valencia orange cake.
Ah, the ubiquitous coffee shop known as Starbucks. We now have reason to applaud the ubiquity: The newly-released gluten-free Valencia Orange Cake. Readers, if you’ve had a chance to sample this delightful-looking pastry, DO TELL. We want to know the truth over here at The Lab, and, gosh darnit, we just haven’t had a spare moment to stop by our neighborhood Starbucks to see whether all the fuss is, well, worth the fuss!
The listed ingredients are quite simple, really. It’s just eggs, almonds, orange pulp, sugar, orange peel, baking powder and orange oil. With a much-appreciated nod to the most sensitive of Celiacs, each cake is wrapped individually to help prevent contamination from neighboring glutenous goods.
For a corporate chain like Starbucks to carry an alternative-diet pastry is a huge success for Celiacs and other GFers. So next time you pass your neighborhood Starbucks’ (because there’s always more than one, right?), be sure to stop in and give ‘em a chuck on the shoulder for being a forerunner in the gluten-free movement.
photo courtesy of starbucks.com
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