Review: Starbucks La Boulange Marshmallow Dream Bar - Celiac Disease
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Dec 1 2014

Review: Starbucks La Boulange Marshmallow Dream Bar

Black Friday shopping always starts with breakfast at our favorite coffee shop. This year we had to make an adjustment after discovering our favorite shop was no longer there. Not many places were open at 4:30AM, so we settled on Starbucks, as I knew I could drink the coffee (and I brought my own almond milk).

While none of the mixed coffee drinks are considered safe for those on the gluten-free diet and none of the bakery items are gluten-free, I knew there were some pre-packaged snacks that would suffice. Kind Bars are usually found at the counter in Starbucks, along with these newer Marshmallow Dream Bars from La Boulange.

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Probably not the most nutritious way to start out my day, but a nice treat, nonetheless.

Ingredients:

marshmallow (corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, gelatin), crisped rice (rice, brown sugar, salt, distilled monoglycerides), corn syrup, salted butter (cream [from milk], salt), sugar, sea salt, maltodextrin, vanilla extract.

The Marshmallow Dream Bar (certified gluten-free) tasted just as good, if not better, than the version I make at home. This version was a little softer and definitely gooey, just as it should be. Starbucks has locations across the US, though they all may not have these bars available. Word on the street (net) is there is also a pre-packaged gluten-free chocolate cookie, though I have yet to see one.

Have you tried the Starbucks La Boulange Marshmallow Dream Bar? Have you seen the gluten-free chocolate cookie? 

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

Comments

  1. Patti says:

    I bought the flourless chocolate cookies at Starbucks a few months ago. They came in a 2-pack. They were delicious! Lately, I haven’t seen the 2 pre-packaged cookies in the pastry case. Instead, they have them out of the packaging, so you can buy just one, but they are among the regular (gluten-filled) pastries, so I’m afraid to buy one for fear of cross contamination issues.

  2. paula says:

    Just tried the dream bar. Absolutely delicious! Have not seen the cookies. It’s nice to be able to get something gluten free that’s really very tasty. Thank you Starbucks! More gluten free options would be nice. My dream bar was in a package. Would not buy if open in the case.

  3. sally says:

    I just tried the flourless chocolate cookies. These are overwhelmingly sweet. Other gluten free cookies I had elsewhere have been on the healthy side, but NOT the La Boulange one. I’ll never get it again 🙁

  4. Peggy Spaccarotella says:

    I love the dream bars and have never had a problem with them. I do have Celiac. Of course they are a high calorie, high carb, high sugar treat, but they taste like homemade. I have never seen the cookies.

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