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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tim Hortons Certified Gluten-Free Macaroons
A few weeks ago I was sent free samples of the new Tim Horton's gluten-free macaroons. While I am not a huge coconut fan, these macaroons were good with a cup of coffee. I only ate one since it was really rich and I gave the rest away to gluten-free family members. I am happy to report that they are pre-packaged and certified gluten-free! This helps ensure a safe treat for Celiacs looking for a sweet bite on the go. The gluten-free macaroons are produced and packaged in a dedicated gluten-free facility and were just launched nationally, so you should be able to find them in a local Tim Hortons soon!

Tim Hortons Certified Gluten-Free Macaroons

Ingredient list: Coconut, powdered sugar, frozen egg whites, sodium citrate, water. And less than 2% of: Natural flavor, almond flavor, salt, caramel color, canola and palm oil, vanilla extract, agar, calcium carbonate, dextrose and monglycerides.

Chocolaty drizzle: powdered sugar, water, sugar, cocoa and corn syrup.



Press Release:


TIM HORTONS CAFE AND BAKE SHOP TO INTRODUCE ITS FIRST CERTIFIED GLUTEN-FREE MENU ITEM

New Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon offers celiac and gluten-intolerant guests a tasty treat to enjoy with their favorite beverage


DUBLIN, OHIO (July 10, 2013) – For the estimated three million Americans affected with celiac disease grabbing a quick prepared snack when they’re on-the-go is never simple, as hidden sources of gluten in product ingredients is always top-of-mind. To help make the choice easier, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop will be offering a new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon that is certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization and will be available in restaurants on July 15.

“At Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop we are committed to offering innovative menu items that give all our guests more choice, and our new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon is a great example of that,” said Mike Meilleur, executive vice president, Tim Hortons U.S. “With the growing number of consumers with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, we’re making it a little easier for friends and families to enjoy eating together. And the new macaroon tastes fantastic, which makes it a great snacking option for everyone, not just those with gluten intolerance.”

The Tim Hortons Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon is certified through the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a subsidiary of the Gluten Intolerance Group, whose mission is to provide consumers assurance of the safety of gluten-free products. This is done through quality assessment and control measures of production facilities.

“GFCO is committed to providing consumers with products they can easily identify as gluten-free and ensures the continuous monitoring of brands that choose to adhere to the strict standards of the certification program,” says Channon Quinn, director of industry programs, Gluten Intolerance Group.

“With the launch of the new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon, Tim Hortons has shown its leadership in the industry by offering a high quality, innovative menu item to a growing segment of the population.”

The new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon is a meringue-style cookie made with real coconut and drizzled in milk chocolate, and is sold in a pre-wrapped two-piece package to avoid cross contamination. It will be available at Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants across the U.S. beginning July 15 for $1.29.

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About Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based beverages, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, grilled paninis, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts.  As of March 31, 2013, Tim Hortons had 808 restaurants in the United States and 4,288 restaurants systemwide. To learn more about Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop, visit www.timhortons.com or follow on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TimHortonsUS), Twitter (@TimHortonsUS) and Instagram (@TimHortonsCafeandBakeShop).

About the Gluten-Free Certification Organization
The Gluten-Certification Organization (GFCO) is a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group. The GFCO logo stands for the independent verification of quality, integrity and purity of products. Products carrying the GFCO logo represent unmatched reliability for meeting strict gluten-free standards. GFCO is the leading gluten-free certification program in the world. To learn more visit www.GFCO.org.

About The Gluten Intolerance Group
Founded in 1974, the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) is a 39 year old non-profit organization committed to the support of persons with gluten intolerances, celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities through consumer and industry services and programs that positively promote healthy lives. Headquartered in Auburn, WA, GIG provides support to more than 80 local branches across the United States and has an international presence in more than 20 countries. For more information visit www.gluten.net or follow on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GlutenIntoleranceGroup).


Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from the company. Opinions expressed here are my own. 

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Embrace G-Free Rocking Her New Gluten-Free T-Shirt
Check out the vibrant Candice of Embrace G-Free rocking her new gluten-free alphabet t-shirt. Such a great smile and a positive gluten-free blogger! Visit Candice's blog here.

