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    Dunkin' Donuts To Offer Gluten-free Donuts and Muffins Across US

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    Celiac.com 07/15/2013 - For gluten-free Americans who love donuts, life just got a little bit better. That's because Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to offer gluten-free donuts and muffins in all its US stores by the end of the 2013.

    Photo: Wikicommons--Anthony92931The Canton-based company field tested gluten-free products in a handful of locations around Boston and Miami, news of which generated considerable social media buzz.



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    This news is certainly much heralded by many gluten-free eaters, so it will be interesting to see what the response is like, and how Dunkin' Donuts fares.

    Certainly, the timing is right, with the market for gluten-free goods continuing to see double digit growth, and predicted to top $6.6 billion by 2017.

    Moreover, a recent survey by market research firm The NPD Group, Inc. found about one in three American adults say they want to reduce or eliminate gluten from their diets. For many people,

    Dunkin’s wheat-free cinnamon sugar doughnut clocks in at 320 calories, compared to 260 calories in a regular glazed doughnut. The gluten-free blueberry muffin is 400 calories -- 60 calories less than the standard version. The company said the pastries will be packaged separately to avoid cross-contamination.

    Those who must eat gluten-free, and might want to grab a donut now and then, will be pleased to learn that Dunkin' Donuts says that each donut will be individually wrapped to prevent contamination.

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    This sounds amazing to me. I have to eat gluten-free and I haven't had a doughnut or a muffin in forever!! I don't have a Dunkin' in the area that I live in but I would totally make the trip if intact they do in fact make gluten-free pastries!!

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    Udi's makes amazing muffins, sold in Kroger and Publix supermarkets. The Udi's blueberry muffin is amazing. Kinnickinnick makes great gluten-free donuts. So there are options available today on grocery. Looking forward to this launch by Dunkin. This will be a nice treat to purchase the gluten-free products right in a coffee/donut shop. Gotta think that Starbucks should follow suit pretty soon.

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    This sounds amazing to me. I have to eat gluten-free and I haven't had a doughnut or a muffin in forever!! I don't have a Dunkin' in the area that I live in but I would totally make the trip if intact they do in fact make gluten-free pastries!!

    Marby, gluten-free muffins are very easy to make and they don't take that long either. Doughnuts a little more timely, but not hard. They freeze well too!

    I wish the article told us that the gluten-free doughnuts would be produced in a gluten-free facility!

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    I am so excited :) I drove up to Boston to try the donuts and they were great!! Happy to hear that they will be everywhere, so no more hour and a half rides. Thank you Dunkin' Donuts, this celiac is very happy now to have something to go along with my iced coffee.

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    Wooooohoooooo!!! I'm excited about this. I am highly allergic to gluten and a gluten-free donut sounds AMAZING.

    Bambi - Kinnickinnick's cinnamon sugar donuts are sold in the freezer section of many supermarkets, and they are delicious! There are other varieties as well, but the cinnamon ones are my favorite.

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    Udi's makes amazing muffins, sold in Kroger and Publix supermarkets. The Udi's blueberry muffin is amazing. Kinnickinnick makes great gluten-free donuts. So there are options available today on grocery. Looking forward to this launch by Dunkin. This will be a nice treat to purchase the gluten-free products right in a coffee/donut shop. Gotta think that Starbucks should follow suit pretty soon.

    Since there's no mention of a gluten-free facility, there's no guarantee of cross contamination. I can't afford the hospital bill if there is. Until they're absolutely sure there's no cross contamination in making them, and not just in packaging them, I'm not buying.

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    My 14 year old daughter and I tried both the blueberry muffin and the cinnamon doughnut when we were on her 8th grade class trip to NYC. The rest area had a Dunkin' Donuts and to our surprise it was wrapped individually on the counter. They were both very good! My daughter and her friends were so happy that now when they go to Dunkin' Donuts she can get something to eat.

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    It may be gluten free but what kind of fat are they going to used to cook the donuts. Intolerance to gluten produces malabsorption of the fats so are you going to be able to digest the gluten free donuts which will be fried in the same oil as the non-gluten donuts. I use coconut oil for cooking because I can't really digest oils that have been degraded by continuous use. I use oil once and then through it out. Gluten caused a lot of damage to my intestines.

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