Starbucks Discontinues Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake

I received this note from Triumph Dining which publishes a Gluten Free Dining Out and a Gluten Free Grocery Guide.  These books are really useful when first navigating eating out and food shopping.  They are trying to convince Starbucks to keep the Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake.  If you’ve not had a chance to try one of these cakes you may have missed your chance.  Here was my experience.

From Triumph Dining:

“We’d like your help to bring back the Starbucks gluten-free cake! As you probably already know, despite what appears to be strong support from the gluten-free community, Starbucks is discontinuing its Valencia Orange Cake. This is a tremendous blow to the gluten-free community. It’s already so hard to find good, safe gluten-free options. Having a gluten-free treat at Starbucks was an enormous win for the community. It’s sad to see it disappear such a short time later, without any real explanation.

We’ve put together this petition to let Starbucks know how much we miss the gluten-free cake and that we’d love to see it back in our local Starbucks!

Please share this petition with your readers and ask them to sign it. The petition is located here: Our goal is to collect 5,000 signatures and to present the petition to Starbucks corporate headquarters. Please join us in our quest to get more options for gluten-free people around the country.”

If you want to sign the petition, please make it your decision based on your experience and desires.  If you follow the link you can see what messages to Starbucks others have left.   Let me know what you think.

Starbucks Gluten Free Cake ©Diane Ebiln

Starbucks Gluten Free Cake ©Diane Ebiln

2 Responses to Starbucks Discontinues Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake

  1. Rhonda September 25, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    I thought these GF cakes were amazing! so dissapointed! I felt they didnt market it well there never was even a little chalk board sign saying they had them, always hidden behind the counter. I had many non-GF friends who would of loved to try them but didnt even know. Bad marketing. Such a bummer!

    • Diane October 2, 2009 at 6:42 am #

      Rhonda- You just never know. I think it was handled bad all the way around. They sure didn't last long.