Starbucks is turning up the heat on the coffeehouse’s breakfast and lunch menu with the introduction of two new sandwiches: Starbucks Spicy Chorizo, Monterey Jack & Egg Breakfast Sandwich and Ancho-Chipotle Chicken Panini. Now that’s a mouthful.
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Starbuck’s product development manager Sita Kacker said the company saw an opportunity to create sandwiches with bold flavors. “Chorizo is popular right now and spicy is on trend, so this guided our direction,” said Kacker.
The Spicy Chorizo, Monterey Jack & Egg Breakfast Sandwich features spiced chorizo (sausage), Monterey Jack cheese and a fluffy egg with caramelized onions on potato bread.
The Ancho-Chipotle Chicken Panini features a shredded chicken breast in ancho-chipotle sauce, fire-roasted poblano peppers, red onion, Gouda cheese and spicy cilantro pesto on a ciabatta roll.
Both sandwiches are available now at participating U.S. Starbucks stores.
The Spicy Chorizo, Monterey Jack & Egg Breakfast Sandwich has 500 calories and 860mg of salt.
The Ancho-Chipotle Chicken Panini has 440 calories and 1020mg of salt.