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Starbucks Launches New Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar, and Egg Sandwich

Starbucks Launches New Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar, and Egg Sandwich

The coffee-centric company is looking to diversify its menu and double food sales within the next five years

Not long ago, Starbucks appointed a vice president of food development to increase its non-coffee revenue.

As part of its new plan to double its food sales in the next five years, Starbucks rather quietly rolled out a new breakfast sandwich, the Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Egg Sandwich, on Tuesday, February 17.

Starbucks, which recently appointed a new vice president of food development — a position created to enhance the company’s menu “during the breakfast, lunch, and evening dayparts” — has made it clear that it is stepping up its food focus.

The chain also plans to make alcohol available in-store for 20 to 25 percent of its domestic markets.

The decision to include a greater variety of afternoon and evening options speaks to the company’s desire, not surprisingly, to reach more customers.

“Given they have these stores, they could fill them a lot more in the afternoon and evening if they had an offering that was appealing,” Sara Senatore, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, told Bloomberg.


According to Starbucks ‘ nutritional information, its bacon, gouda and egg breakfast sandwich uses a frittata egg patty that contains soybean oil and water, as well as unmodified corn starch, xanthan gum, citric acid and powdered cellulose. Today, Panera’s breakfast sandwiches use only 100% freshly cracked eggs .

Here are the six healthiest breakfast options, calorically, on the McDonald’s menu. #6 Hotcakes. Calories: 350. Fat: 9 grams. #5 Sausage Burrito . Calories: 300. Fat: 16 grams. #4 Egg McMuffin . Calories: 300. #3 Fruit & Maple Oatmeal . Calories: 290. #2 Egg White Delight. Calories: 250. #1 Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait . Calories: 150.


HOW WE RANKED THE BREAKFASTS

When it came to ranking the Starbucks breakfast items, we hoped and looked for a sodium content of around 500-600 mg and a calorie count of less than 400. Because the breakfasts range from hot sandwiches to yogurts and all things in-between, we broke the breakfast menu into three simple sections: Yogurts and Fruit, Hot Breakfast Items, and Pastries. Each has a distinct ranking order based off of what its category has to offer, as described in each category's introduction.

Ranked from best to worst in each category, here's what to choose—and what to skip—from Starbucks!


Jun 2, 2015

Review: Starbucks - Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar, & Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Starbucks' Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Breakfast Sandwich features smoked bacon, cheddar, and egg on a croissant.

I bought one for $4.45.

True to the name, the bacon was very smoky with a delicious, porky flavor that wasn't too salty, as far as bacon goes. Unfortunately, it wasn't crispy at all and, despite appearances, was pretty soft all around.

The cheese looked like melted cheddar but was only good for covering half the sandwich. It was a no-show flavor-wise. I love cheddar so it made me pretty sad.

The egg was as you'd expect if you cooked an egg until it wasn't runny at all, then refrigerated it, and then warmed it back up. It's not great but it tasted like egg and wasn't dry. It'd probably be better if they just went with a scrambled egg patty.

The croissant was very buttery with a decent flakiness. It crisped up very nicely out of the toaster oven (as breads are wont to do). It was a little dense though.

Overall, Starbucks' Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Breakfast Sandwich was just okay for me (mostly because the bacon and croissant were tasty). They need a lot more cheddar in the sandwich to merit actually including it in the name. I much prefer their Bacon & Gouda Breakfast Sandwich, which is just better all around.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Breakfast Sandwich (153g)
Calories - 540 (from Fat - 290)
Fat - 32g (Saturated Fat - 18g)
Sodium - 940mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 21g


Testing Impossible Sausage at Starbucks: Breakfast sandwich looks, tastes like the real thing

The new Impossible Breakfast Sandwich at Starbucks features Impossible’s plant-based sausage. It debuted in the U.S. Tuesday. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor Soper)

I love Starbucks’ double-smoked bacon, cheddar, and egg sandwich. The thick meat, melted cheese, and soft egg all in between a croissant bun — definitely my favorite on-the-go breakfast option.

