The new Dunkin’ Donuts gluten-free brownie has been available in stores nationwide since July 30. Part of the new Dunkin’ Run menu featuring $2 snacks, the brownie is the chain’s first gluten-free item.
According to Dunkin’ Donuts’ U.S. Chief Marketing Officer Tony Weisman, “We…recognize the importance of providing alternative choices for people with dietary restrictions or who choose a gluten-free diet, which is why we’re pleased our new menu offers guests a gluten-free Fudge Brownie, which is so chewy and delicious we think everyone will love it.”
Certified gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Certification Organization, the treat comes
individually wrapped, avoiding any cross-contamination risk.
How does it taste?
Never one to shirk my responsibilities as editor of a gluten-free publication, I headed to the closest Dunks—I live in Massachusetts; there is always one nearby—to try it for myself. I was a little hesitant to take the first bite. I’ve had my share of dry, crumbly and otherwise-unpleasant gluten-free baked goods. My initial taste of the Dunkin’ Donuts gluten-free brownie pleasantly surprised. Soft and gooey, it has a fudge-y consistency and delivers tons of chocolate-y flavor. I also didn’t notice any unpleasant aftertaste—always something to be wary of when it comes to gluten-free goodies. I probably could have split it and saved half for later as it’s pretty dense, but not unpleasantly so.
If you’re splurging on a brownie, you’re probably not expecting an overly healthful experience. To that end, be prepared to add the brownie’s 350 calories, 34 grams of sugar and 16 grams of fat to your nutritional intake for the day.
Love dining at restaurants but nervous about cross-contamination? Use the helpful tips in “Eating Out Gluten Free” for a safe and fun night out.