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Anyone else love the Starbucks Eggs Florentine breakfast sandwich?

shivohum Mar 5, 2007 08:47 AM

Oh, that toasted english muffin with deliciously melted cheese sticking to it and creamy egg and spinach inside is doing it every time for me nowadays. And it's only $3.10 after-tax! And it's only 390 calories! And it's super-fast!

Anyone else with me?

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    Vladimir Estragon Mar 5, 2007 01:08 PM

    Your Starbuck's has food? The ones around here only have sweets.

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    1. re: Vladimir Estragon
      Loren3 Mar 16, 2007 02:06 PM

      And really bad sweets at that.

    2. NiKoLe1625 Mar 5, 2007 02:23 PM

      I havent tried it yet, but it looks really good!! I'm glad to hear a positive review of the breakfast sandwiches. I'm going to have to give it a whirl sometime sooN!

      1. Ozumo Mar 5, 2007 03:46 PM

        Beats an Egg McMuffin any day in my book. I love meat, but that vegetarian sandwhich is their best one (and I've tried them all).

        1. jsjs09812 Mar 12, 2007 01:23 PM

          I had one last Friday based on your post - deLISH. Not too shabby for a microwaved breakfast sandwich. I'll have it again.

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          1. re: jsjs09812
            bkh238559 Mar 12, 2007 05:04 PM

            They aren't microwaved. they are actually warmed up in a convection oven. No microwaves are used. --FYI

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            JoLi Mar 13, 2007 04:00 AM

            I actually like their low-fat sandwich with turkey bacon and low-fat cheese. really good healthy breakfast.

            Vladimir - Starbucks only has these breakfast sandwiches in some stores for trial, supposedly they will be widly available this summer.

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              Ozumo Mar 13, 2007 05:15 PM

              I've been seeing them in more and more locations. At first only like 2 of them had them that I knew of (I'm in the Bay Area, we have 2.3 million Starbucks locations), but now I'm seeing them added to new stores a lot. Actually had a Florentine today for lunch! They have a new "Omelette Wrap" that I just saw for the first time today, but they were sold out, so I couldn't try it.

              1. re: JoLi
                mojoeater Apr 21, 2007 10:19 PM

                The turkey bacon sandwich has 350 calories and 820 mg sodium. The Florentine has 380 calories and 780 mg sodium.

                An Egg-McMuffin has 300 calories and 820mg sodium. An egg and cheese croissanwich at BK is 300 calories and 740mg sodium.

                It's all relative. BTW, I don't like any of them.

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                marlie202 Mar 13, 2007 05:18 PM

                they are available in NYC

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                  marciab Mar 19, 2007 11:10 AM

                  I tried the broccoli & cheese mini quiche in San Francisco just last week; my friend tried the spinach cheese english muffin sandwich. I think she liked hers more than I liked mine altho the quiche was pretty tasty. It was a nice option since we needed coffee and wanted something more substantial than pastries for our day of sightseeing.

                  1. Bob W Mar 22, 2007 02:26 PM

                    Very good! Much more filling than any of McD's breakfast sandwiches. I always have to get two Egg McMuffins, but one of Starbucks' sandwiches is perfect.

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                      cokie Mar 22, 2007 02:28 PM

                      I had one just this morning! It's yummy, and I'm relieved to hear about the calorie count. I had assumed that I was doing a very bad thing by eating it.

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                        mforys Apr 21, 2007 10:03 PM

                        Yes, the Florentine breakfast sandwich is very good .. so is the sausage one .. however, the OTHER ones they offer now are all really bad ... ESPECIALLY the bacon & egg one YUK! I was surprised of the contrast in quality ... SO, the moral of the story is: When eating breakfast sandwiches at Starbucks, either get the Florentine or the sausage ... at least, that's my recommendation. :-) CHOW!

                        1. Quine Apr 21, 2007 10:08 PM

                          You sound like a paid commercial for them! :)

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                          1. re: Quine
                            lulubelle Apr 4, 2009 04:04 AM

                            I was going to say the same thing.

