Gluten-Free Dunkin’ Donuts Are Here

dunkindonutsDunkin’ Donuts fans unite – the company is readying to sell gluten-free cinnamon-sugar doughnuts and blueberry muffins in stores nationwide this year, positioning itself as the first in the fast food industry to offer gluten-free pastries.

The company was pleased with the results of its pilot in Massachusetts locations earlier this year and the gluten-free items are now available in the Hartford, Connecticut area.

Note that the new menu items are not necessarily lower in calories than other baked goods sold by Canton, Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ Brands. The wheat-free doughnut has 320 calories, while its glazed doughnut has 260 calories. The gluten-free blueberry muffin has 400 calories versus 460 for the standard version and 410 for a reduced-fat one. So, though the tasty eats will be better alternatives for those who are gluten intolerant, they will not necessarily be better for you. They are still doughnuts, after all.

The suggested prices are $1.89 for Dunkin’s gluten-free doughnuts and $2.39 for muffins. The Dunkin’ chain has more than 7,300 U.S. shops.

18 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Dunkin’ Donuts Are Here”

  1. DD gluten free donuts and muffins…I would need to know much more about their cross contamination avoidance practices before I would be willing to give them a try.

  2. This sounds like the gluten-free pizza fiasico all over again. Without being made in a seperate facility or at a seperate time can we really trust that these are really gluten-free? What about the handling? Do workers know to and practice washing their hands/tongs between handling regular doughnuts and the gluten free ones. What about where they’re putting them in the display case to avoid having gluten crumbs falling on them? As much as I miss Dunkin’ Doughnuts I really don’t trust it. Not yet at least.

  3. The calorie count is reprehensible for these products and the cost outrageous. If they tasted good that might make them worth buying, but the one donut I tried when these first came to our local DD in Old Saybrook, CT was awful: it was dry, crumbly, tasteless and I had to spit it out. I was wondering of it had come in frozen, been defrosted, sat on the counter for a week then was refrozen? Sorry, I wouldn’t try these again. That said, there is word that DD may be changing the formula to be more appealing. It would help if they were lower calorie too! Then, if no one buys these, they can say “see we tried!”– which is what happened with Starbucks attempt at a gf product too. There are really good gf donuts on the market– all DD had to do was work with one of them to produce a good, reasonably priced product.

  4. The donuts are manufactured in a GFCO approved facility and are gluten free, individually wrapped and kept that way until the customer receives it. Ingredients are mostly white rice flour, sugar, egg, soy, chemicals, some other starches, etc.

  5. Too bad this means it will probably take a year for the gluten free products to get to the midwest. We are always the last to get these types of roll outs

  6. I thought the plain donut was just fine. Donuts are fattening- gf or no. So do not eat one every day. I was grateful to finally be able to get something to eat with my coffee.

  7. My 10 year old daughter thought it was awful too. She likes the Kinnickinick cinnamon donuts much better.

  8. Why not take it up a notch and eliminate the chemicals and fake sugars and use a ‘healthier’ oil to cook in?
    I think people are willing to pay the money to have healthier options!
    I know it would get me in the door.

  9. most celiac are gluten, soy and dairy intolerant…wish food industry could understand it’s more than just gluten for a large amount of population…Soy is a big no…no…!!!

  10. I agree with Dawn. The donuts and muffins are not worth the calories. I would not recommend them especially for the price. At any price, they are not at all good. A waste of calories and money.

  11. Most GF baked goods are high calorie, that’s why a GF diet is not recommended for those without a medical reason (Celiac disease, gluten intolerence). It’s NOT a healthy diet for loosing weight. However, I thank DD for trying this & hope I like them when they come out. I’ve been GF for 9 years. The correct diagnosis changed years of pain to good health.

  12. I have tried some baked goods with rice flour, but they do not fare well without the right combination of flours (usually more than one flour)…also, chemicals don’t belong in the GF diet…what kind of chemicals???
    Thank you for trying -I still bake my own then I know what ingredients go into them.

  13. I say thank you, thank you, thank you! My son and I both have Celiac while my husband and our other three children do not and to be able to get something safe for him while everyone else is getting donuts would be fantastic. Right now everyone gets donuts on special mornings and we have to defrost ours from the freezer. Thank you Dunkin Donuts for going to the trouble to accomodate a troublesome dietary requirement, especially in baked goods! My son and I really appreciate it.

  14. My friend just bought a donut today. I read the nutrition label and noticed 22g of fat. This is not for me. DD also sells bananas. They’re a wiser choice. No chemicals, no fats, lots of potassium!

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