February 6, 2011
Kinnikinnick Doughnuts – Review & Giveaway
If you’re not familiar with Kinnikinnick Foods, their mission statement is:
To provide Celiacs, people with Autism and other people with special dietary requirements with an uncontaminated, risk free source of food products. To provide our customers with food that actually looks and tastes Great.Their products are produced in dedicated gluten, wheat, and nut free facilities that use soy, eggs and sesame seeds. I found their video on the importance of dedicated gluten-free facilities and equipment interesting. In it they simply show us a high speed waffle line that they purchased used and had to clean. It took them four weeks to remove all traces of gluten. You can see in the video how much gluten can be found on various parts of the equipment. They took the equipment apart to clean it—something that is not done when a company uses shared equipment. Many of the areas cannot easily be cleaned, yet are close to if not actually in contact with the food. You can also find the video on the Kinnikinnick Foods website.
For the Valentine’s season,Kinnikinnick is offering the above pictured cinnamon apple doughnuts which are gluten, dairy, soy, and nut free. They are available until February 28th and only through their website or by calling toll free 1-877-503-4466.
Kinnikinnick sent me a sampling of their doughnut varieties. These apple cinnamon doughnuts may be more dense than their gluten-containing counterparts, but they have that doughnut flavor along with the cinnamon and a hint of apple. Gluten-free son and I both liked them, and my sweet-toothed son did everything he could to talk me into giving him one, which I did. He thought they were pretty good, and he’s a gluten eater. The doughnuts are small, about 3 inches in diameter and come 6 to a package.
Don’t expect a gluten-free doughnut to be exactly like a big soft gluten-filled doughnut. But if doughnuts are something you really miss, these are good. You can look for Kinnikinnick in the frozen section of health food stores and the frozen health food section of some regular grocery stores. I have seen them at Giant. There is a store locator on their web site or you can order directly from them.
Kinnikinnick also offers other gluten-free (and dairy free) products such as breads, cookies, mixes, cooking/baking products and more.
One winner will receive an assortment of Kinnikinnick doughnuts similar to the one pictured above. To enter you must have a ship to addresses in Canada, the Continental US, Alaska or Hawaii, and you must leave a comment on this post. If you receive this post by email, you need to click over to my blog and leave a comment. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Please include an email address in your first comment. Up to four entries per person:
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Disclaimer: Kinnikinnick provided me with the above pictured doughnuts free of charge. The opinions in this post are my own.
(I haven't had a donut in over 5 years. I'm kind of torturing myself here.)
I've been trying to get up the nerve to attempt making my own donuts. But I feel if I succeed..that's a dangerous skill to have.
The donut I miss most is the eclair, but I also miss the old fashioned and the powdered (filled with raspberry or lemon - YUM!!!!!!!!
I've tried kinnikinnick donuts before - the chocolate kind - and really enjoyed them. I drizzled them with some additional chocolate syrup and sprinkles.
Personally, I prefer homemade, but who has time to make donuts? These are a great treat to keep in the freezer!
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thanks for the give a way,
Thanks for posting all these great recipes!
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I miss the doughnuts with jelly in the middle and icing and sprinkles on the top
I really miss maple-glazed doughnuts. These Kinnikinnick doughnuts look delicious!!
Please send some donuts my way.
(sorry for double posting, i signed in with the wrong thing the first time)
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I buy Kinnikinnick donuts for my son for special occasions. We can only have the cinnamon sugar ones though, because those are the only ones without corn. (he also has a corn allergy.) If it's been a while since you've had a donut, and if you warm these a little, they really hit the donut spot!
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