Gluten-free cake at Starbucks!

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   Posted 5/11/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Perhaps this was posted already, but for all of you gluten-free dieters out there, Starbucks is now carrying a gluten-free orange valencia cake with almonds! It's not half bad...very moist, but also very sweet...definitely a lot of sugar which may be bad for most of us. I couldn't finish all of mine, and saved it for later, but overall it's settling well. I think it may also be dairy-free, but not 100% sure of that since mine didn't come with a wrapper.

Anyway, just wanted to spread the word! Definitely made me happy!
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.

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   Posted 5/12/2009 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Good to know! Boy, I have to avoid their coffees at all cost. Two times I ended up in the hospital after having some. The first time I didn't connect it. The second time I finally got it that I can't tolerate whatever they put in it. Who knows what kind of chemicals are in their coffee beans. Normally I can have coffee with Coffee Mate in it. But I can't do Starbucks at all.

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   Posted 5/12/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
My daughter works at Starbucks. I'll ask her to check out the ingredients to see about the sugar and dairy. I'll post if I get an answer, not sure when she is working again since she is in the middle of finals, so if someone else gets the answer sooner.....

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 5/12/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi thanks for that info going slightly off the subject I went to a restaurant at the weekend near hatfield in uk and it cateres for the individual person with crohn's, celiac disease  ibs and other illnesses i was really impressed! they ask you what you would like to order and what you can't have i told them no gravy if it was made with meat fat but the waitress said "no problem the chef will make you an alternative". there was loads of deserts too gluten free, wheat free egg free the list goes on. We could do with more places to eat like this  as these diseases are becoming very well known i struggle most of the time on what to have to eat when eating out i will make this a regular place to eat from now on. Bev x 

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   Posted 5/12/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
squattie, I had a frappacino from there before getting on a plane, pre diagnosis, and I spent the whole flight deathly ill - coming out of both ends. I haven't had a starbucks coffee, or really any coffee since. The only time I've had coffee since is a sip or two of hubby's decaf, or a sip or two when constipated lol.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 

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   Posted 5/12/2009 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I use to love coffee...Goodbye cafe con leche hahaha
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