Sunday, January 18, 2009

Product review - Kinnikinnick Donuts!

I attended a training class in NYC the second week in December. The computer school that hosted the class provided a large breakfast spread for their students. When I say large, I mean ridiculously large! There were muffins, and scones, and bagels, and toast, and cereal, and danishes, and most distressing of all - glazed donuts! I had planned ahead (not actually expecting there to be food and having to leave home insanely early) and had brought along a breakfast bar (thanks Enviro-kids!) Add to that a banana (they had large, multi-tiered basket of fruit as well) and I had a pretty decent breakfast . . . . but I just couldn't stop thinking about those donuts!

To my knowledge there is only one company that sells a GF/DF donut - Kinnikinnick. I purchase most of my GF products at a large Whole Foods near my home. I do also on occasion stop in some smaller health food stores especially if I'm traveling outside my immediate area or even just driving somewhere I know there is a store. I finally found a store selling Kinnikinnick Vanilla Glazed Donuts!

If you've never had these, I highly recommend them. If the last time you purchased them they came in a plastic bag, I highly recommend you try them again. The first time I had a Kinnikinnick Donut they were sold frozen together in a plastic bag. The donuts weren't a uniform size or shape and were about as dense as clay. I used to eat half a donut at a time as they were too heavy to finish an entire donut in one sitting.

Since then however they've made some vast improvements. The donuts now come in a box of six. Inside the box they are arranged in a tray that keeps them from freezing together. Each donut is now a uniformed size and shape (not jumbo sized like at Dunkin Donuts but a good size overall). They are also a nice texture and consistency and are as light as a GF product really can be.

So, anyhow, it was nice to finally get a glazed donut even if it was a month later! Of course, in writing this post, I spent some time poking around the Kinnikinnick website and now I'm yearning for some of their other flavors - Cinnamon Sugar, Maple Glazed, Chocolate Glazed and Chocolate Coated!


minivan driving soccermom said...

I just bought these for my son recently, he was so excited as he had been craving donuts every since he went GF/CF...We tried the maple glazed and the cinnamon sugar he loved both and gobbled them down quickly!

GF/DF Adventurer - said...

Yeah, unfortunately I'm limited at this point to which ever flavor I can find locally (not a big fan of mail ordering food as I'd rather support the little shops that support us). There are a number of health food shops I'd like to get to in the next week and hopefully they'll have some of the other flavors - I really want to try the Maple glazed (and of course, I wouldn't turn away the chocolate!)

Stacey said...

We like the cinnamon sugar ones too.

GF/DF Adventurer - said...

I finally got to try the Cinnamon Sugar ones and they are really good. Of course, the glazed are still better! :-) But that's just my sweet tooth talking.

Melanie (Allergy Family) said...

I just bought those for my son today and he loved them. As soon as we left the Health food store he asked if he could eat one when we get home.

GF/DF Adventurer - said...

"As soon as we left the Health food store he asked if he could eat one when we get home."

Ah, yes, that's the problem with these, especially in the winter - no snacking on them until they defrost!

marylandceliac said...

I will have to try the donuts again. I tried the cinn. 2 years ago when I was first diagnosed and never bought them again. I am glad to hear about their improvement!

Jason said...

These donuts are still great. They are currently selling their Autumn Pumpkin Spice Donut. Here's a review: Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Donut Review. I hope they sell the Cinnamon Apple Donuts again this winter!

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