The Impossible Breakfast Sandwich has 22 grams or protein, 430 calories, 23 grams of fat, and 36% of the daily recommended sodium intake. (Click to enlarge)

That’s why I was intrigued by Starbucks’ latest menu addition, just unveiled at most of the company’s 15,000 U.S. locations: The Impossible Breakfast Sandwich.

The sandwich features plant-based sausage from Impossible, the Bill Gates-backed company that has grown rapidly over the past several years as more people show interest in meat alternatives.

The verdict: It’s pretty dang close to the real thing.

Now, I’m still taking my beloved bacon goodness over Impossible. But I couldn’t really tell that I was eating soy protein concentrate, sunflower oil, and coconut oil instead of actual pork.

I tried Impossible’s pork back in January at CES and came away impressed with the flavor. The faux-sausage in Starbucks’ sandwich, which features ciabatta bread, a cage-free fried egg, and cheddar cheese, was also savory and juicy.

I’m even more inclined to opt for the plant-based meat if I have the option, especially given the reduced fat and cholesterol content, not to mention the environmental impact. They are both priced at $4.95 and both have 22 grams of protein.

Impossible launched back in 2011 and its burger began popping up in restaurants four years ago. It rolled out the Impossible Whopper at Burger King across the U.S. last year and the “Impossible Croissan’wich” nationwide earlier this month. The Silicon Valley company has raised $1.2 billion.

Impossible is battling Beyond Meat, which has its own deal with Starbucks in Canada and in China. Beyond Meat went public last year and has another breakfast sandwich deal with Dunkin’ Donuts.

Related: Starbucks will accelerate new mobile-focused ‘Pickup’ store concept rollout due to pandemic

It’s not clear why Starbucks went with Impossible over Beyond Meat for its breakfast sandwich in the U.S.

Impossible and Beyond both sell product in grocery stores.

The meat industry has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as large poultry, pig and cattle processing plants are hit with virus outbreaks. There are fears of a meat shortage in grocery stores.

Fast food restaurants are reporting lower breakfast sales due to the global health crisis.

Starbucks is hoping to reach demand for plant-based options. The Seattle coffee giant has struggled amid the pandemic and expects revenue to decline between $3 billion to $3.2 billion in the current quarter. It began reopening stores in the U.S. and Canada in early May and expects to have 90% of company-operated U.S. stores back in business this month “with enhanced safety protocols and modified schedules.”

Starbucks is also speeding up plans to roll out its new Pickup store concept designed for customers who order ahead with the Starbucks app. It will reduce its new store opening plan and close up to 400 company-operated stores over the next 18 months “in conjunction with the opening, over time, of a greater number of new, repositioned stores in different locations and with innovative store formats,” CEO Kevin Johnson said this month.

BONUS REVIEW: My 4-month old chocolate lab, Ichi, gives Starbucks’ Puppuccino 12/10.


Starbucks just stealthily released a new bacon, egg, and Cheese sandwich

Starbucks quietly rolled out a new breakfast item nationwide on Tuesday called the Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Sandwich, as part of ongoing efforts to expand its food offerings. It's got melted cheese on thick, hardwood-smoked bacon, and &ndash like Starbucks' ham and swiss breakfast sandwich &ndash is served on a La Boulange croissant bun.

In contrast to the much-hyped launch of the new "flat white" espresso drink last month, Starbucks did not heavily publicize the new sandwich, says spokeswoman Sanja Gould. Perhaps it's because everyone understands a good bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, unlike a flat white which requires some explaining for the majority of Americans. It's Starbucks' seventh breakfast sandwich and will cost about $4.50.

The buttery 540-calorie sandwich &ndash which also packs about half of a day's recommended value of fat, 39 percent of the recommended daily intake of sodium, and 73 percent of a day's cholesterol &ndash quietly launched alongside a number of other products on Tuesday, including coconut milk and two seasonal lattes (Caramel Flan and Tiramisu), which garnered some more attention from Starbucks followers. Coconut milkwas the second most requested customer idea of all time from MyStarbucksIdea.com, says Gould, which explains why that launch attracted more fanfare.

