Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for the Gluten-Free Community

Coors FieldThere’s some good news and some bad news today.  I’ll start with the good.  

Coors Field will now be offering gluten-free foods during all home Rockies baseball games!  Beginning July 20th, Denver-based Deby’s Gluten Free Bakery will offer hamburger buns, hot dog buns, cookies and brownies from a Gluten-Free Booth, located at Section 147, next to Buckaroos.  This is on a trial basis so please support their efforts on behalf of the gluten-free community!  Gluten-free pretzels and gluten-free beer will also be available from another vendor. If this booth does well, Deby’s hopes to also move into Invesco Field for Bronco’s football games.  

Now for the bad news.  You may have already heard that Starbucks has discontinued its Gluten-Free Orange Valencia Cake.  They say that they were hearing it was too much of a treat, and not a nutritious snack.  It is being replaced by Kind Fruit and Nut Bars that are cheaper than the cake and hopefully more nutritious.  The addition of the Kind products doesn’t help me much since my Gluten-Free Kid is also allergic to all nuts.  

I feel like it has been two steps forward and one step back for the gluten-free community this week.  Let’s hope Starbucks re-considers and comes up with a better gluten-free, dairy-free, NUT-free product in the near future.  In the meantime, if you live in Denver please support Coors Field and its new Gluten-Free Booth!  If you make it there, I would love to hear from you on your experience.

4 responses to “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for the Gluten-Free Community

  1. You guys in Denver are really lucky. I don’t think we have anything like that in Dallas yet. As far as I know, there’s only a few gluten free restaurants or bakeries in the whole area.

  2. Yes we feel lucky. Deby’s GF Bakery here has its products in lots of places and it helps a ton. Hopefully someone in Dallas will do the same. Please let me know if they do! ~Patty

  3. Pingback: Starbucks Tries Gluten-Free Again « Gluten Free Joy

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