I called starbucks and their White Mocha is GF. I have been diagnosed with Celiac for a little over a year and visit Starbucks Daily and I get a Venit White Mocha everyday and I do not have any problems. The only thing that is not really GF there is the Java chips and you should always ask for Clean utensills.
I learned to avoid the mochas even before knowing I had gluten issues - I always assumed it was the milk that made me sick. When I first discovered my gluten sensitivity I asked to see the bottles of syrup (on a very quiet afternoon with no one else in line) and read all the ingredients on the label. I don't seem to have a problem with caramel soy lattes so that's my regular order. Haven't read the labels in a while so I don't know if anything has changed - but so far, so good.
Found this site to be helpful (http://www.msceliacsays.com/2010/05/starb ucks-their-latest-gluten-free.html) - there seems to be a number you can call to ask about gluten in Starbucks products, but I found there are many blogs that help identify which items to avoid.
Good luck! I hope you can find a safe coffee option to enjoy!
Some of their syrups have barley in them. I ask for "ALL CLEAN UTENSILS" to not get CC. I rarely go to Starbucks due to the barley but was given a gift card. Last time they marked the cup that I had allergies and was very careful. I didn't have a reaction.
I know Caribou Coffee chain uses Ghiradelli white chocolate poweder, mixed into a syrup. I don't know what Starbucks uses. The one thing I know about all these places, if you are not in there at a busy time, be sure to ask them to wash the milk pitcher out. That way you know you are getting fresh milk. I have been known to have stomach cramps from old milk.
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I went into the city the other day and I was really excited to get my self a treat and I wanted a Starbucks white mocha coffee. I had two sips and had the worse cramps I have had in a long time. Does anyone know what is in those and are there any yummy alternatives?
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