Gluten-Free Items Now Available at Second Cup!

I stopped by our local Second Cup the other day for a coffee and was delighted to see three gluten-free treats available: coconut chocolate macaroons (packaged individually), nature bars (also packaged individually), and biscotti (in a jar by the cash). Since the first two items were packaged individually, an ingredient list, allergen list, and nutritional information was available right on the wrapper. This information was not available for the biscotti.

I tried a nature bar (which is made of candied pineapple and nuts) and found it quite delicious and filling. However, I think the allergen information on the wrapper might give Celiacs some pause. The list clearly states that wheat may be present, although it has been tested to below 20 parts per million (Health Canada’s requirement for gluten-free labeling.) Although it’s nice to have gluten-free options, extremely sensitive Celiacs may want to stay away from Second Cup’s gluten-free treats.

It’s worth noting that this follows the availability of gluten-free coconut macaroons at Tim Hortons. These products contain no gluten, have been manufactured in a dedicated facility, and are certified by the Canadian Celiac Association. Several years ago, Starbucks tried offering gluten-free products, but cancelled the test run. It will be interesting to see if they give it another try!


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  1. #1 by gfandme on September 8, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    Great news! I think I’ll run by Second Cup next week!

  2. #2 by healthy food to eat on September 9, 2013 - 7:34 am

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    • #3 by glutenfree4hfx on September 9, 2013 - 8:32 am

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  3. #4 by Lo Pott on September 16, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Hi, the nutritional info for the biscotti is available here:
    I too was very excited about these showing up at Second Cup!

    • #5 by glutenfree4hfx on September 16, 2013 - 3:04 pm

      Thanks for sharing this info – great to see! I can’t wait to try them 🙂

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