Chick-fil-A now offers gluten-free buns

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Following a gluten-free diet can feel very restrictive. However, as more and more people start to say ‘no’ to gluten, it’s becoming easier (and more affordable) to follow a celiac-friendly diet.

In fact, you can now find gluten-free fare at fast food joints. Chick-fil-A has just announced that they are debuting a gluten-free bun. The bun is made with ground quinoa, sorghum and amaranth and dusted with cornmeal. It is lightly sweetened with molasses and raisins.

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It is individually packaged so that there is no fear of cross-contamination from Chick-fil-A’s other items which contain wheat and wheat by-products. However, this will mean that gluten-free diners will have to assemble their own sandwiches before they can dive in, so don’t be surprised when your chicken sandwich requires a couple seconds of prep on your end.

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The bun is 150 calories, which makes it a smart choice for people who are counting calories as well as eliminating gluten. However, there is one catch: The gluten-free bun will cost you an additional $1.15.

While the cost may make you cringe a little, the reality is that the bun is made with premium ingredients like quinoa and amaranth. The team at Chick-fil-A says that test diners have been raving about the gluten-free bun, and they believe that this is because they are using high-quality ingredients like ancient grains instead of just using rice flour.

Chick-fil-A is the first fast food chain to offer diners a gluten-free bun option, but I bet it won’t be long before other causal dining spots start to follow suit. That’s great news for people who are sick of ordering “bun-less” burgers and sandwiches!

What do you think? Would you spend an extra dollar for a gluten-free bun at Chick-fil-A?

Let us know if you do, and how it tastes!

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h/t: TODAY

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