Candice of Embrace G-Free

Want a t-shirt? Send me an email today! I am extending the sale until August 2nd. Only $17 a shirt, including shipping. Email me today: gfreefun@gmail.com

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Monday, July 29, 2013
Webinar: Navigating the Gluten-Free Social Scene at College
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT 
GREAT U Special: Navigating the Gluten-Free Social Scene at College


How can you stay gluten-free and still get the full college experience? 
NFCA’s second Webinar in the special kid and teen series will identify how gluten-free college students can overcome any obstacle while away from home. An open discussion will provide attendees with tips on how to stay gluten-free in the dining hall, dating do’s and don’ts, preparing your “Celiac disease is…” elevator speech and more! Join NFCA as Rebecca Panzer, MA, RD, LDN and Sam Master, a third-year medical student living with celiac disease, lead a lively presentation aimed to answer the top concerns of gluten-free college students.
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Sponsored by Thai Kitchen, this Webinar is free of charge and the only requirement is a working Internet connection!


Continuing Education Credit

RDs and DTRs are able to participate in this live 60-minute webinar to obtain CE credits. NFCA will provide a certificate of completion for each webinarRead more details about earning CE credit.


Follow-Up Email

NFCA will send an email containing links to the recording and additional resources to webinar registrants and attendees within 5 days after the livewebinar. To ensure that you receive this email, make sure that NFCA (National_Foundation_for_Celiac_A@mail.vresp.comis on your allowed senders listIf you have unsubscribed from any NFCA emails, please register for the webinar with a new email addressMake sure your email address is spelled correctly when registering, as we will use this for our follow-up communications.


Can't Attend? 

recording of each webinar will be posted along with the webinar slideswithin 72 hours after the live event ends. Download recorded webinars and slides: www.CeliacCentral.org/Webinars/Archive.

Note: Webinar recordings are not eligible for CE credit.


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
August 16: Celiac Awareness Night at the Phillies
Join the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness at this annual fundraiser! 

Celiac Awareness Night with the Phillies 


Tickets are still available for this community event benefiting the millions of Americans affected by celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders.

When: Friday, August 16, 2013
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

Purchase tickets through NFCA's Group Sales page (Use code CELIAC when ordering tickets) 

FUN! Watch the Phillies take on the LA Dodgers while enjoying gluten-free food and drinks at the ballpark.

FOOD! A special gluten-free concession stand will be set up near NFCA's group seating. You can also check out the new permanent gluten-free concession stand in section 136.

FREE! Enter a free raffle at the event. Prizes include Phillies memorabilia, two tickets to a 2013 regular season game in section 116, a preferred parking pass and a complementary food coupon (valued at $30), courtesy of Aramark.

For more information: www.CeliacCentral.org

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Popping Your Cork: Summer Wines and (Gluten-Free) Snacks Class!
Join my great friend Kristen of Popping Your Cork and WineWithKristen.com on August 7, 2013 at 6:30p.m. at a new easy access location in Brooklyn partnering with West Elm Market to showcase not only wine and food, but all the cool stuff you can use in your home with wine and food. And all students receive a 15% discount to use after class in the store!
This time we tackle summer wines and food pairings. We have Chef Laura Grimmer joining us again for a terrific selection of warm weather foods that go with summer wines to keep you cool. We will use all our senses in this class to showcase food and strive toward wine pairing perfection.
Have you ever felt intimidated by wine? Choosing a wine to go with your dinner make you nervous? This class will also give everyone from the beginner wine drinker to the experienced oenophile some easy guidelines.
We will cover topics such as:
  • How to properly open a bottle of sparkling wine
  • Going to or hosting a party?
  • What type of wine should you bring/have?
  • How to order off a restaurant wine list
  • How to hold a wine glass
  • How to identify what you like (or don't) about wine
  • Tips to pair your wine and food
You'll be able to ask anything about wine and get helpful tips to pick the perfect wine to go with any situation. 
We will taste at least four great value wines that you can enjoy all summer. In addition, Chef Laura will prepare, present and provide three perfectly paired noshes. All food will be naturally gluten free as well!!!
With these nuggets of knowledge, you'll be in the coolest wine-nerd in the room! 
Prerequisites
For all levels! You must be 21 years or older to attend, bring photo ID. Before class, feel free to email me your personal wine experiences so we can use them as discussion points in this session.

