Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thank You Starbucks!!


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I had heard a rumor that Starbucks was going to start offering a sweet treat for their gluten free customers, but to be honest with you I didn’t believe it. I thought that even if they did offer something, that there was no way that it would trickle down to my local Starbucks. So on Saturday when I ordered my iced tea latte, I didn’t even look in the case. I’m at the point in my gluten free life that I don’t even browse the gorgeous pastries in the case. But when I went to grab my straw, I saw it: A gluten free Valencia Orange Cake on a tiny silver pedestal…smiling at me.

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Delicious!! Sweet, moist, with a hint of orange.And I love that they’re individually wrapped to protect against cross-contamination. It’s funny how just having one food item on a menu that I can eat makes me so happy! I should add a disclaimer though, this is a sweet treat that I enjoyed thoroughly and will definitely enjoy again BUT at 290 calories, 16g of fat, and 23g of sugar it doesn’t fit the criteria for my regular rotation. But it will be enjoyed on very special occasions…like Mondays!! :)


sallybranwyn said...

My gluten free girls were tellng me that these were coming...I'm so glad you found them and enjoyed them. Yikes for the nutrition panel, but now that I think of it, I bet their "regular" pastries are hefty in that regard, too.

Thanks for the review!

Lori said...

(long time celiac reader, first time commenter) I had no idea, I'm so excited!

Marlow said...

Sally- I know!! I thought that exact same thing at first!!

Lori- Thanks for reading...and commenting!! I know! I feel like more and more places are offering items, but Starbucks!! Awesome!

Slimming Su said...

Hi April. Missed you on Sat. Papa had a great time!! I do love the GF Orange cakes at Starbucks. What a treat. Like you I rarely look at the pastry counter but had heard. Uncle Mike goes to Sbux regularly and I don't always go because I don't like their coffee and don't need a mocha very often. Last week he brought an orange cake home as a surprise!! Yum! Yum!!!