A few months ago, I first heard that Starbucks was going to *finally* offer a gluten-free option for those with gluten intolerance. They created a moist orange cake that was individually wrapped and available behind the counters at at all stores (or at least all of the stores that I went in to).
They have decided to discontinue this cake. I don't know what the plans are----if they're tweaking the recipe to make it taste better (quite honestly, it had a bit too much orange zest for my liking), or if they are discontinuing it all together due to lack of sales.
If the lack of sales is a problem, there is a simple solution. Keep some in the freezer, ready to go for your customers! That's what gluten-free people do, anyhow. My freezer is stocked with bakery goods ready to go.
If you can, please take the time to include your name on this petition, started by Triumph Dining Cards to show your support in bringing back a gluten-free option for Starbucks patrons. The goal is to get more than 5k signatures, which is pretty-low ball to me. I say we go for 25k. Please click over from your feedburner and sign. You will need to enter your email address, and then confirm your "signature" in an automatic email. There is an option where your name will not be shared that you can check.
Thank you so much, each and every one of you, for your help and your support. There is nothing more devastating than to be starving and not have ONE thing to eat in an entire coffee house. I burst into tears when I brought my 4-year-old her first Starbucks cake, all wrapped up, and she got so excited that she could eat it, she jumped up and down. Eating a snack shouldn't be so hard.
Bring Back the Gluten-Free Coffee Cake petition.
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for further reading: Please Bring Back Gluten-Free Cake to Starbucks, or perhaps maybe something allergen-free?, BlogHer.com