                          2. Gelato_in_Roma Apr 29, 2007 08:52 AM

                            I have to say I love the egg florentine. It's much tastier than mcdonalds.

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                              Rm33 Apr 29, 2007 07:19 PM

                              I had this the other day and it was good. It makes for an easy lunch when in a hurry. The guy working said it was the best one, and he had tried them all.

                              1. KellBell May 1, 2007 09:21 PM

                                I tried them last week. It was very good!

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                                  Panini Guy May 3, 2007 10:38 AM

                                  I'm impressed by the dedication to buzz marketing - obviously Starbucks thinks this and other food boards are important to improving their brand because they've really been working these boards heavily of late. Nice job guys and gals.

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                                  1. re: Panini Guy
                                    shivohum May 3, 2007 04:09 PM

                                    Haha. "On the Internet no one knows you're an ad..."

                                    If only...

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                                      piccola Jun 21, 2007 04:53 PM

                                      I tend to be skeptical, too, when I read these threads. But I always give them the benefit of the doubt when I remember how many times I've raved about Fage yogurt or Ace Bakery bread or even chains like Cora's.

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                                        lulubelle Apr 4, 2009 04:04 AM

                                        but did you rave with the cost and calorie count?

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                                          piccola Jan 29, 2011 02:44 AM

                                          Super late reply. No, because Fage and Ace crazy expensive (and even Cora's ain't cheap). But if I found something ridiculously affordable, delicious and healthy, maybe I would.

                                    2. Cinnabon May 10, 2007 11:44 AM

                                      I've tried the Florentine breakfast sandwich, the pepper bacon breakfast sandwich and the turkey breakfast sandwich. It's a toss up betwee the Florentine & Pepper Bacon one, I've been rotating them each Friday for the past 6 weeks. I can't decide my favorite. I do know for sure that I did not like the turkey one...

                                      1. Dommy Jun 13, 2007 03:10 PM

                                        On a whim, I tried the Sausage one today and was unimpressed...

                                        The bread was nice and toasty, but the insides were nothing special. The sausage patty standard, the eggs cooked well, but bland and the worst was the cheese! It was like zapped and plasticy...

                                        My other issue was that they just kinda tossed the whole thing in a bag... Not making that friendly to eat on the go, all naked like that... And they had ketchup to offer! I dunno, I need ketchup in my breakfast sandwiches... :P


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                                          RobynS Jun 14, 2007 02:41 PM

                                          Interesting. I moved away from northern Virginia 2 years ago and this was one thing that I missed a little. They don't offer them here in CO at all but I would love to see them come back for those mornings that I just can't get something put together myself.

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                                            mnwildfans Jun 21, 2007 03:21 PM

                                            Totally with you... I love this breakfast sandwich! Had it for the first time in DC over Memorial Day and I am hooked! Is that Boursin Cheese on there along with the Harvarti?

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                                              smartie Jun 21, 2007 05:06 PM

                                              they haven't reached Fl yet well at least not at my local Sbux.

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                                                jturtle Jun 21, 2007 05:11 PM

                                                What I don't like about them is how they make the starbucks smell. The 'bucks smells all stale and like bad sourdough. When I bought one, the smell intensified and ruined any taste they possibly have. No thank you.

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                                                  adriennep Oct 15, 2007 08:06 AM

                                                  I've enjoyed the florentine sandwhich all summer long. Now, the local (Corona/Norco CA) stores have discontinued it. It seems to have been well received. I miss it. The replacement, "spinach feta wrap" is no match for the eggs florentine sandwhich. I hope starbucks reconsiders.

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                                                    Cathy Oct 15, 2007 08:25 AM

                                                    All the Starbucks in San Diego still have the 5 sandwiches and also offer the two wraps. Signboards (Starbucks supplied) show all 7 breakfast/sandwich options.

                                                    1. re: marmite
                                                      marmite Oct 18, 2007 08:21 AM

                                                      Replying to myself... the thought of no more eggs florentine motivated me to call the Starbucks customer service line and ask them why. The lady said some individual stores may be discontinuing them due to a vendor issue (which confused me, because I thought all the food came from a central HQ, but okay) but that she would put in a request for me at my local store. We'll see...

