It was not that long ago that I was sitting at Starbucks at Yorkdale’s Indigo waiting and waiting for Nigella Lawson to arrive to sign her new cookbook.
I still can not believe I managed to get a table and figured while I was there to get a bite to eat for dinner. Back in March I did a product review of Starbucks Bacon Gruyere Sous Vide Eggs Bites which were so rich and delicious, it almost stopped my heart.
I needed sustenance to get me through the next few hours. As much as I loved the bacon ones I wanted something a touch healthier but also very filling.
A friend of mine who works at Starbucks recommended that I try their Egg White and Red Pepper Sous Vide Egg Bites. She said that they are much healthier and just as delicious. Just as delicious??? Really?
Made with cage-free egg whites and creamy Monterey Jack cheese, plus spinach and fire-roasted red peppers… They sounded good but come on, that is not quite bacon and Gruyere cheese.
Damn, damn and damn again. These were delicious! Yes, much lighter than the bacon ones but not in a bad way. It took me a long time to like roasted red peppers but I do now and that actually gave the sous vide bites complexity. That Monterey Jack cheese camouflaged visually into the egg whites but gave the product structure, flavour and complexity. I LOVED these! They made the perfect little dinner for $6 as I waited for Nigella.
I still think they are a tad overpriced but they are super delicious. If you are looking for that low carb high protein flavour-packed snack to keep you going… This is the perfect choice.
I give this product four and a half out of five wooden spoons.