Starbucks considering gluten-free offerings

A while back, I blogged about a test-run of gluten-free brownies being offered for sale in New York City area Starbucks.  That run was successful, and now Starbucks is in a phase where it looks like they will most certainly offer gluten-free products in the near future.  For now, they are taking comments on their blog.  (You do have to register to comment — your e-mail, password, username.)  Please consider logging in to answer their questions regarding products, packaging, marketing, etc.  I myself was writing a nice, long comment, toggling between tabs that held the original post and the comment box, reading up on what everyone else was writing, making sure my comment included everything I wanted to say… and I was auto-logged-out!!  Comment lost.  Argh.  I’ll have to go back…

I don’t get over to Starbucks nearly as much as I used to… it’s pricey, you know!!  But, I enjoy my almond extra-hot cappuccino once a month or so, and would absolutely be thrilled to enjoy a gluten-free muffin with it as an extra-special treat!


About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on January 15, 2009, in Celiac Disease, Cooking/Baking/Food/Recipes, gluten-free. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. We prefer smaller shops to Starbucks, but if they start offering GF items, we may visit more often. I would love to be able to take my kids in and sit down for a snack every now and then… they wouldn’t feel so “different”.

    There is one store close by that carries Fresh Bakery Gluten Free items (which they bring over from a bigger bakery in Portland). The main bakery is too far for us to visit on a regular basis (like never) so this has been a wonderful treat. When we have Easter Brunch at Church I pick up a marionberry coffee cake or other tasty treat for us!

    I registered and left a comment at Starbucks site… I think its important for our voices to be heard!

    Thanks for sharing!

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