Prohibition Bakery, a boozy bakery, now offers Gluten Free Rum Drops // Lower East Side, NYC


Prohibition Bakery, a boozy bakery located on the Lower East Side, has just started offering a gluten-free product – their alcoholic gumdrops which they call Rumdrops.

Prohibition Bakery is mostly known for their boozy cupcakes but they also offer a line of boozy gum drops, based off of cocktails, called RumDrops. Prohibition Bakery just launched the first gluten free flavor of RumDrops: Bourbon Milk Punch, made with spiced bourbon and heavy cream.


Priced at $6 a pack this might be the cheapest and most creative way to get your drink on in New York City.

Do you remember jello shots in college? Well RumDrops are a grown up, and improved, version of the vodka-socked jello shots we used to take. You can defiantly smell and taste the Bourbon but it is not overpowering and it doesn’t taste like a shot. RumDrops are such a fun and creative way to incorporate alcohol into dessert, without resorting to the old jello shots.


Bourbon — a form of whiskey— must be made from at least 51% corn, which is a gluten free grain. However, the rest of what goes into Bourbon generally comes from wheat, barley and rye, which are, of course, not gluten free.

Due to these products being so highly processed, they have no detectable gluten even if derived from a grain that contains gluten.

So does that mean bourbon that gluten free? It depends on whom you ask. Some people with celiac and gluten intolerance can tolerate alcoholic beverages distilled from gluten grains, and others can’t. So really, it depends on what your body can—and cannot— tolerate.

Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge to review for my blog. I was not paid for my review, and all my thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.