Since Friday, 2,500 people have signed our petition to bring back Starbucks’ gluten-free Orange Cake. We still need 2,500 more signatures before we will forward the petition to Starbucks. Please, if you haven’t already, tell your friends and family to sign! As evidenced by some of the comments below, this pastry was a great help to the gluten-free community, and its presence in thousands of stores nationwide will be sorely missed.
An anonymous signer told us, “I loved to be able to walk into a “normal” restaurant and be able to order the gf cake. I never left with less than two.”
Candace Magruder wrote, “Please support the significant portion of your customers who can’t eat all those other yummy-looking treats. We love Starbucks now, but we would love you even more if you brought back the cake!”
Another anonymous signer, whose comments were echoed by many of you, wrote, “It is extremely difficult to find desserts in restaurants that are gluten free. We all know that cakes and desserts in general are not “healthy” for regular consumption. We can get gluten free bars at a health store, and very few of them could even come close to being considered a treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee. Please reconsider your decision to remove this cake from your stores.”
Finally, Jennifer Williams Zwagerman told us how Starbucks only made it into her morning routine because of its gluten-free option. “I’m sad to see the cake disappearing. I’ve actually been going to Starbucks in the morning more often now that the cake was available as it was one of the few breakfast options I had. Without the gluten free cake, there’s no reason for me to now go out of my way to Starbucks instead of one of the other options available to me.“
If you haven’t signed our petition to Starbucks already, please consider doing so now. The gluten-free community benefitted greatly from the accessibility and ubiquity of this pastry, and significantly regrets its demise. Tell Starbucks how you feel, sign our petition!