May 26, 2017I love my sweets and I adore Nanaimo Bars! (I'm so glad it's a Canadian dessert, but I'm sad that I can't always find them in the bakeries I go to). I was pretty excited when I saw that they were being offered at Starbucks - so I had to get one.
I'm glad this was a reward redemption for getting 125 stars at Starbucks because this would not be worth the $6.95 it costs at regular price. It was okay - but you can get entire 9 inch quiche pies at grocery stores or you can make your own quiche (or multiple quiches) for the same amount of money.November 17, 2016
It was pretty good. The custard flavoured butter icing was decent and the chocolate layer on top was good. The crumb based layer was great too. The only downside was the pricing on this - for such a small square - I can't believe they charged me around $3.
My Starbucks rewards were adding up faster with my Gold Status. I earned enough points to get another freebie and my coworker recommended that I try the Zesty Chicken and Black Bean Salad.
I still can't believe this retails for about $10 (with tax)
My tossed salad
I loved the zesty marinara dressing and the quinoa. Quinoa is delicious and it's a filling grain. The chicken was a little harder to pick out from this salad (but I found out that all the tiny chicken pieces fell to the bottom of the salad when I was tossing it). The salad is on the tinier side (the bigger box is deceiving), but it can fill you up for a while and it's probably the best freebie you can get at Starbucks!
When I was purchasing this, a few things crossed my mind:
1) They're not so good at the savoury items...maybe their pastries will be better
2) What's the biggest pastry I can get so I can fill up faster?
3) Why is there so much sugar on this? (is this Diabetes waiting to happen?)
It's basically a bun with lots of sugar and cinnamon - the Starbucks version of a cinnamon bun without the icing and without those doughy layers or a honey bun with cinnamon added in (since it was kinda fried). Super sweet - as I expected I guess.
August 14, 2015
Breakfast sandwich with double smoked bacon, cheddar and egg
I like the croissant bun, but again - a lot more bread than actual bacon, cheddar and egg. The proportions are all wrong. I had the ham, egg and Swiss cheese breakfast sandwich on another day and I liked that one a lot better.
Starbucks has been offering food for a while now, but I just haven't really gotten around to trying it even though I've reached Gold Star status for a while now.
I decided to use my next freebie to check out the BBQ Brisket Sandwich:
Unfortunately, the sandwich turned out a little sad...there was some beef brisket, but it was more bread than anything else. I would definitely not pay $7 for this.