Monday, July 27, 2009

Starbucks Valencia Orange Cake Discontinued

Everyone thought it was a dream-come-true when Starbucks started carrying their gluten-free Valencia Orange Cake. The cake has now been discontinued. You can sigh... or you can take positive action. You can call Starbucks directly at 800-235-2883 Monday through Friday from 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PST) and ask that the cake be available for sale again. Or you can go to their website forum and leave your request for the return of the cake. If enough people write or call the company, they may listen and bring it back.

Triumph Dining has started a petition that they plan to send to Starbuck's. Click the link to sign it.

More from Triumph Dining:
We’d like your help to bring back the Starbucks gluten-free cake! 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 us. It’s sad to see it disappear such a short time later, without any real explanation.

We’ve put together a petition to let Starbucks know how much we miss the gluten-free cake and to let them know we’d love to see it back in our local Starbucks! We have 1,900 signatures so far – our goal is 5,000. We chose the goal of 5,000 because it’s a number we think Starbucks would sit up and pay attention to. When we reach our goal, we will present the petition to Starbucks corporate headquarters. Please join us in our quest to get more options for gluten-free people around the country.

Those who make the decisions at Starbucks have replaced the orange cake with KIND Fruit and Nut Bars which are very good and gluten-free... but they're not cake!

Source: Thanks to Connie Sarros and Triumph Dining Cards

1 comment:

Kris said...

I called Starbucks when they first discontinued these. The person I spoke with noted that the best way to make our opinion heard is to leave a note and vote at "my starbucks idea." As a previous employee I know that they will listen if we make enough noise.