Dunkin’ Donuts may get the gluten-free fast food brass ring with its plans for pastries without gluten sometime later this year. They’ve already tested them in a few shops in the Northeast, where the brand seems to be on every corner.
We heard from a few people who tried them.
Dunkin’ Donuts said last week its stores would start selling a gluten-free cinnamon sugar doughnut and gluten-free blueberry muffin by the end of the year. The Massachusetts company dunkin' Brands says its gluten-free items will be made and packaged separately.
Katy Gold was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1997 and has since, she says, “tried a wealth of mostly pretty mediocre baked goods.” That includes a few frozen doughnuts she didn’t want to eat twice.
So when she saw Dunkin’ Donuts entry in the field in the Boston area a couple of months ago, she gave one a try.
“I have to say it was surprisingly delicious,” she told us in an email.
“It was more like the cakey Hostess cinnamon ‘donettes’ I remember from my childhood than like the raised and glazed Dunkin’ Donuts I scored with a cup of coffee in college.”
She says she “enjoyed it thoroughly,” but probably won’t go for seconds because of the fat it contains.
We also heard from Gina O’Connor, who emails that her mother-in-law bought one in the Boston area for her 9-year-old son.
“He liked it. It tasted a little like a Dunks old fashioned plain donut, coated with cinnamon and sugar. My son has only been gluten free for two years ... short enough to remember what a real doughnut tastes like. He's hoping that the next one has that gooey chocolate frosting with sprinkles!”
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