I have heard rumors and tweets (follow me on twitter, GFTIFF) about something gluten free coming to Starbucks….well, it’s here!!!
The Gluten-Free Valencia Cake was rolled out this week. It is a small (think cupcake without the round top) pastry, orange flavored, with sliced almonds on top. The texture is fantastic! I am surprised at the flavor, but it is good, especially for a morning pastry (I would prefer chocolate, but chocolate feels guilty in the morning, but orange seems breakfast-like). It is moist and soft, with a great texture that holds up well to being held and torn apart without leaving a ton of crumbs everywhere. I am very impressed!
The Starbucks on the way to work only gets 4 of the Valencia cakes a day. He said the more people buy the more they will get. I got two for breakfast today. If you are going out of your way to pick one up you might want to call first and make sure they have one left. Let me know what you guys think!