Gluten-free doughnuts sandwiched between designer deals and funky furniture.
Yep, you read that right. You can now get gluten-free doughnuts in TK Maxx!
In a store where a coeliac usually gets excited only over discounted kitchen gadgets and designer fashion.
But doughnuts? That’s next level.
And not just one token flavour for the sake of inclusivity.
They went all in, with four different flavours.
I tried them all, and I’m here to give you the full flavour breakdown.
Pistachio took the crown, but what about the rest?
If the doughnut big leagues on the UK high street like Krispy Kreme and Gregg’s aren’t delivering, who thought TK Maxx would?
Trust me, you’ll want to keep reading.
- TK Maxx, of all places, stocks gluten-free doughnuts in four different flavours – cocoa, pistachio, vanilla, and strawberry.
- You get three individually wrapped mini doughnuts per box, coming in at £2.29 per box at the time of writing.
- UK High street doughnut titans like Krispy Kreme and Gregg’s haven’t caught on yet.
- Gluten-free treats are popping up in the most unexpected places, and I’m here for it.
- If you’re coeliac and a doughnut lover, make a beeline for TK Maxx!
The Great Doughnut Discovery
TK Maxx isn’t exactly the first place you’d think to find gluten-free baked goods, right?
I mean, I’m used to hunting down trendy lampshades and kitchen gadgets there, not mouth-watering doughnuts.
But that’s what makes this discovery so darn exciting. Now we’re talking about a game-changer, my friends.
They’re unlike the typical doughnuts from the supermarket or the aforementioned establishments.
They have more of a cake-like texture and are covered in sprinkles.
But I, for one, rated them highly!
The Flavours: From Expected to Exotic
Imagine my eyes lighting up when I found not one but four different flavours!
They had your classics—chocolate and strawberry—but they threw in vanilla and pistachio for good measure.
As a doughnut lover who can’t waltz into any bakery and get whatever he pleases, this was like hitting the jackpot on the national lottery.
I’m a self-confessed sweet tooth. And trust me, coming across a hidden gem like this is music to my ears!
Flavour Ranking: My Personal Preference
The Pistachio Surprise
Let’s talk about that pistachio doughnut. Who would’ve thought?
I took my first bite with scepticism but ended up wowed.
The flavour was balanced, not too sweet, and the texture was just right.
The pistachio wasn’t overwhelming; it was like a subtle nod to the nut itself.
Oh, and the chocolate? Rich and satisfying, but not enough to dethrone pistachio from its top spot.
Doughnut Kings Yet to Join the Gluten-Free Party
Here’s a wake-up call to doughnut moguls like Krispy Kreme and Gregg’s: TK Maxx is outpacing you in the gluten-free realm!
I know, it sounds unbelievable.
It’s like finding out your quiet neighbour is the next big thing in the music industry!
The question remains, when are the big players going to step up and expand your gluten-free offerings?
I can go to many bakeries in countries like Spain and feel right at home with the wealth of gluten-free options on offer.
So why does it always feel like the chains (especially here in the UK) are always playing catch up?!
If you’re coeliac too, I’m sure you’ll feel my pain here!
Why the High Street Needs to Take Note
We’re living in a time when dietary restrictions are more common than ever.
Coeliac disease isn’t some rare condition; it’s a reality for many, including myself, since 2021.
There’s a growing demand for gluten-free options, and the market is ripe for the taking.
TK Maxx got the memo. When will the rest follow suit?
Very soon, in an ideal world!
The Bottom Line: TK Maxx Just Got Sweeter
My trips to TK Maxx used to be about snagging a deal on designer wear or finding a homeware item to spruce up my apartment.
But now, it’s also a pit stop for doughnut delight.
The bar has officially been raised.
What’s your move, high street bakeries? The gluten-free doughnut ball is in your court.
Disclaimer: This content is based on my personal experience as an individual diagnosed with celiac disease and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) who follows a strict gluten-free diet. This does not constitute medical advice. Please consult a medical professional, nutritionist, or qualified dietitian for personalized, professional advice.