There's terrific news for those of us who desperately miss excellent, fresh donuts: Dunkin' Donuts is testing gluten-free donut options.
According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, the products -- which come individually wrapped -- are available right now in just a handful of locations in the Boston and Miami areas.
The company says it doesn't have a timetable for nationwide distribution, but a franchise owner participating in the testing (and whose son has celiac disease) says Dunkin' Donuts is aiming for a bigger test in February and full distribution by summer 2013, according to NFCA.
Dunkin' Donuts reports that its coffee drinks are gluten-free, setting the company apart from competitor Starbucks, which is pretty cagey when it comes to the gluten-free status of its drinks (see Starbucks Gluten-Free List for more information).
Adding gluten-free pastry options at Dunkin' Donuts would be a huge boon to the gluten-free community. Let's hope Dunkin' Donuts moves quickly to make them widely available!
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