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Dunkin' Donuts Testing Gluten-Free, Celiac-Safe Donuts
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Jefferson Adams

Jefferson Adams is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. He has covered Health News for http://Examiner.com, and provided health and medical content for http://Sharecare.com. His work has appeared in Antioch Review, Blue Mesa Review, CALIBAN, Hayden's Ferry Review, Huffington Post, the Mississippi Review, and Slate, among others.

 
By Jefferson Adams
Published on 02/1/2013
 

In my opinion, donuts are right up there with beer and pizza among the beloved foods I missed most after going gluten-free. That said, there has been strong progress on developing delicious gluten-free beers, and gluten-free pizza is one of the hottest, fastest growing trends among pizza retailers. So, there is some relief on those two fronts.


Celiac.com 02/01/2013 - In my opinion, donuts are right up there with beer and pizza among the beloved foods I missed most after going gluten-free. That said, there has been strong progress on developing delicious gluten-free beers, and gluten-free pizza is one of the hottest, fastest growing trends among pizza retailers. So, there is some relief on those two fronts. However, the delightful donut is one food I expected never to enjoy again, after going gluten-free.

Photo: CC--Robert BanhSo, imagine my surprise and delight to learn that Dunkin' Donuts is testing gluten-free donuts at limited locations in southern Florida and the Boston area.

There is currently no official word from Dunkin' Donuts on when they plan to expand their gluten-free offerings. An official statement from the company read, in part: "…we have received very positive feedback on the new products so far. We do not yet have a timeframe for potential national distribution.”

Meanwhile, a south Florida franchisee has said that while the test is currently limited to a few stores, the company plans to expand it in February.

According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness says that Dunkin' Donuts' gluten-free products will be individually wrapped and calls them "dangerously delicious."

Dunkin' Donuts' efforts to break into the fast growing gluten-free market puts them in league with a number of other fast food chains seeking to add gluten free items to their menus, including Wendy's, Arby's, Domino's and Chick-Fil-A.

Will Dunkin' Donuts be successful in their efforts to roll out a gluten-free donut worthy of the Dunkin' Donuts name? Are you one of the many gluten-free eaters who would welcome a nice little donut fix? Share your comments below and stay tuned for the latest gluten-free developments