A Gluten Free Oreo Is Finally Hitting Grocery Store Shelves in January – Jenny G. Zhang

A white package of gluten-free Oreos against a gray background, with a stack of Oreo cookies in front of it.Gluten-free Oreos will be available in just a few short months. | Photo: Oreo

Plus, you can now eat a tub of Cinnabon frosting at home, and more news to start your day

Gluten-intolerant eaters can finally have a little Oreos, as a treat

Next year is already looking brighter for the gluten sensitive. Oreo announced that gluten-free Oreos are on the way and will hit grocery shelves in January 2021. A permanent addition to the product line, the gluten-free cookies will be available in regular and Double Stuf varieties “wherever original Oreos are sold,” CNN reports. The Oreos have been vetted by the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, so they’re the real deal.

According to Food & Wine, Oreo has been planning the launch of gluten-free cookies “for some time”; the company just wanted to make sure the recipe delivered a “comparable snacking experience to the original recipe,” a representative told CNN.

And in other news…

  • California governor Gavin Newsom faces backlash for recently attending a dinner party held by a lobbyist at the French Laundry as coronavirus cases surge and states begin to lock down again. [Politico]
  • China is clamping down on frozen food over fears that imported frozen food and packaging contain traces of coronavirus. The World Health Organization maintains that it’s unlikely that people can catch the virus from food or food packaging. [Food Safety News]
  • With little recourse or eligibility for financial help, undocumented immigrants in Queens who have seen their lives upended by the pandemic are turning to street vending to survive. [NYT]
  • Beyond Meat is releasing two new versions of its burgers: one that’s juicier and another that’s lower in saturated fat. [The Verge]
  • For the first time, Cinnabon is selling big ol’ tubs of cream cheese frosting for you to eat alone for the holidays. [Brand Eating]
  • Pepsi goes slim thicc for its first 2-liter bottle redesign in nearly 30 years. [CNN]
  • Momofuku is joining the delivery platform Goldbelly, which has nearly doubled its restaurant and customer numbers this year as a result of the pandemic. [CNBC]
  • A man accused of stealing cash, beer, electronics, and a delivery car from a California pizzeria reportedly took the time to make himself a pizza while he was doing so. [Insider]
  • What do you do when you lose your sense of taste from COVID-19? This guy filmed himself eating a raw onion and downing lemon juice and garlic paste. [Independent]
  • Imagine a Peloton, only analog, with a drink holder for gin, and about ten times more useless. That’s Hendrick’s Gin’s stationary penny farthing bicycle. [WSJ]
  • Ina at home. [NYT]

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