$45 per person
Use code for 10% OFF: MEETUP10

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Monday, July 22, 2013
Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spreads
When I was at Food Fete earlier this month, I was introduced to the new Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spreads. These spreads come in three smooth & creamy flavors: Plain, Chive & Onion, and Strawberry. All Daiya products are free of dairy, soy and gluten – three of the most common allergens, and also have 0mg of cholesterol. This makes Daiya a GREAT option for gluten-free and dairy-free people. I tried the chive & onion Daiya spread at Food Fete on a gluten-free cracker and I was pleased. It had the consistency of a whipped cream cheese and a nice flavor.

I also got to try Daiya "cheese"cake at the event. I am excited to share this recipe with you readers today! With a homemade or store-bought gluten-free crust, this dairy-free and gluten-free cheesecake is perfect for your next party!

Daiya No-Bake Cheesecake 

Ingredients: 
Prepared gluten-free crust of your choice (either store-bought or homemade)
3/4 cup coconut butter (a.k.a coconut manna)*
4 tbsp. water
3 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. natural vanilla extract Make sure this is gluten-free! 
2/3 cup sugar
2 containers Daiya Plain Cream Cheese Style Spread
4 tbsp. coconut oil

*Note: Coconut butter, also known as coconut manna, can be found in many grocery stores in the nut butter aisle. It is not the same thing as coconut oil.

Instructions: 
This makes a 10inch cheesecake in a spring form pan.

1) In a blender or food processor, add the coconut butter, water, lemon juice, vanilla, and sugar. Blend until completely smooth (about 2 min.)
2) With an electric beater, whip the Daiya Plain Cream Cheese Style Spread until smooth. Add the smooth coconut butter paste and beat until fully incorporated.
3) Melt the coconut oil and pour into the cream cheese mixture. Beat until fully combined.
4) Spread onto prepared crust and let sit covered in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

Optional: Top the cheesecake with fresh berries, chocolate, or any other topping you desire!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
SALE: Gluten-Free Alphabet T-Shirts

How cute are these t-shirts? Without being too obvious, you can proudly display your gluten-freedom across your chest. These t-shirts are quite the conversation starter!* Spread celiac and gluten-free awareness this summer in your new Gluten-Free Boutique t-shirt. 

For a VERY limited time, I am selling these cute alphabet t-shirts for only $17 each including shipping and handling. These t-shirts are white Gildan cotton t-shirts available in small, medium, and large. Payments accepted via PayPal only. I have very limited quantities, so if you are interested send me an email today and indicate your size! Email me at gfreefun@gmail.com. Do not send any PayPal funds to this email address. I will send you the information once you send me your size!  

* For those of you that didn't quite get it, the F and G are transposed. Don't be embarrassed, I've had a number of people not even realize they are and ask me why F and G are green and then why they are backwards! 


If you order by July 26, I will also throw in some cirlce GF stickers for FREE. Label your food, yourself, your kids. The possibilities are endless!  

SALE EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 9, 2013



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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
NFCA to Launch First Joint Gluten-Free Certification Program Endorsed in US and Canada
Exciting news came through the gluten-free news wire yesterday. Read on for more information. 

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Forms North American Partnership to Launch First Joint Gluten-Free Certification Program Endorsed in US and Canada | NFCA

The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) are pleased to announce their alliance. NFCA’s certification trademark provides customers with a trusted and easily identifiable source of safe gluten-free products.


