Interesting article today in the NYtimes about Team Garmin's ride in the tour and their team chef-- Sean Fowler of El Racó d'Urús. Apparently, they are eating mostly gluten free?
Talk about t-a-s-t-y: kinnikinnick's gluten free sugar and cinnamon bagels are addictive. I just gobbled a couple of them the other night...
Overall, the texture on these is excellent-- it's got a slight chew to it (it is more a cake donut than anything else!), a great light sugar cake taste, and a healthy dusting of sugar and cinnamon. These do come frozen, so you can leave them out to bring them to room temperature, but if you're hungry and impatient (like me), you can zap them in the microwave for a couple of seconds to get it heated up a little bit. Mind you, if you care about these sort of things, I tend to prefer toasting/microwaving these a little more while they're on on the frozen end since the ice tends to steam out the insides of the donut and only adds to the deliciousness.
I got these at Lassen's in Goleta for about 6 dollars in the frozen section (for 6 small donuts). A little spendy, but a great treat if you can pace yourself. A little research revealed you can also find a wider variety these online directly from Kinnikinnick (in tasty looking maple frosting, chocolate dipped, and vanilla glazed ... danger, danger).
Talk about surprises... I just came across this article about Betty Crocker's foray into the world of gluten free treats, on AdAge, no less. I have yet to try some, but geez... this seems to bode well for those of us avoiding gluten. These mixes are made in dedicated facilities.
Since going gluten-free in 2003, I've seen the learning curve about being gluten free from "So you can still eat cookies, right?" up to recent conversations with strangers about children they know who have Celiac or are avoiding casein and gluten.
I have yet to try these mixes (it sounds like they aren't rolled out everywhere just yet), but I'm excited to not only try them but to also see how other mainstream food companies address the gluten free market... If you're anxious to try but can't find them in stores, check out Amazon-- here are the chocolate chip cookies, here is the yellow cake mix, the devil's food cake mix, and finally, the brownie mix.
I am still dreaming of a gluten free maple bar donut... any donut makers out there?