What is Gluten-Free at Starbucks?

What is gluten-free at Starbucks in Singapore?

Look around and you’ll likely spot a Starbucks coffee shop near you.  There are so many choices on the menu.  But do you know which beverage is safe?  Well essentially coffee is gluten-free but when it comes flavours and blends what is safe?
Who doesn’t need a ‘cuppa’
Longing for a coffee fix in the middle of the day or need to get a jump start early in the morning… When it’s a little latte that you need, standing in the line at Starbucks staring up at the menu the last thing you want to worry about:  IS IT GLUTEN-FREE?

What is safe

  • ALL their COFFEE, ESPRESSO and TEA beverages are GLUTEN-FREE
  • Syrups are gluten-free but beware of additional toppings
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte is gluten-free
  • Hojicha Tea Latte is gluten-free
  • Bottled drinks found in the refrigerator are gluten-free
  • Non-blended iced coffees

What is off limits

The following have ingredients CONTAINING GLUTEN.

  • Coconut Strawberry Bliss Frappuccino
  • Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
  • Java Chip Frappuccino
  • Dark Mocha Frappuccino
  • Vampire Frappuccinos (seasonal)

The chocolate chips used at most Starbucks contain wheat flour. All drinks that are made in the blender are considered to be contaminated with gluten.

We tested the Pumpkin Spice Latte and the Hojicha Latter with the Nima Sensor.  All okay!  

It is too hot for coffee, I really want an ice blended drink!

If you’re seriously craving a simple blended drink, use your charm and ask very very nicely they may wash out the blender to make you a drink,  It is best to request this when the store is slow and they are not pressed for time.  Celiacs take note, this is not a recommended option for you.

What about the other drinks on the menu?

There are a few other drinks on the that we will be researching and updating this post when we get some solid answers that they are also gluten-free.  As always, ask to see ingredients if you are unsure.

Can I get something to eat?

Pretty much all of the sandwiches, croissants and cakes in the display case are strictly off limits. Even if there was a flourless cake available, the risk of cross contact is too high to make eating it worthwhile. But there is good news, many Starbucks locations in Singapore are now carrying gluten-free chips and treats in sealed bags. Look for display baskets near the checkout line.

Now drink up!

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