These are the most underrated items on the Starbucks food menu
Starbucks is a place where, for better or worse, we, the members of Takeaway meals the staff have spent a significant percentage of our adult lives. And when you spend so much time in line, lazily looking at all the food, you develop an appetite and ultimately a set of firm opinions on which Starbucks foods are best. While most people head straight for the overpriced Morning Bun or seasonally decorated Cake Pops, there are other baking and fridge staples that continue to satisfy year after year. year Released. They deserve some recognition. What are your choices?
Small vanilla scone
Scones have almost always been a staple in the bakery line at Starbucks; depending on where you live, this might be the first place you’ve encountered a scone. Blueberry scones, cranberry scones, cinnamon chip scones, seasonal pumpkin scones are all usable, though a bit interchangeable, and pair well with a cup of coffee. But there is one scone in the range that feels emphatically different from the rest: the Little Vanilla Bean Scone.
Its small size (about a third of a normal scone) isn’t what makes it unique. On the contrary, its very texture is denser, firmer and more crumbly than the breaded and crumbly scones with which it shares a corner of the menu. The vanilla flavor is strong with no artificial taste (although it might be) and the frosting looks a lot more like dessert than the drizzle that adorns other breakfast pastries.
Whenever I’m late for a date (often) and realize I’m just hovering on the verge of hunger (even more often), it’s the little vanilla bean scone that saves me. . I don’t know why there is no worship around this thing like there is with the #PSL. –Marnie Shure, Editor-in-Chief
Grilled Chicken and Hummus Protein Box
I know I will be roasted for my selection, which further strengthens my reputation as protein meat head of Go out Staff. (Do I plan? Remains to be seen.) Either way, I’m a huge fan of the Starbucks protein box as a lunch concept. The chicken and hummus box is particularly satisfying, with small pieces of grilled chicken breast, roasted red pepper hummus, a few mini naan patties, and a bunch of mini carrots and snow peas.
First, it’s tasty, especially if you use the components to make small naan sandwiches. The naan is generally chewy, the hummus portion is generous, and the chicken is flavorful, despite having a semi-chewy texture that is a standard consequence for prepackaged poultry. This stupid box also has 22 grams of protein, which is usually enough to keep me from dozing off around 3:30 p.m. Plus, the whole thing costs $ 6.45, which is a lot cheaper than most options. lunch at the office – and, I must add, even cheaper than some to elaborate Starbucks frozen drinks. It’s not glamorous, but it fills me up, keeps me energized, and costs less than a Chipotle bowl. Huzzah. –Lillian Stone, Editor-in-Chief
Sous vide egg bites
When Starbucks’s Egg Bites first came out, I had no interest in them, because paying almost five dollars for two tiny disks made from pre-made, reheated eggs seemed outrageous. At the time, I was working as a consultant in the restaurant industry and knew full well how much eggs cost.
But then one of my clients sent me to check on a project at a huge food processing factory, and it turned out that was the same factory that produced the Starbucks Egg Bites. During my big tour, I got a behind-the-scenes look at what makes them special. Turns out they’re not omelets at all, they’re tiny, crustless quiches.
Once the toppings are hand-wrapped in Egg Bites’ special vacuum bags, they are filled with a golden liquid that is only made from eggs; it’s a custard made by mixing eggs, whole cottage cheese and an epic amount of melted butter. When I finally tasted the finished product at the end of my tour, I understood why people would happily pay five dollars for these damn things, and I jumped on the Egg Bite appreciation train with them. —Allison Robicelli, Editor-in-Chief