Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites Review

You may have heard the term “sous vide” floating around, but what is it and where can you try it? Let Starbucks banish your FOMO—for less—with its 2017 menu. POPSUGAR had a chance to try the new Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites (about $5 for two) ahead of their nationwide release on January 10. This low-carb breakfast option (made without bread) has a light, velvety texture thanks to the sous vide method of cooking eggs, defined by Starbucks as “a cooking technique in which vacuum-sealed foods are immersed in a bain-marie and cooked at a very precise and constant temperature”.

Starbucks “noticed this technology trend that was slowly gaining popularity over the years” and wanted to “develop a perfect, high-protein egg breakfast.” Buying a sous vide immersion circulator for home use can cost you up to $100 or more, so this breakfast is a great entry point if you want to see what it’s all about. Editorial assistant Sarah Siegel tried both egg bites and had this to say:

Bacon & Gruyere: “This egg bite is salty, hearty, and has a nutty flavor from the Gruyere cheese. It’s incredibly satisfying and tastes like a traditional breakfast sandwich without the fat or excess bread.”

Egg white and grilled red pepper: “Made with Monterey cheese and pepper, the flavor really stands out. Light and not so salty, they are more bland than their bacon counterparts, but a healthier vegetarian option.”

If you need even more condiments to spice up your breakfast options, Starbucks also plans to expand the release of its avocado spread (essentially guacamole), and if you didn’t already know , he offers sriracha, which Sarah says “tastes different than what you get out of the bottle.”

Additional reporting by Sarah Siegel

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