Soon, you may be craving more than just Starbucks Frappes and PSLs. While the company first rolled out warm breakfast sandwiches in April 2003, we still don’t usually think of them for food. They’re hoping that’s about to change.
A small but mighty menu is planned for release throughout 2017. With relatively few change-ups in their menu in the past consumers, were surely tiring of the basic egg white and spinach sandwich—especially this lady who ate nothing but Starbucks for year.
Some items are already being offered in select Starbucks, and for the others we’ll just have to keep checking back in store—not like we’re not shamelessly there all the time anyway.
1. Sous Vide Egg Bites
“Egg bites” on its own didn’t really inspire appetites, and things always sound tastier in French, hence “sous vide.” The fancy French cooking technique takes vacuum-sealed food, in this case eggs, and cooks them in precisely boiled hot water. The Sous Vide Egg Bites come in Bacon and Gruyere (310 calories per 2 bites/19 grams of protein) and Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper (170 calories/13 grams of protein). You can find these at many locations already.
Sources tell us soups will be added to the chain’s menu in 2017. Tomato and organic chicken soup are expected to hit stores regionally throughout the year. About 50% of Starbucks traffic comes in after 11 a.m. so soups and sandwiches are a perfect offering for the afternoon set who might want a little something else with their liquid coffee lunch.
3. Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich
A big win for the gluten-free gang. The previously mentioned egg bites as well as a new gluten-free breakfast sandwich mean two new options for a.m. quick dining. I’m guessing Starbucks chefs will spend time making this recipe extra delicious, so it’s appealing to those burdened with celiac disease and carb lovers alike.
4. Teavana Craft Ice Tea
Hearing the words “craft iced tea” makes me shriek with excitement. It conjures images of the craft beer brewers who put so much love and energy into the details of their drinks. Finally, my beverages of choice is getting attention, too. These bottled teas will be offered new for 2017 in four flavors: Pineapple Berry Blue, Peach Green Tea, Mango Black Tea, and Passion Tango Herbal Tea.
5. Cascara Latte
The king of coffee is also adding a new blend to their coffee menu. According to Starbucks, “Cascara lends a delicious, subtle note of dark brown sugar and luscious maple.” The cascara berry is a dried version of a cherry, which makes this one particularly interesting. Maybe the Cascara Latte can replace some of the loves fans have lost along the way. This one was rolled out in most Starbucks in mid-January. Comment below. What did you think?
2017 is going to be a big year for Starbucks. From cherry based coffee to gluten-free options, it’s about time the coffee giant give us more delicious ways to part with our hard-earned cash.