Lesson learned

March 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm 1 comment

This looks tasty, right?

Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon with Egg Whites on English Muffin

This is what I had for breakfast #2 this morning. It seems simple enough — multigrain english muffin, egg white, cheddar cheese and turkey bacon.

Think again. While the calorie count and protein/fiber combo is great, the ingredient list isn’t any better than McDonald’s:

Ingredients

multigrain english muffin (unbleached enriched wheat flour [flour, malted barley flour, reduced iron, niacin, thiamin mononitrate (vitamin b1), riboflavin (vitamin b2), folic acid], water, whole wheat flour, farina, yeast, sugar, molasses, flaxseed, honey, wheat gluten, preservatives [calcium propionate, sorbic acid], salt, soybean oil, rye, corn cereal, dextrose, ground corn, monoglycerides, brown rice, oats, soybeans, triticale, barley, millet, caramel color, whey, soy flour, nonfat milk), egg white patty (egg whites, whey powder, unmodified corn starch, salt, nonfat dry milk, butter flavor [sunflower oil, natural flavors, medium chain triglycerides, palm kernal oil], xanthan gum, guar gum, liquid pepper extract), reduced fat cheddar cheese (pasteurized part-skim milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, vitamin a palmitate), turkey bacon (turkey, water, sugar, salt, natural smoke flavoring, natural flavoring, cottonseed oil). contains: wheat, soy, egg, milk

Source: Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon with Egg Whites on English Muffin | Starbucks Coffee Company.

Gross. Seriously, Starbucks — GROSS. You should be ashamed of yourselves for selling crap like this. It tasted good, but it would taste even better if I could pronounce half of the shit in here! Why does a “healthy” breakfast sandwich need caramel color, corn starch and “natural flavors,” which I feel I can safely assume means MSG.

Never buying this again. Lesson learned.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Amanda  |  April 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Ugh! I hate that big companies act like they’re doing you a favor with healthy options, only to find out how UNhealthy they really are. I have had that before too, thinking it was a “better choice,” but yes…never again!

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