There are a million reasons not to eat Dunkin Donuts but this one floored me. #theheartistswayPosted by Jess Magic on Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Julia Allison shared Jaaahaas’s recent DD diatribe. Though our burro had forbidden Dan from commenting on her FB page “EVER AGAIN”, comment he did:
Found this disconcerting because we live near a Dunkin and so even though I’m allergic to everything in their donuts, my family consumes them. And like most people who eat dairy free/gluten free foods, I consume carrageenan too – probably sometimes a lot of it.
And since my daughter was allergic to cow’s milk, she’s had a lot* of exposure to carrageenan-bearing non-dairy milks.
So, mild panic.
It’s true that a quick google search reveals lots of scary-looking articles about both titanium oxide and carrageenan.
However, a more thorough look at the evidence suggests neither of these is a big deal unless you have some other risk factor or you eat (or for titanium, inhale/snort) or inject a huge amount of the additive.
The carageenan studies are particularly weak.
And Dunkin stopped using titanium oxide in 2015.
Whew! Thanks, Dan! I love me some Bavarian Creme, and I confess to having been worried by Jaaahaas’s spiel.