Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New Breakfast Sandwiches at Starbucks Include Veggie Fontiago

The Starbucks.com homepage includes the news of three additions to the coffee chain's selection of breakfast sandwiches. The three new sandwiches are the Slow Roasted Ham & Swiss, the Vegetable and Fontiago, and the Egg & Cheddar. They all look delicious ... but, then, fast food items always look delicious in the promotional photos, don't they?

Vegetable & Fontiago Breakfast Sandwich

This is the one I find most interesting. Let's face it: there's not much originality in breakfast sandwiches. This one offers something different. Starbucks' description of this one: "Spinach, sundried tomatoes, caramelized onions and Fontiago cheese on a multigrain ciabatta bun."

Nutritional info: 470 calories, 17 grams total fat (9 grams saturated), 910mg sodium, 5 grams fiber, 18 grams of protein.

Slow-Roasted Ham & Swiss Breakfast Sandwich

This one is a ham and egg sandwich - never a bad thing - with Swiss cheese and served on a croissant.

Nutritional info: 490 calories, 25 grams total fat (12 grams saturated), 830mg sodium, 2 grams fiber and 20 grams of protein.

No, these are not "light" sandwiches; they are heavy on calories, fat and salt. And if you pair one with a flavored coffee drink, watch out for your waistline. But if you love Starbucks, you already know that.

Egg & Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich

A very simple sandwich, and nothing wrong with that. Some of the tastiest foods are the simplest. This one is egg and cheese, served on toasted multigrain bread.

It's also the lowest-calorie option among the three new 'wiches. Nutritional info: 400 calories, 17 grams total fat (7 grams saturated), 730mg sodium, 4 grams figer, 15 grams protein.

If you've tried any of 'em, let us know in comments what you thought.

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