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Starbucks will offer gluten-free cake

It has finally happened! After people (like me!) voiced their opinions one year ago about the need for gluten-free offerings at Starbucks, a gluten-free cake is coming! It is also dairy and soy-free, but for those of you also allergic to nuts, watch out: it is made with almonds.

An announcement was made on the My Starbucks Idea blog 2 days ago. It said:

“Hi, it’s Erin on the Food team.  I am so excited today to share an update on our blog about Gluten-free offerings.  Starting May 5 we will be launching the Gluten-free Orange Valencia Cake with Almonds.  And even better you are among the first to know!  Who better to get the first scoop than you who helped make it happen?  This product was inspired by the passionate responses we heard from you on My Starbucks Idea.

The Orange Valencia Cake is a delicious moist citrus cake bursting with Valencia oranges and topped with crunchy almonds.  Not only is it gluten-free, it is also prepared with 7 simple ingredients: Whole Eggs, Valencia Orange Pulp, Almonds, Sugar, Orange Peel, Gluten Free Baking Powder, and Orange Oil.  Plus it delivers 30% of your daily value of vitamin C.”

Interesting ingredients… definitely not what I expected. I can’t wait to taste it. I assume that if they are offering one cake and one cake only, they have made sure it is really good. Don’t you think? I’ll try to sink my teeth in it on May 5 and find out! To read more about the gluten-free cake, go to the My Starbucks Idea blog.

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