Starbucks finds itself in a sticky situation as celiac sufferers are furious with the coffee chain for dropping its only certified gluten-free breakfast sandwich.
The Canadian bacon, egg and cheddar cheese sandwich was barely a year old.
Customers vented their frustration on social media, with a number of them vowing to drop Starbucks as unceremoniously as the java giant axed their favorite meal, with some pointing out that May is Celiac Awareness Month.
“They’re discontinuing my @Starbucks gluten-free sandwich which is super sad, but will save me money because I won’t have a reason to go to Starbucks and drop $50 a week,” tweeted @nwillard229.
“If I’m going to get coffee and can’t eat anything might as well be DD. #celiac so your egg bites won’t work for me,” tweeted @NotPerryMason.
Starbucks confirmed to The Post that the sandwich was discontinued because of “low sales” and suggested that customers needing gluten-free foods order the recently introduced Sous Vide Egg Bites instead bread-free patty-like items as well as a variety of “packaged foods,” including the Marshmallow Dream Bar and Siggi’s yogurt.
That’s small comfort to customers like Mamie McCall, who eyes the wide variety of sandwiches that Starbucks offers its gluten-friendly customers.
“It seems like Starbucks has added even more sandwiches lately,” McCall said. “I was hoping that they would add another gluten-free sandwich as well.”