Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Starbucks Gluten Free Update

Looks like all the feedback Starbucks got from Gluten Free consumers sunk in. According to this AP article from last Friday, the coffee giant will begin offering Gluten Free pastry options at all Starbucks stores beginning May 5th, 2009.
The pastry, called Valencia Orange Cake, will be made with seven ingredients which are all 100 percent gluten-free, the company said. The cake will be sold in individually wrapped packages for $2.25 each and will be available beginning May 5.

Starbucks said it wanted to offer its gluten-free customers more choices.
"I think one of the things we learned right from the get-go from our gluten-free customers is they can't eat away from home very easily," said Adrienne Knapp, a product manager in the food category at Starbucks. "A cake is actually really hard to find for someone that's a gluten-free consumer."
Starbucks has 16 Raleigh area locations.


Lauren said...

I can't believe they're actually going to offer something gf! I love Starbucks coffee. This is exciting!

Karen said...

Ditto that, I"m excited as well! :-) I was just in Starbucks at Crossroads this past weekend, and just got a coffee and looked longingly at the pastry items!

Amy said...

This is wonderful news!

H.Peter said...

Not available in Canada. I can't believe it. had to make our own!


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