July 16, 2009
Starbucks Stops Production of Valencia Orange Cake
I haven’t seen an official statement, but word is out that Starbucks has stopped producing its gluten-free Valencia orange cake. On Twitter, @Starbucks said, “We heard that it was too much of a treat, and not a nutritious snack. The @KindSnacks bar is replacing it.” That would be these Kind bars.
I agree, it was a treat for me. I suppose they need something that people will buy frequently, not occasionally. I am not someone who frequents Starbucks, but I did stop in on occasion for the gluten-free cake. I don’t think I’ll be making any special stops for a Kind bar. I’ve never tried one. They are probably good, but fruit and nuts are easy for me to find. In fact, I often carry mixed nuts with me when I’ll be out for a while.
I, as well as others, would like to see Starbucks offer some other type of gluten-free baked item. A sandwich on gluten-free bread would be great, but a muffin or scone would be nice also.
What do you think?
Labels: gluten-free news
Crap. Now I'm going to stop going to Starbucks again.
I'm wondering who is making these gluten free decisions over at Starbucks. Really. I can't see anyone from the GF community saying, "Let's add a fruit and nut bar to replace the cake to have with coffee."
But that's just me!
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