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Guess who’s back and has a Nima Sensor in her hand? ME!
That’s right, I took my trusty gluten detecting device and put the new gluten-free breakfast sandwiches now available at Caribou Coffee restaurants nationwide to the test.
Caribou Coffee is the second largest company-operated premium coffeehouse in the United States with nearly 300 company-owned locations in 22 states and it has 274 international franchise stores in 11 countries.
Yes, Caribou Has Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwiches
You may not have realized this, but Caribou Coffee introduced two gluten-free sandwiches to its menu on October 18, 2018 to address the increasing demand for gluten-free products. In fact, in a press release released by the company, Caribou acknowledges that “Gluten-free food has been the number one guest request at Caribou Coffee for several years now.”
This is exciting news for coffeehouse fans, as earlier this year Starbucks discontinued its gluten-free breakfast sandwiches due to “low sales. (Boo, Starbucks.) Gluten-free fans rejoice … and make room for this new coffee brand in your life.
Caribou’s two new gluten-free breakfast sandwiches include:
(1) Gluten-Free Chicken Chorizo Munster (390 calories). This sandwich is made with spicy chicken chorizo, muenster cheese and a cage-free homestyle fried egg on a gluten-free English muffin.
(2) Gluten-Free Spinach Artichoke Provolone (420 calories). This sandwich is made with a cage-free homestyle fried egg, spinach artichoke spread and provolone cheese on a gluten-free English muffin. This option is also vegetarian (extra points for Caribou Coffee for being so inclusive!).
But are They REALLY Gluten-Free?
We are going to find out for sure in a minute, but here’s what Caribou Coffee says in its press release:
“Each gluten-free sandwich is manufactured and packaged in a certified gluten free facility and is not removed from packaging during storage, prep and delivery to the guest. However, Caribou Coffee is not a gluten-free environment, so cross contact may occur.”
I think that sounds pretty darn promising if you ask me!
But I still wanted to know for sure, so I let my trusty Nima Sensor take the first bite…
What Did the Nima Sensor Find?
The Nima Sensor is a portable device that allows you to test a small portion of your food, before you eat it, for gluten. Nima will spend about 2-3 minutes testing the food with its proprietary chemicals and display either a smiley face (no gluten found) or a “Gluten Found” message if the item contains gluten. Nima’s accuracy is quite precise too!
Here’s how each sandwich stood up to the Nima Sensor test:
Gluten-Free Chicken Chorizo Munster
Gluten-Free Spinach Artichoke Provolone
You can watch my tests conducted on Facebook Live:
Where Can I Get that Nima Sensor?
After seeing the magic of the Nima Sensor, many people want one of their own. I know I did!
I’m happy to report that you can get a Nima Sensor Starter Kit for $25 off with my exclusive coupon code. Just enter “GOODFORYOUGF” to get $25 off your order at Nima online.
The Nima Sensor are on backorder, but the backorders will be filled this week – so place your orders – you’ll get it soon!!
Where Can I Get those Breakfast Sandwiches?
The gluten-free breakfast sandwiches are available at all Caribou Coffee oven stores (not in Einstein Bagel partnership stores). Visit them online at CaribouCoffee.com to learn more. Enjoy!