I haven't really been posting breaking gluten free news, mainly because I feel like I'm always the last to know. When I started this blog back in the day, I signed up for google email alerts for gluten free/celiac related topics, and when I get them I see so many people have already blogged about what's going on in the community. Helloooo...when Elisabeth Hasselbeck got slapped with that lawsuit, I got a million email updates on that one. (Serves her right...never liked her anyways - Ha!)
That was back in the day when I didn't have any followers. Now I have some! Woo Hoo...go me! Thanks to joining FoodBuzz. (and thanks Michelle for the suggestion!) I didn't realize that for some people I was the first to fill them in on some of the greatest gluten free news. That makes me happy. Therefore I will go back to reporting any new findings I come across.
Now for the bad news. Remember how excited I was just a mere two months ago when Starbucks decided to finally acknowledge the gluten free world with a dessert? Well apparently it was some cruel joke, because while they dangled that treat in front of our faces for a little bit, they've decided to get rid of it! Thanks a lot, Starbucks. They are replacing it with a KIND fruit and nut bar. Seriously? Nothing says dessert like a nut bar. That's not special at all. In fact they sell those bad boys in the lobby snack shop of my work. Ugh.
A lot of people have been calling and emailing Starbucks and begging them not to discontinue the Gluten-Free Valenica Orange cake. Triumph Dining has started a petition. Please head over there and sign it. Hopefully Starbucks will think twice and keep it on its menus. Viva la Valencia Cake!