Thursday, July 16, 2009

Starbucks Giveth and Then Taketh Away (Or, No cake for you!)

I was so excited when I learned that Starbucks added a gluten-free menu item. Now Starbucks is pulling the gluten-free Valencia Orange Cake from its menu. They just put it up there in May.

I got this news from Facebook. Then I learned on Twitter that the reasoning for this brilliant move was that "people" said the orange cake wasn't really nutritious and that it was more of a treat. Umm...who goes to Starbucks looking for health food? If you have to avoid gluten, you have plenty of healthy things to eat. What you want is easy access to some baked goods.

One day I hope that places like Starbucks can have more than one gluten-free menu item. Starbucks decided to replace the CAKE with a fruit/nut bar. Really, money must come into play somewhere here. I can't believe that they just up and replaced the cake because it was too much of a treat.

2 comments:

Sharon said...

I just heard the other day that it was on; now it's off. What's up?

inotherwordz said...

I don't know, but Triumph Dining has a petition they will present asking Starbucks to bring it back and they need signatures:

http://www.triumphdining.com/blog/petition-to-starbucks-bring-back-the-gluten-free-cake/