I blogged a few months back about voting for Starbucks to add gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free treats to the bakery case. Well, I am happy to say that Starbucks has answered our call, kind of. Today, Starbucks announced they will begin offering Gluten-Free Orange Valencia Cake with Almonds nationally on May 5th. Exciting for some gluten-free foodies but many who have Celiac Disease also suffer from other food allergies and nuts are one of the top 8 allergens. So, I am a bit disappointed because my son happens to be one of the many Celiacs who can’t ingest any nuts, including almonds. Sad to say, he won’t be able to try this exciting new gluten-free treat from Starbucks. But, I am still hopeful that this cake will be such a hit that Starbucks will develop more treats and maybe a nut-free one! At least they are heading in the right direction. For the Starbucks announcement, click here.
What would you like to see Starbucks add to the menu?