Dunkin' Donuts to Phase out Artificial Food Coloring From Its Products

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There are some big changes coming to Dunkin'!

According to Newser, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins said it will remove artificial colors from its products in the United States by the end of 2018. Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. said the exception will be on brand-name ingredients it sources to use as toppings, ice cream mixes and sweet decorations.

MORE: Are Artificial Flavors As Bad As We Think?

Baskin-Robbins will take longer to find replacements for ice cream cake decorations.

Chains like Subway, Panera and Taco Bell have said they're removing artificial colors and similar ingredients after customer demand, but some have had trouble adapting.

Taco Bell said it would remove artificial preservatives by the end of 2017, but earlier this year, the company added that it would take longer to determine what keeps products fresh without sacrificing taste.

What do you think of the changes?

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