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Marshmallow Dream Bar and the Flourless Chewy Chocolate Cookie, made with bittersweet chocolate, contain no gluten ingredients, but are placed unwrapped in display cases with non-gluten-free pastries. According to baristas at several New Jersey stores, the items come wrapped, so customers can ask for ones kept in storage (though they may be frozen).
In the Philadelphia region, the La Boulange products are beginning to appear at selected New Jersey locations, but be aware that not all stores may carry all items, and other outlets may have marshmallow bars that are not under the La Boulange name and may not be gluten free. (Starbucks.com has a store finder that allows customers to locate stores with La Boulange pastries.)
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Evolution Harvest Bars are also gluten free: Roasted Soybean Pepita Almond with vanilla and sea salt and Pepita Almond Raisin Cranberry with agave syrup and sea salt.
There may be other gluten-free food options coming soon, including additional pastries and even a gluten-free sandwich bun, which Starbucks already offers in the United Kingdom.
Customers should be aware of Starbucks' official position on allergens in its beverages, which is that they cannot guarantee that any beverages are allergen free because of the use of shared equipment and handling of allergens throughout the store.