Hello gang! First, I wanted to bring up the info in the news about Dunkin’ Donuts and their gluten free options. This is the article I just read today from a few weeks ago. It looks like they do not have plans to implement their gluten free options nationwide. I find this very interesting and would love to know more info on why.
Here’s the thing….
If you’ve read my blog before, I’m not a huge advocate of pre-packaged foods because they just aren’t great for you. BUT, everyone eats these at times, especially for convenience sake. It happens. It’s life. It’s a little sad and unfortunate that people will no longer have these options, as I would bet it brought more business to Dunkin’ Donuts because people knew these were available. It doesn’t say they’re completely getting rid of the idea long term; just that they seem to be reevaluating. It’s weird because, according to the info I’ve read, they were made and packaged in completely gluten free, certified areas, which is what makes me truly wonder what the issue is. I can’t imagine that they didn’t sell well, but who knows? Maybe there is a taste issue, which we ALL know can be true when it comes to GF baked goods.
At any rate, I think it’s too bad. Hopefully they’ll reassess, get feedback from GF connoisseurs, and implement changes to bring back options on a nation-wide scale. What are your thoughts on this?
Okay, so here’s another topic. This is going to be a bit of a rant, so bear with me. I follow a lot of blogs. I love all things GF, Paleo, crochet, sewing, crafting, etc, etc. There is a blog that I will not mention by name, but she blogs about Paleo food mostly. She creates a lot of new recipes, seemingly quite often. That’s great that she can find time to do so. It does take a lot of effort and time and trial and error to perfect recipes. I know. I’ve done it myself many times. She then posts these recipes on her blog. Great, right? Not so much.
This is where my issue comes in. She makes you sign up for a membership you HAVE to pay a yearly fee for to get these recipes. Really? While I do understand that you blog to make money and it does take time and effort to create these recipes, I just don’t get that. And furthermore, why would people actually pay to be a member?
When I look for recipes, I HAVE TO see the recipe to see what’s in it and whether it’s actually appealing once I read the recipe before I try it. You can’t do that with her recipes, because you can’t look at the recipes without paying for a membership. There are MILLIONS of people out there that post recipes daily for people to try, so why does she do it? How does she gain membership? I just don’t get that. I want people to come to my blog to find recipes for good food. Why charge for this? It just doesn’t make sense to me at all.
Any thoughts on this?
And lastly, I will leave you with this. I was thankful and so happy to have my brothers visit over the weekend. They just left this morning and I’m sad and happy at the same time. I am happy to have had the time with them, but sad that I live too far away to see them often. It was very bittersweet. While they were here, I enjoyed cooking for them. I made 5 lbs of beef roast, most of which is gone, a blueberry french toast casserole made with Paleo bread (I most often use the last recipe on that page), chocolate chip cookie bars, an egg bake, and even just burgers one night. I think a great time was had by all.
Happy Monday and PLAN to have a great week!!