Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Get help in our celiac / gluten-free forum.

  • Jefferson Adams
    Jefferson Adams

    Dunkin Ditches Gluten-free Donuts

    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

    Celiac.com 02/10/2014 - Dunkin' Donuts is quietly ditching its much publicized, much anticipated campaign to introduce gluten-free donuts across the nation.

    Photo: CC--Robert BanhInformation is scant, as Dunkin' has not issued any official press release. Dunkin' Donuts did, however, release the following statement to Gluten-Free Living:

    "In 2013, we tested a gluten-free Cinnamon Sugar Donut and Blueberry Muffin in select markets. We are currently assessing the results of this test, as well as feedback from our guests and franchisees, and we do not have plans to launch these products nationally at this time. We are continuing to develop additional gluten-free products for future tests, and we remain committed to exploring ways to offer our guests gluten-free choices."

    Word is that the rollout was doomed partly by complaints about the quality of the gluten-free donuts Dunkin' was offering, among other issues.

    We will do our best to keep you updated on this and other gluten-free stories.

    In the meantime, what do you think of the news? Is it better to not do gluten-free at all than to do it poorly? Are you disappointed? Share your comments below.

    Source:


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments



    GM didn't exactly come up with Rice Chex...they only had to make 1 substitution to get rid of barley malt for a gluten-free sweetener.

    Thank you, admin, for pointing this out. Many miss this point.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I too am disappointed that Dunkin' is not going thru with gluten-free. I was looking forward to the muffins. I currently get gluten-free muffins via the internet out-of-state and have them shipped to my home. The cost is high and I was hoping Dunkin' could have saved me some money so I could get them locally.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    I read of Dunkin' Donuts' gluten-free doughnut with interest, but was highly skeptical and am not surprised to find that it failed. I am a life-long foodie about three years into a celiac diagnosis. My conclusion, after tasting lots of gluten-free baked goods, is that I would rather bake/buy authentically, originally gluten-free baked goods (meringues, macaroons, flourless chocolate cake, etc.) and then cheat once every three months with a real piece of pizza, cake, or brownie, than chase the promise of gluten-free baked goods every day of the week and face constant disappointment. With very VERY few exceptions, I do not believe it is possible to make a fluffy, stretchy, moist, light, and tasty baked good -- pizza crust, muffin, sourdough bread, cake, etc. -- without using wheat. That makes me sad, but sorry folks, it's the truth.

    Enid,

    I am a huge foodie!! and you haven't been looking in the right place. Almost 7 years ago I had a son and we almost both died. After and extended coma I was diagnosed with celiac and my son as well. But he is also HIGHLY allergic to CORN. So we eat NO processed food because many food additives are made from corn. A lot of celiac patients can't tolerate any grains even soy (that is me, can't even have coffee or chocolate without a reaction). I make a wonderful bread that is fluffy and moist and airy. It is made with cashews and eggs. The recipe is from a book called

    AGAINST ALL GRAIN. It is awesome!!! Guest have eaten it then asked cause they thought I couldn't have grains in my home. They are shocked to learn it was made with no grain. The gluten-free label is meaningless until they make gluten free mean NO gluten. currently gluten free means less then 20 parts per million. And don't get me started on the cross contamination in packaging and factories.

    Anyway, if you want awesome recipes that are completely grain and dairy free this is an awesome book. P.S. YOU have to try the Dairy free "New England Clam Chowder" it is unbelievable how good it is.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    I read of Dunkin' Donuts' gluten-free doughnut with interest, but was highly skeptical and am not surprised to find that it failed. I am a life-long foodie about three years into a celiac diagnosis. My conclusion, after tasting lots of gluten-free baked goods, is that I would rather bake/buy authentically, originally gluten-free baked goods (meringues, macaroons, flourless chocolate cake, etc.) and then cheat once every three months with a real piece of pizza, cake, or brownie, than chase the promise of gluten-free baked goods every day of the week and face constant disappointment. With very VERY few exceptions, I do not believe it is possible to make a fluffy, stretchy, moist, light, and tasty baked good -- pizza crust, muffin, sourdough bread, cake, etc. -- without using wheat. That makes me sad, but sorry folks, it's the truth.

    Enid, I disagree with you. I bought King Arthur muffin mix and am very happy with the results. the muffins came out moist, fluffy and tasty. I myself do not need to eat gluten-free foods, I made them for my husband who has a wheat allergy. Domata flour is also very good and my friends couldn't tell that the cookies I made with it were gluten-free.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    My son who is celiac will be greatly disappointed when I tell him. I had emailed Dunkin' Donuts and they told me by the end of 2013. He was so excited they were gonna have donuts. He's been gluten-free for 7 years now.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    I read of Dunkin' Donuts' gluten-free doughnut with interest, but was highly skeptical and am not surprised to find that it failed. I am a life-long foodie about three years into a celiac diagnosis. My conclusion, after tasting lots of gluten-free baked goods, is that I would rather bake/buy authentically, originally gluten-free baked goods (meringues, macaroons, flourless chocolate cake, etc.) and then cheat once every three months with a real piece of pizza, cake, or brownie, than chase the promise of gluten-free baked goods every day of the week and face constant disappointment. With very VERY few exceptions, I do not believe it is possible to make a fluffy, stretchy, moist, light, and tasty baked good -- pizza crust, muffin, sourdough bread, cake, etc. -- without using wheat. That makes me sad, but sorry folks, it's the truth.

    Don't agree, we make a lot of very good baked goods, pizza, muffins, cake, that extended family members who eat wheat say are very good. Just a matter of learning how, and some things (biscuits) don't work.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    If they can't do it we'll then don't do it! The last thing us celiacs need is a company doing gluten-free half assed! I live in Sacramento ca and we go to apple hill every year. One place decided to start making gluten-free apple pies but when I called she told me her oat topping was not made with gluten-free oats because they were too expensive! I told her she cannot sell them as gluten-free, and is opening up herself to a lawsuit! I pray that this year she is using gluten-free oats or there will be hell to pay!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    Apparently you don't take being a celiac seriously enough if you are cheating every three months with a wheat product. Do you understand what you are doing to your body by doing that? Your choice....

    That being said - after eating gluten-free for over 30 years I can tell you there are plenty of recipes that will give you cakes, muffins, macaroons, and yes pizzas that taste just as good as they did with the wheat.

    You need to make a commitment to your body that you want it to live and not want to kill it off - and you will go searching for these wonderful recipes 'foodie' and you will soon discover that wheat is not all that it's cracked up to be.

    Totally agree!! I'm not willing to be sick just to cheat. I'll wait... Or make my own.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    I read of Dunkin' Donuts' gluten-free doughnut with interest, but was highly skeptical and am not surprised to find that it failed. I am a life-long foodie about three years into a celiac diagnosis. My conclusion, after tasting lots of gluten-free baked goods, is that I would rather bake/buy authentically, originally gluten-free baked goods (meringues, macaroons, flourless chocolate cake, etc.) and then cheat once every three months with a real piece of pizza, cake, or brownie, than chase the promise of gluten-free baked goods every day of the week and face constant disappointment. With very VERY few exceptions, I do not believe it is possible to make a fluffy, stretchy, moist, light, and tasty baked good -- pizza crust, muffin, sourdough bread, cake, etc. -- without using wheat. That makes me sad, but sorry folks, it's the truth.

    I am a celiac and if I decided to cheat as you mention, I would end up on the bathroom floor vomiting for hours. It is not worth it! Once I went on the no gluten diet I could not go back without HUGE side effects.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites



    Join the conversation

    You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • About Me

    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,000 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

×
×
  • Create New...