Starbucks Gluten Free Veggie Wrap

After a succesful launch into selected shops this year, Starbucks have announced that they will now be placing their gluten free veggie good houmous wrap into 750 of their stores.

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As I posted yesterday about the Costa wrap – this is yet another big Coeliac deal! The big companies are now hearing us – and why shouldn’t they? The number of people on a gluten free diet in the UK is growing rapidly. We are a growing market and every company should be seeing the potential in catering to our needs.

After hearing about Starbucks new launch, I had a look at their menu and was surprised to find many gluten free items – including cake!. It’s always great to make little discoveries like this but I am rather annoyed that it has taken this long for me to find it! I have made a list below of all the food at Starbucks which is made with gluten free ingredients – Enjoy x

 

Loaf Cake Chocolate Hazelnut – Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Fruit SaladWheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Fairtrade BananaWheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Condiment Very Berry CompoteWheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Condiment Maple and Honey SauceWheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Holy Guacomole SaladWheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Roasted Almonds – Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Nut Mix – Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Fairtrade Dark Chocolate Bar –Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Belgian Chocolate Brownie Gluten Free FairtradeWheat Free, Gluten Free

Creamy Natural YogurtWheat Free, Gluten Free

Ploughmans Gluten Free RollWheat Free, Gluten Free

Feta Compli Salad –  Wheat Free, Gluten Free

Fruit & Nut Bar: Cranberry, Pumpkin seed & BlueberryWheat Free, Gluten Free

Starbucks Gold Coinswheat Free, Gluten Free

Granola Bar – Gluten Free

 

 

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Gluten Free Wrap at Costa Coffee

In the run up to Awareness Week, Costa Coffee announced the launch of their brand new Gluten Free wrap! Wow! Finally somewhere we can actually pop into for a quick bite whilst out shopping! (not that I shop a lot..cough cough).

Chicken and Basil Wrap

The chicken and basil wrap has been accredited by Coeliac UK and is also dairy free. Some people might be thinking – so what? It’s just one wrap. But to us Coeliac’s it’s not just a wrap. This is the start of a gluten free revolution… or in other words, gluten free fast food. We, like everyone else deserve to go into a coffee shop, resturaunt or store and be able to eat something. This one wrap is something (and it looks really yummy).

Costa are also in the process of creating some gluten free treats to roll out in their stores. The classic cherry bakewell and chocolate brownies. I am looking forward to my next trip to costa and can not wait to try the wrap!

This is exactlty what we want Awareness Week to achieve – Gluten Free Guarentee.

 

Coeliac Awareness Week! – Gluten-free guarantee

Coeliac UK Awareness WeekToday marks the beginning of Coeliac Awareness Week!

This year’s Awareness Week focuses on the availability of gluten-free food in stores and takes place from 12-18 May. This is really important as we need to be able to buy gluten free food where-ever we shop! So let’s make everyone aware of Coeliac Disease and make it happen!

Here’s some information from Coeliac UK

What’s it about?

We know that when it comes to food shopping, many of you encounter difficulties when searching for gluten-free staple items such as bread, crackers, cereal and rolls and you often have to visit more than one supermarket to finish your shopping which can be frustrating and time consuming.

Availability of gluten-free food is high on our agenda – and yours. Supermarkets are offering more and more products which are suitable for your diet, but we’re asking them to go a step further and sign up to our Gluten-free Guarantee which means having eight core gluten-free items available in their stores so that you can manage your condition more easily.

What will the supermarkets be signing up to?

Our Members, together with the advice of healthcare professionals, have told us about the key items they need to maintain a gluten-free diet. From this, we created a core basket of gluten-free food that we want the supermarkets to guarantee to be in store. This basket is made up from:
•fresh white bread
•fresh brown bread
•bread rolls
•breakfast cereals
•pasta
•flour
•crackers
•cereal bars.

We need you

Order your pack for ideas so you can help us make this initiative a success. Many of us asking about gluten-free food demonstrates demand and will help us as we talk to the retailers. You can help to support our Awareness Week when you’re next shopping for food by:
•letting your supermarket know about the demand for gluten-free food using the materials in your Awareness Week pack
•asking your local dietitian to support you by running one of our Store Tours
•use our supermarket card to tell us what’s available in your local supermarket
•holding an information stand in your local supermarket and give out our leaflets and symptom cards.

There are also other ways in which you can support our Awareness Week:
•take on the challenge of one of our Awareness Week walks with HF Holidays to fundraise and have fun at the same time.
•keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages and spread the word by retweeting our statuses and sharing our photos to help us reach more people

If you are running or attending an event this week then let Coeliac UK know at https://www.coeliac.org.uk/forms/awareness-week-2014-event-registration-form/