Almost all Celiacs were extremely excited to hear the news of Starbucks creating a gluten free product for us. We were even more excited when it was released!
Unfortunately for us fans of the product, it seems that Starbucks will be discontinuing it.
The official Starbucks twitter account said: "We heard that it was too much of a treat, and not a nutritious snack. The @KindSnacks bar is replacing it." The @ is part of Twitter talk for those of you not yet tweeting.
Personally, I agree with this decision. I hope that Starbucks takes the time to do some R & D and really reach out to consumers to decide what we want. I would vote for a sandwich. I've said it before -- when I visited London I walked into a Starbucks and was shocked to find a fresh, gluten free sandwich. Why doesn't Starbucks produce an option that is viable for Celiacs to eat as a breakfast or lunch? The Orange Valencia Cake was delicious but it was too much of a dessert for my taste.
What do YOU think? And what do you think about Starbucks replacing it with KindBars?