Ambler, Pa. (July 16, 2013) - The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), a non-profit organization serving individuals with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders, has formed an alliance with the Gluten-Free Certification Program, developed by Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), to launch the first gluten-free certification program endorsed in the US and Canada by leading celiac disease organizations in North America.
“The GFCP alliance means consumers with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity will have more choices, greater assurance and an easier way to identify gluten-free products that are trusted and safe,” said Alice Bast, President of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. “The GFCP has already achieved great success in Canada, and we are eager to expand its benefits to our community here in the US.”
The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) will provide consumer guidance and protection by differentiating certified products from the increasing clutter of gluten-free claims in the marketplace. The GFCP requires annual certification audits conducted by independent ISO accredited auditing companies, which ensure that certified products meet the industry’s most stringent gluten-free food safety requirements in the US and Canada. This third party relationship is a critical and defining part of the GFCP, as it eliminates any conflict of interest between the manufacturer’s relationship with the program, its certifying bodies and/or the NFCA.
Gluten-free consumers can now shop with confidence by looking for the trusted NFCA certification trademark on product packages.
“We at the GFCP are very excited about our partnership with the NFCA. By combining the endorsement of the NFCA and their strong industry relationships, together with the technical strengths of our program, I am confident we will be able to deliver a comprehensive value proposition that is yet to be seen in the US marketplace,” said Paul Valder, President of the Gluten-Free Certification Program.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 133 Americans. Eighty-three percent of people with celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The disease can cause debilitating symptoms and, if left untreated, lead to life-threatening health conditions. There is no cure, but celiac disease can be treated with a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet.
NFCA advocates on behalf of the millions of Americans suffering from celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders who are frustrated by the uncertainty of identifying gluten-free products that are essential to their well-being.
“NFCA shares the CCA’s mission to protect consumers with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity and will lend a strong voice to the call for safety and accountability as demonstrated by GFCP standards,” said Peter Taylor, Executive Director of the Canadian Celiac Association. “We embrace their participation in this important cross-border commitment."
To learn more about the NFCA endorsed Gluten-Free Certification Program, visit http://www.gf-cert.org.
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About the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. For more information visitwww.CeliacCentral.org.
About the Gluten-Free Certification Program
The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) was developed so consumers can shop with confidence by selecting those safe, reliable and gluten-free products displaying the GFCP trademark and is endorsed by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and the Canadian Celiac Association.
The GFCP is a voluntary certification program designed to help brand owners differentiate their glutenfree products from the increasing clutter of gluten-free claims in the market place, by displaying the GFCP trademark. Based on a robust third-party audit certification process at the manufacturing facility, the GFCP verifies the ability to regularly meet stringent requirements, when managing gluten as part of their food safety programs.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Let's Meetup This Saturday in New York City
This Saturday, I will be representing the NYC Celiac Meetup group at the New York Celebrate Celiac event at the Affinia Hotel in Manhattan. This is the first time Gluten-Free Calendar is bringing their event to the Big Apple. I love events like this where I get to talk with fellow Meetup members, meet new people, and learn about new vendors. If you plan on attending, be sure to stop by and say hello. I will be wearing a cute gluten-free t-shirt (also for sale!) at the table with a red tablecloth.

Here is the most recent list of participating vendors and guest speakers:

  • Udi's 
  • Glutino 
  • Delight Gluten Free 
  • Gluten Free Living 
  • Bakery on Main 
  • Taste Guru 
  • Purely Elizabeth 
  • Mrs. Glees 
  • Beanfields 
  • Lovely Lady Products 
  • Krumville Bakeshop 
  • Gluten Free Labels 
  • Your support group 
  • Kicking 4 Celiacs 
  • Sprue Story 
  • C.A.F.E by Jackie Ourman






Gluten Free Calendar™ is taking their signature Celebrate Celiac™ events on the road, this time to the Big Apple. On Saturday July 13th from 10am-1pm, the community will enjoy mingling with others who are living gluten-free whether due to celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or any other reason.

Saturday, July 13 
10am-1pm Ages 7+: $5 at the door, $4 online 
6 and under: FREE 

Affinia Hotel, Astor Hall
371 7th Avenue (across the street from Penn Station)
New York, NY

Save $1 per ticket by purchasing tickets at this link: http://www.glutenfreecalendar.com/?page_id=20737

Purchaser name will be added to a “Will Call” list, just show ID at the welcome table!

