Katz Gluten Free Doughnuts

Monday, January 16th, 2012 | click here to comment

Katz recently launched a line of gluten-free doughnuts and from the get-go they had me intrigued, if only because two of their doughnuts offerings are donut holes, which were my absolute favorite when I was still eating gluten. All of the doughnuts are not only gluten-free, but dairy-free also which is a major win in my book since I'm also lactose intolerant. 

The folks at Katz were kind enough to send over some doughnuts for me to sample, which made me giddy with anticipation. I felt like a desperate housewife checking the mail obsessively and when they finally arrived I couldn't wait to tear them open and give them a try. 

The new Katz doughnuts come in three flavors: Jelly, Custard and Powdered. I have a soft spot for custard donuts and fondly remember the soft and chewy doughnuts from Dunkin' Donuts filled with custard and topped with some fake, but addicting frosting. Naturally the custard were the first I decided to try. 

Katz has managed to pull off no small feat with these  doughnuts. They are soft, springy and taste as close to a regular donut as I've had in a LONG time. I've tried almost all of the microwave gluten-free  doughnuts out there and they don't even come close to tasting as good as the Katz  doughnuts. All of the Katz  doughnuts are covered in powdered sugar, which I love because it brings me back to my childhood and when you're finished eating the  doughnut you can lick your fingers.

The one thing that was mildly upsetting to me about the doughnut holes was the meager amount of filling. I want my custard  doughnuts to be next to exploding with custard and these unfortunately just had a small bit. That said, the small amount of custard I did get was freaking yummy. I don't know what magic they have going on, but they managed to make dairy-free custard taste like the real thing. 

The jelly  doughnuts were made of the same dough, but filled with jelly instead of custard. I did notice there was a bit more filling in the jelly version, but still not enough to satisfy me completely. Between the two, the jelly  doughnuts were not my personal favorite, but still quite good. 

Last, but certainly not least are the classic powdered  doughnuts that we all know and love. They are the same taste and texture as the  doughnut holes, but in your classic doughnut shape (and liberal amounts of powdered sugar, yum). Perfect for an AM snack with a cup of coffee!

Want to try Katz gluten-free  doughnuts? Enter their giveaway here and you could win one of EACH product they offer, it's a $275 value and absolutely worth entering if you ask me! 

While you're there, you can save $3 off of shipping on the free Katz gluten-free sample pack (for first time customers only) using the coupon code "BLOGS."

Which of the Katz doughnuts are you most excited to try?


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