Starting today, Starbucks Canada has a new item to make your breakfast-on-the-go even more healthy. Meet Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites – perfectly cooked, cage-free eggs prepared using the French “sous vide” technique. The Sous Vide Egg Bites were introduced to the US market last year (I had seen them myself while visiting Seattle) and just became available in Canada today. I attended a media tasting this morning to try out these non-bread, breakfast goodies.
Disclosure: I attended a media tasting. Opinions are my own.
What is Sous Vide?
Sous-vide (pronounced “soo veed”) means “under vacuum” in French and is a cooking technique where vacuum-sealed food is immersed in water and cooked at a very precise and consistent temperature. Sous-vide is preferred method because it doesn’t require extra fats and oils. According to Starbucks, the result of cooking the eggs sous-vide is a creamy, velvety texture with flavour that is rich in flavour. It’s as if you’re eating something indulgent but you’re not.
Two Savoury Flavours
Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites are available in two savoury flavours: Bacon & Gruyere and Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper .
Bacon and Gruyere
This flavour features aged Gruyere and Monterey Jack cheese, and topped with Applewood smoked bacon. Two Bacon and Gruyere bites are $4.75 and have 310 calories and 19 grams of protein.
Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper
This flavour has creamy Monterey Jack cheese, plus spinach and fire-roasted red peppers. Two Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper bites are $4.75 and have 170 calories and 13 grams of protein.
My Thoughts on Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites
At first bite, I really loved the texture of the sous vide eggs. They’re wonderfully spongy and creamy which is a good kind of addictive. Of the two flavours, I enjoyed the Bacon and Gruyere because it was more flavourful. The taste of cheese was quite prominent and the bacon was appropriately smoky and salty.
Those seeking a healthier , vegetarian option would enjoy the Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper. It’s a lot lighter in taste due to being made with egg whites only. From a nutritional standpoint, the Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper also has less fat (7 g vs 22 g) and less sodium (500 g vs 600 g) than the Bacon and Gruyere per serving.
All in all, these new items are tasty, low-carb and high-protein on-the-go breakfast options. I would gladly order these again as well as recommend them to others.
Thanks to Starbucks Canada, I am giving 2 winners each a $20 gift card to try out the Starbucks Sous Vide bites. Open to all Canadians. Giveaway ends January 23, 2018 23:59 PST.