inclusion; they add depth and even convey some woodiness, smoothing out this Dutch Bros. Muffin Top flavor’s overall flavor.
This muffin has the lowest calories on our list, at just 320. It has 10 grams of sugar, which is also the lowest amount. It has a total of 44 grams of carbs, 4 grams of protein, and 14 grams of total fat with 1 gram of saturated fat, 10 mg of cholesterol, and 320 mg of sodium.
Are Dutch Bros food items good?
Dutch Bros food items taste great, with the muffin tops soft and delicious. They are high in sugar and make for occasional treats rather than daily meals.
How long do Dutch Bros food items last if left to sit out?
Dutch Bros food items will last between 5 and 7 days if left out. Freezing is an option if you want to keep them longer.
Can you refrigerate Dutch Bros’ food items?
Yes, you can refrigerate Dutch Bros. food items to keep them fresh for longer. The muffin tops will last between ten and fourteen days if you keep them refrigerated and in an airtight container.
Does Dutch Bros cook their food?
Information about where Dutch Bros food is made is not easy to come by. However, given the small size of most of their locations, we can tell it is not made on location but transported there, where it is served packed.