Starbucks has been expanding its food menu as a way to boost sales during its core morning hours and also during the less busy afternoons and evenings.


Recent Menu Changes to Main Street Bakery – Starbucks

Slow-Roasted Ham, Swiss & Egg Breakfast Croissant name changed from Roasted Ham and Swiss Croissant Breakfast Sandwich to Slow-Roasted Ham, Swiss & Egg Breakfast Croissant
Slow-Roasted Ham, Swiss & Egg Breakfast Croissant cost changed from 5.99 to 6.29
Sausage, Egg & Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich cost changed from 4.99 to 5.29
Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Breakfast Sandwich name changed from Double Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Breakfast Sandwich to Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Breakfast Sandwich cost changed from 5.99 to 6.29
Spinach, Feta & Cage-Free Egg White Breakfast Wrap name changed from Spinach and Egg White Breakfast Wrap to Spinach, Feta & Cage-Free Egg White Breakfast Wrap
Starbucks Refreshers description changed from Very Berry Hibiscus, Strawberry Acai, Mango Dragonfruit to Strawberry Acai, Mango Dragonfruit
Removed Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso from Menu Items
Added Ham & Swiss Croissant to Menu Items
Added Breakfast to Ham & Swiss Croissant Menu Categories

Wednesday, March 3rd 2021 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Removed Pistachio Frappuccino from Menu Items
Removed Pistachio Latte from Menu Items
Added Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso to Menu Items
Added Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso to Menu Items

Monday, February 22nd 2021 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Added new Image to Royal Majesty Cake Pop
Added to Image Types

Sunday, February 14th 2021 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

VALENTINES- Avail 2/12-2/14 Royal Majesty Cake Pop name changed from VALENTINES- Avail 2/12-2/14 Royal Majesty to VALENTINES- Avail 2/12-2/14 Royal Majesty Cake Pop
Added to Disney Dining Plan Instances
Added to Disney Dining Plan Instances

Saturday, January 30th 2021 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Added VALENTINES- Avail 2/12-2/14 Royal Majesty to Menu Items
Added 2021 Valentines Day to VALENTINES- Avail 2/12-2/14 Royal Majesty Events

Tuesday, January 12th 2021 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Added new Image to Maleficent Frappuccino
Added to Image Types

Tuesday, January 12th 2021 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Added LIMITED TIME- Maleficent Frappuccino to Menu Items

Friday, January 8th 2021 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Loaf Cake description changed from sliced, assorted flavors: red velvet to sliced, assorted flavors: may include red velvet
Added EARTH DAY- Chocolate Cake Pop to Menu Items

Tuesday, January 5th 2021 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Added Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew to Menu Items
Added Pistachio Frappuccino to Menu Items
Added Pistachio Latte to Menu Items

Tuesday, December 1st 2020 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Added Irish Cream Cold Brew to Menu Items

Friday, November 6th 2020 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Added HOLIDAY- Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino to Menu Items
Added HOLIDAY- Caramel Brulee Latte to Menu Items
Added HOLIDAY- Toasted White Chocolate Mocha to Menu Items
Added HOLIDAY- Chestnut Praline Latte to Menu Items
Added Eggnog Latte to Menu Items
Added HOLIDAY- Hot Chocolate to Menu Items
Added HOLIDAY- Peppermint Hot Chocolate to Menu Items
Added 2020 Christmas to HOLIDAY- Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino Events
Added to Image Types
Added 2020 Christmas to HOLIDAY- Caramel Brulee Latte Events
Added to Image Types
Added 2020 Christmas to HOLIDAY- Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Events
Added to Image Types
Added 2020 Christmas to HOLIDAY- Chestnut Praline Latte Events
Added 2020 Christmas to Eggnog Latte Events
Added 2020 Christmas to HOLIDAY- Hot Chocolate Events
Added 2020 Christmas to HOLIDAY- Peppermint Hot Chocolate Events