Vendors, gluten-free snacks, a kids fun zone and prizes like an autographed book donated by BabyCakes NYC™ Founder Erin McKenna are just a few more things attendees can look forward too. In addition, special guests Jenna Drew, Miss New Jersey, and Craig Pinto former arena football player and inductee into the American Football Hall of Fame and Founder of the non-profit organization kicking4celiac.org will be talking with guests. Both live with celiac disease themselves and work diligently to raise celiac awareness.

Guests can ask questions to local gluten-free bloggers and support group leaders who will be at the event. The NYC Celiac Meetup Group will be well reprensented by current organizers and members. Kids will enjoy face painting and an art station where they can share how they find ways to Celebrate Celiac™.

The event will take place at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel-371 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY in the Astor Hall from 10am-1pm on Saturday July 13, 2013. The first 250 attendees will receive a gift bag to carry their gluten-free goodies. Udi's Gluten Free and Glutino will act as the title sponsors for the event with Delight Gluten Free Magazine and Gluten Free Living Magazine acting as the media sponsors. Both have featured the event in their May/June issues through a full page color ad.

Save $1 per ticket by purchasing tickets at this link: http://www.glutenfreecalendar.com/?page_id=20737 Purchaser name will be added to a “Will Call” list, just show ID at the welcome table!

For media inquiries or to learn more about Gluten Free Calendar hosted events, please contact Chandice Probst at chandice@glutenfreecalendar.com

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Gluten-Free Date Night in NYC
I met my friend Kristen, of the world-famous Wine With Kristen, through the NYC Celiac Meetup group many years ago. We crossed that casual support group friendship line ages ago and now we meet on a regular basis for dinner, treats, gossip, and of course, wine. There is something so comforting about meeting up with a fellow Celiac for a meal. You don't have to worry about being the annoying friend that needs to eat gluten-free while no one else does. You can both pick a safe gluten-free friendly place and just go eat. The other day, Kristen and I did just that to catch up and eat. We decided to meet at the new Pip's Place Gluten-Free Cakery on 39th Street and Lexington Ave. in New York City You know you have a really awesome friend who agrees to meet you for gluten-free dessert BEFORE dinner. After we each had dessert as an appetizer, we walked over to S'Mac on 33rd Street and 3rd Ave. for gluten-free macaroni and cheese and a Bard's beer. It was great to catch up with Kristen and safely eat gluten-free and delicious food. Here are pictures from our gluten-free dinner date night in New York City.


Gluten-Free Date Night

Pip's Place Gluten-Free Cakery
127 East 39th Street between Park Ave. and Lexington Ave.
1729-31 First Avenue between 89th and 90th Streets

S'MAC, Sarita's Mac and Cheese
157 East 33rd Street between Lexington Ave. and 3rd Ave.
345 East 12th Street between 1st Ave. and 2nd. Ave

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Monday, July 8, 2013
Launching of Stony Brook Children’s Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity Center
The only center on Long Island specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children with Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivities



Wednesday July 10th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join for other Launch at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital 

(Location: come through hospital’s main lobby and we will be right outside the main cafeteria, near the main elevators)

Our center will have a table on display with information about us. The Gluten Intolerance Group will also be there. In addition, The Diet Shop, Naturally Free Food, Strictly Gluten Free and Schär will have tables with gluten free samples and information about the gluten free diet. 

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Thursday, July 4, 2013
Happy 4th of July!

Have a very happy, safe, Gluten-Free Fun 4th of July everyone!





Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Holiday Weekend Hummus
I am not a cauliflower eater. I look at it and gag. I am not sure if it is the color or texture or what, but cooked/raw/steamed/whatever I just cannot eat cauliflower. Cauliflower is "low in fat, low in carbohydrates but high in dietary fiber, folate, water, and vitamin C, possessing a high nutritional density." Very healthy, but still not appetizing to me.

Ever since I read about this paleo hummus on the Greatist.com website a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed. The base of the hummus is made from cauliflower but with enough cumin, paprika, garlic, tahini, and a few long sessions in the food processor and you have one smooth and delicious treat. I've made this hummus three times now and all three times it was gone within days. I add it to crackers, carrots, cucumbers, and even chicken. It is yummy but most importantly at all, it has no resemblance to the original cauliflower. Thank goodness! I added spinach into the last batch of hummus and it was just as good.

