Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Mystery of Xanthan Gum…and Why the Holidays are a Perfect Time to Solve It


Ever wonder about this mystical term – xanthan gum – that you read on the labels of gluten-free baked goods? What is it? Why is it? How can you use it to your gluten-free advantage? In this season of homemade sweets, we all want to know how to give our gluten-free baked goods that little bit of chewy texture we’ve been missing all these years.

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Product Review: DR Delish Gluten-free Snacks at Walgreens

If you’ve never found yourself in need of a toothbrush (or some aspirin, or a greeting card) on the streets of Manhattan, you may not be familiar with Duane Reade.

New York City’s largest drugstore chain, Duane Reade has had two big changes in 2010:

  1. They were purchased by Walgreens earlier this year.
  2. They launched a line of store brand food and drink known as Delish.

Why is this relevant for us here at Triumph Dining? Two reasons:

  1. The Delish line contains many clearly-labeled gluten-free options.
  2. It is increasingly available not only in Duane Reade, but in Walgreens nationwide.

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