Dunkin’ Donuts Launching Important New Product Nationally

1-Niklas-flickr1-Niklas-flickrAfter months of testing in Florida and Boston, Dunkin' Donuts is finally launching its line of gluten-free products nationally, Bloomberg reported.

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In the past couple of years there has been a lot of controversy over gluten. Some claim that our bodies were never meant to process gluten, so it should be eliminated from our diet. Others say it's just fine in moderation, but for those with celiac disease, Dunkin' Donuts is helping you still get delicious treats with their line of gluten-free donuts and muffins. But alas, there aren't any fewer calories in these than the original, as Bloomberg reports there's actually about 60 more calories in the gluten-free doughnut.

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So far, the only options include a cinnamon doughnut and a blueberry muffin, but it's a start. In an email to Bloomberg, CEO Stan Frankenthaler said, "We recognize the importance of providing our guests with many options, including alternative choices for people with food and dietary restrictions." The gluten-free pastries will be packaged separately from the regular ones in order to make sure extremely sensitive customers aren't exposed to anything that could get them sick.

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A lot of restaurants have started offering choices for those with celiac disease, like Domino's wheat-free pizza crust. But Dunkin' is the first pastry-focused place to offer these choices, putting them a step ahead of places like Starbucks and Tim Horton's. So if you're living a gluten-free lifestyle and still looking for a carbs in the morning, try their new options.

-Katie Reinhard, The Daily Meal

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