Click here to access the full paleo hummus recipe from the Livin' Paleo website. This would be the perfect addition to your weekend BBQ.

Happy 4th everyone! 

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Summer Food Fete 2013
Last night I was lucky enough to attend Food Fete Summer 2013 as a member of the press. This is a very well-curated event in New York City each year. This year's event had a lot of very interesting gluten-free products, many which were new to me. I love meeting the people behind the companies and asking them questions about ingredients, production processes, and their gluten-free customers. It is amazing to me how in just a few short years, gluten-free has really come into the limelight.

Here are some top discoveries from last night's event:

I also got to meet Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, and Missy Lapine Chase, author of the Sneaky Chef cookbooks and blog. I also munched on some delicious watermelon with goat cheese, grilled lamb, and spicy watermelon gazpacho. It was a fun night and a great event put on by Jeff at Food Fete.

I plan on posting more product reviews based on my discoveries at Food Fete in upcoming weeks. In the meantime, check out my slide show.


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Monday, July 1, 2013
Dunkin' Donuts Goes Gluten-Free
For months now, the gluten-free blogosphere has been buzzing with talk of gluten-free products at Dunkin' Donuts. People in MA and FL have been Tweeting out pictures of the gluten-free, pre-packaged donuts. About two weeks ago, this news hit the mainstream media and everyone has been going crazy over this news. Some people love the idea of being able to get a donut or muffin at D&D, others were worried about cross-contamination, while others feel that this is another gluten-free junk food on the market.

Personally, I was really excited to see the gluten-free cinnamon donuts and blueberry muffins when I went to Dunkin' Donuts a month ago in Connecticut. The pre-packaged, certified gluten-free products were on the counter in a separate basket and were clearly marked. It felt so "normal" to buy an iced coffee and a donut. Would I buy this every day? HELL NO (See calorie, fat, and sodium count below) but it was a really nice treat to buy to have along with my iced coffee.

The biggest concern gluten-free folks had about these products was the risk of cross-contamination. I can report that these products were all pre-packaged and had the "Certified GF" stamp on the back of the package. I did write to Dunkin' Donuts to ask specifically about this certification but they wrote me back about the products being kosher and not gluten-free. They did include the ingredients so here is the email and the information that I have so far. If I learn more about the certification, I will follow-up here on my blog.


Thank you for taking the time to contact Dunkin' Donuts. In response to your email, all of our gluten free products are Kosher Parve Certified by United Mehadrin Kosher.I have attached a copy of the nutritional information for our gluten free products for you to look at. We hope to have theses in store by the end of 2013. Please stay tuned for them in stores and keep checking www.DunkinDonuts.com for more information. 

Again, this doesn't address how the gluten-free products are made but I can tell you from experience they are pre-packaged. See product below.


Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donut
Ingredients: Donut: Palm Oil, Rice Flour, Eggs, Egg Whites, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch,  Sugar, Soybean Oil, Defatted Soy Flour, Contains less than 2% of the following: Leavening 
(Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Dextrose, Modified Corn Starch, Filtered Water, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Salt, Gum Arabic, Soy Lecithin, Spices,  Xanthan Gum, Sucralose; Topping: Sugar, Cinnamon, Colored with Caramel Color.
Contains: Egg, Soy
320 calories, 22g fat, 440mg sodium 


Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin
Ingredients: Muffin: Sugar, Eggs, Wild Blueberries, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Rice Flour,  Soybean Oil, Filtered Water, Defatted Soy Flour, Contains less than 2% of the following:  Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Aluminum Sulfate), Modified Corn  Starch, Salt, Guar Gum, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Blueberry Flavor, Natural and Artificial Butter  Flavor, Sorbitan Monostearate, Polysorbate 60, Mono and Diglycerides, Propylene Glycol;  Topping: Sugar.
Contains: Egg, Soy
400 calories, 12g fat, 670mg sodium


The calorie counts and grams of fat are HIGH, so this would only be a sweet treat from time to time for me. I only saw these in CT but haven't seen them in NYC yet. Are they in your local Dunkin' Donuts? Have you had these gluten-free products yet? Would you try them?

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