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Dunkin’ to give away free Croissant Donuts Tuesday

The Dunkin’ Donuts new Croissant Donut sampling vehicle will be giving away free Croissant Donuts and Dark Roast Coffee Tuesday from 7 to 9 a.m. at the TD Garden parking lot outside North Station.
The Dunkin’ Donuts new Croissant Donut sampling vehicle will be giving away free Croissant Donuts and Dark Roast Coffee Tuesday from 7 to 9 a.m. at the TD Garden parking lot outside North Station.Dunkin’ Donuts

If you have so far managed to miss the cronut craze and are still wondering what the fuss is all about, now’s your chance.

On Tuesday, from 7 to 9 a.m. -- or until the doughnuts run out -- Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing its new “Croissant Donut sampling vehicle” to Boston to give people the chance to taste its new (don’t call it a cronut) Croissant Donut, which Dunkin’ describes as a “delicate and flaky croissant ring that is glazed like a donut.”

Cronuts were invented by Chef Dominique Ansel and trademarked by his Bakery in New York City. The craze swept through New York City last year, with long lines forming outside his shop and black-market cronuts selling for as much as $40 -- eight times the already outrageous $5 counter price.

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The Dunkin’ Donuts “sampling vehicle” will be parked outside TD Garden Tuesday, giving away free Croissant Donuts as well as Dunkin’s new Dark Roast Coffee. Visitors to the vehicle who post a photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #CroissantDDonutSweeps also will be eligible for the chance to win free donuts for a year.

The sampling vehicle will be touring other cities in the Northeast through the month of November.

Dunkin’ Donuts is a division of Dunkin’ Brands, which is based in Canton.


Bennie DiNardo can be reached at bennie.dinardo@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @bdinardo.