Friday, November 6th 2020 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Added new Image to Twice Upon a Cupcake

Sunday, November 1st 2020 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Added HOLIDAY-Avail 11/6-12/30 Twice Upon a Cupcake to Menu Items
Added 2020 Christmas to HOLIDAY-Avail 11/6-12/30 Twice Upon a Cupcake Events

Friday, September 4th 2020 changes to Main Street Bakery - Starbucks All Day Menu

Added new Image to Pumpkin Spice Latte
Added new Image to Pumpkin Cold Brew
Added to Image Types
Added to Image Types


Starbucks Launches New Breakfast Sandwiches Under 500 Cals

If you're a fan of our diet programs, you know that we never shy away from a grab-n-go breakfast. Because sometimes, getting out the door is hard enough. And planning (not to mention making) a full breakfast -- well, that can make your AM even more stressful.

That fact alone makes skipping the meal altogether very tempting, but don't do it! Missing breakfast has a major downside -- the habit can set you up to overeat later and also trains your body to store fat. (Not cool, right?)

That's why we love that Starbucks is adding a slew of new sandwiches to their menus this month. Each one is easy to grab while you're getting your morning cup of joe, and man, they are tasty. Although I really liked the Slow-Roasted Ham and Swiss on a cute little croissant bun (I can never say no to a croissant), it's a bit of a splurge at 490 calories. But the new Reduced Fat Turkey Bacon, Cheddar & Cage-Free Egg Whites Breakfast Sandwich is a different story -- just 230 calories and packed with protein and carbs to get your day going. And it kept me fuller for longer than I would expect a lower-cal meal to.

The two other new menu items are a simple Egg & Cheddar on Toast (400 cals) and Vegetable, Egg and Fontiago on Multigrain Ciabatta (470 cals), a great veggie options for those #MeatlessMondays.

Of course, a busy girl can't subsist on Starbucks alone (although haven't we all tried?), so be sure to mix up your morning routine with some under-350-cal breakfasts you can DIY. But the next time you're hitting up the Starbucks drive-thru, these sammies are a satisfying bet.


Egg white and roasted red pepper sous vide egg bites — $4.65

One of the few vegetarian-friendly hot breakfasts I tried, these egg white and red pepper bites didn't disappoint.

In fact, out of all the sous vide bites, these were the creamiest because they contained a blend of both Monterey Jack and cottage cheese. The result was a rich, decadent breakfast.

But as delicious as these egg bites were, I thought they were a little too pricey at nearly $5 an order — especially because these don't contain any meat as the others do. But I'd still recommend them to anyone who wants to try something new.


What's in the protein box at Starbucks?

Order: Protein boxes The healthiest of these is the smoked turkey protein box, which contains a smoked turkey and swiss cheese sandwich with cream cheese and peppers, apples, and baby carrots. The smoked turkey box has the most protein (24 grams) and the least calories (320) of all of the protein boxes.

Additionally, what kind of cheese is in Starbucks Protein Box? Starbucks Cheese & Fruit Protein Box The Cheese & Fruit Protein Box contains the following ingredients &ndash Gouda, Brie, two-year aged Cheddar, nine-grain crackers, apples, and grapes.

Also Know, how much is a protein box at Starbucks?

Save Money At Starbucks

Menu Item Before Tax Price Protein Per Dollar
PB&J Protein Box $5.45 3.7
Chicken Sausage & Bacon Biscuit $4.75 5.5
Slow-Roasted Ham & Swiss & Egg Sandwich $4.75 5.1
Bacon, Gouda & Egg Sandwich $3.95 4.6

A bistro box, or protein box, are perfect on the go lunch like these bagel boxes. They usually include fruit, vegetables, healthy proteins such as hard boiled eggs and nut butters. These DIY protein boxes are a great way to save money and have a balanced lunch!


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