Friday, June 6, 2014

Starbucks Gluten Free Marshmallow Dream Bar

For lunch, I had a plain hamburger without a bun and without fries.  Even though my hamburger was amazing, I was feeling a little sorry for myself today, something I have rarely done since my celiac diagnosis.  That feeling disappeared when I spotted a Starbucks as we walked to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.   

I had recently read that Starbucks is now offering a gluten free marshmallow dream bar, so my family and I headed in to check it out.  Right away, I spotted it, right in the middle of a bunch of gluten-filled baked goods.  

When I ordered, I asked if they had any marshmallow dream bars that weren't in the case, and they took one out of a drawer behind the counter for me.  

I was excited to see that the marshmallow dream bar offered at Starbucks is certified gluten free.  It does contain dairy, and has a warning that it is manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts/nuts.  You can read the ingredient list and see nutrition facts here.  

Taste-wise, I was really impressed.  I have always loved Rice Krispies treats, and make a couple of gluten free versions at home.  You can view my cocoa crispy rice treats recipe here.  I was surprised that the marshmallow dream bar I tried at Starbucks today tasted as good as the gluten free crispy rice treats I make at home.

It's great to see Starbucks introducing a gluten free treat again.  I really miss the gluten free orange valencia cake they briefly sold a couple of years ago.  It was so good!

If you are looking for a list of what is safe to drink at Starbucks, check out The Celiac Diva's blog post about gluten free beverages at Starbucks here.

Update: If you are at the theme parks in Orlando, I have seen the Marshmallow Dream Bar at Universal, the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Downtown Disney.

Have you tried Starbucks new gluten free marshmallow dream bar?  What did you think?


  1. I haven't seen those in AZ yet. Thanks for the heads up. I used to love Krispie Treats. Yum!

  2. Got on the other day at the Starbuck's in Winter Haven, FL. WONDERFUL just as good as any that I have made. I'll be back for more

  3. I really love them! Such a great snack if you are feeling indulgent.