As many continue to note, the almond craze is having unpleasant consequences in California in particular, where the demanding little nut is usurping water, harming fauna, and potentially wrecking the infrastructure. California is under a drought so world-historically bad that the state is considering adding a new level — D5 — to the four-tier scale to categorize it, but the almond is having a banner year anyway thanks to safeguards by the state, like ensuring 1.1 gallons of water for every gallon of almond milk produced. All said, it’s surprising that Dunkin’ Donuts chose now, of all times, to roll out an almond milk option in about 75 percent of its 7,821 stores.

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