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Gluten-free Starbucks sandwich update: Is it safe for celiac disease?

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Gluten Free Starbucks Sandwich

Starbucks has released a new breakfast sandwich that is gluten-free. However, if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, you may be concerned about cross-contamination. Is the new sandwich safe?


The new gluten-free Starbucks sandwich is available in locations across the country. It is not easy to find many gluten-free (GF) fast food options in cafes or restaurants, so the new product has generated a great deal of interest. The smoked Canadian bacon breakfast sandwich includes an egg patty and cheddar cheese on a gluten-free roll. If you are wondering if it is safe for celiac disease, then consider the following information.

Gluten-free Starbucks sandwich update

When you are searching for gluten-free breakfast options, it is not always easy to find safe prepared food in restaurants. However, Starbucks has a new gluten-free sandwich that gives you another choice for breakfast. It is being rolled out nationwide, but you may have to check if your local store carries it. According to the company, the majority of its U.S. stores will have it.

Is the new Starbucks gluten-free sandwich safe for celiac disease?

If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, then you know about the risks of cross-contamination. The new Starbucks sandwich is labeled gluten-free and is sold in an oven-safe parchment bag to protect it from cross-contamination. According to the company, the sandwich is made in a certified gluten-free environment. The sandwich is heated while it is still inside the bag and served this way to avoid contamination with gluten sources.

Ingredients and nutrition facts

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The gluten-free Starbucks sandwich has milk and egg ingredients. If you can tolerate dairy on the gluten-free diet, then you may be interested in this sandwich. It includes uncured Canadian bacon, scrambled egg patty and reduced-fat white cheddar. The bun is gluten-free and made from rice flour, buckwheat flour, wholegrain corn flour, cassava flour and other ingredients.

The sandwich has 18 grams of protein and 280 calories. It also has 6 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of sugar and 4 grams of saturated fat.

How does the gluten-free Starbucks sandwich taste?

Most people give the new gluten-free Starbucks breakfast sandwich positive reviews. They share that it tastes similar to a regular sandwich and is filling. In addition, the bun has a good texture and does not fall apart or crumble.

A few consumers have complained that there was gluten-free flour on top of the bun that made it look dusty. However, this did not affect the taste in a substantial way. Others have questioned why the company states it uses a peppered egg patty because they did not see any pepper on the patty.

Should you try the new sandwich?

If you are looking for another breakfast option and do not have time to cook at home, then the new sandwich from Starbucks may work for you. It is prepared in a gluten-free environment and sealed in a parchment bag, so the risk of cross-contamination is reduced. As long as it remains in the bag, it should not be exposed to gluten sources. The next time you are too busy to eat at home or need something on the run, you may want to try this sandwich.