Lots of things happen in May for me.
- Its national Celiac Awareness month, not that it really means much yet except people get to make fun of those of us who have to eat gluten free a little bit more liberally because its being advertised.
- My birthday
- Mother’s Day
Every year in May (I go other months sometimes) I get to go to our Natural food store and just browse and look and buy new things. This year it was:
I have waited so long for these to finally hit Alaska!
I think I texted everyone I knew about finding these donuts. (sorry to all those I texted, there was a lot but I was excited) Donuts have been something I have been missing very much lately, oh so very much, so much that in moments of weakness I almost cheated and when one has a need for a certain food like this, nothing will do but I was so optimistic when I found these donuts.
On Mother’s Day I got up bright and early, I was dreaming about these donuts all week-long but I wanted to save them for this special day.
First they were small. See that dime in my pictures, I put it there so you could have a size comparison.
Still, I didn’t care if they tasted good.
The frosting looked like it was not going to be enough, I had my powdered sugar/butter/vanilla out to whip up some more but I was amazed it was the perfect amount. You get individual frosting packs so that you don’t have to eat all the donuts at once………………….
Okay seriously, this was a nice thought on Kinnikinnick’s part.
Now the complicated part. You have to heat these babies up just right and eat them real fast or they just taste like the usual gluten free donut like everyone else makes and what I am tired of settling for. I think out of 6 I got one right that actually (if I closed my eyes and imagined) tasted like a soft gluten raised donut. But that soon dissipated because these are literally 3 bites big.
Another note is there is no yeasty smell which I really miss from gluten donuts.
Rant for a moment: WHY DOES THE GLUTEN FREE WORLD THINK WE DON’T DESERVE NORMALLY SIZED THINGS? LITTLE BREAD, LITTLE DONUTS, LITTLE MUFFINS, WE EAT GLUTEN FREE DUE TO A DISEASE NOT A DIET SO WE AREN’T WATCHING OUR INTAKE AND WE AIN’T KIDS, WE CAN HANDLE A FULL SLICE OF BREAD OR A FULL DONUT!! End of rant, Sorry.
Okay so my over all impression?
These were nothing…………..nothing like a raised donut. they tasted good, they were fun but I will not spend $8 on these or any small little donut again for myself. However my son still loves these little donuts (well not these one, but other donuts from Kinnikinnick) and I will continue buying them for him. He has never in his life had a “real Gluten” donut. That’s sad but that’s life.
Good splurge and by golly if you can heat it up just right its good but it’s still small and just not anything close to what I have been craving, Maybe I built it up in my mind too much that it would taste like a gluten donut and I don’t think the world will ever make one gluten free. I won’t give up though!
I will have a donut again, even ifs a gluten one on my death-bed.