                                                      1. re: marmite
                                                        Cathy Oct 18, 2007 12:56 PM

                                                        They are not available in San Diego as of right now. Considering it was the only non-meat breakfast sandwich, they need to do something! The wrap is made with feta and sun dried tomatoes(and egg) and is way Mediteranean in flavor...very different than the egg/spinach/herbed cheese muffin.

                                                        1. re: Cathy
                                                          marmite Oct 18, 2007 01:12 PM

                                                          Exactly! I don't eat meat, and don't care for 95% of the sweets they have, so the eggs florentine was a godsend. I don't like feta, so switching to the spinach & feta wrap is not an option for me.
                                                          Give the customer service line a call, and tell them you want them to put in a good word in San Diego.

                                                    2. stellamystar Oct 18, 2007 03:58 PM

                                                      I LOVE their sandwiches (breakfast). I like the low fat one - but, not the bacon on it. Plus, the cals & fat aren't that diff. from the florentine, so I get that...:)

                                                      Why are their sweets so bad? I don't get.

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                                                      1. re: stellamystar
                                                        Cathy Oct 18, 2007 04:01 PM

                                                        A lot of the pastries are not fresh. I am not a 'sweet' person- I don't crave chocolate at all. If given a choice, I always take salty over sweet.

                                                      2. momof3 Oct 22, 2007 05:58 PM

                                                        The Florentine sandwich may be brought back. It was a seasonal sandwich and much like other food and beverage offerings at Starbucks, are rotated by season. The wraps took the place of the Eggs Florentine. Try one of the other sandwiches with the meat removed before heating?

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                                                          marmite Oct 23, 2007 09:19 AM

                                                          <<Try one of the other sandwiches with the meat removed before heating?>>

                                                          Then the rest of the ingredients have touched meat, and I can't eat that. I guess I'll have to kiss Starbucks goodbye. :(

                                                          1. re: marmite
                                                            momof3 Oct 23, 2007 05:31 PM

                                                            I agree Marmite, I wouldn't eat the ingredients that have the meat "juice" on them either. Some people do though, just a suggestion. The fruit salad is yummy :)

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                                                          aynrandgirl Oct 22, 2007 07:30 PM

                                                          I wish I could try it. Starbucks here in Tampa don't seem to have any of the sandwiches or wraps.

                                                          1. stormigrl Mar 22, 2009 06:02 PM

                                                            I am 100% with you on it. I mean, I went to the Starbucks this weekend to have the Eggs Florentine and was informed it was discontinued. I said "WHY?!" to the cashier and she looked at me sort of "funny" as if I should have known better to ask such a question. The only thing I thought of then was: (Maybe she was implying a "person of my size" should not eat such stuff) Whatever: I am a plus size person, so sue me. She's a twig, so maybe she should have known better to judge me. I think Its the "get up" that society plays on us both. Therefore in my mind, we are equal.
                                                            Anyways, she continued to say "It's discontinued", I then of course posed the question, 'What, just for this store or all locations?" she said "all stores, how about getting a Low fat Turkey Breakfast sandwich". I then looked at her and said "What's low fat about it? It has Bacon and Cheese, that's not low fat". She continued to go on and say: "The Egg is good for you, The Cheese is good for you and the Bacon well it just tastes good and the Bread is low fat".

                                                            Honestly the bread looks the same as the Egg Florentine.

                                                            I did go for another sandwich instead, but I was not impressed because the Egg Florentine was so yummy.

                                                            I've decided to make it myself since Starbucks removed it from "Favourite Breakfast Sandwiches" list. Yes, Like you, I am not amused it was discontinued.

                                                            We should start a Petition to get The "Egg Florentine" back to Starbucks, I would sign it!

                                                            *Cheers to Eggs Florentine and Boo to Starbucks Discontinuing it"

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                                                            1. re: stormigrl
                                                              Cathy Mar 22, 2009 06:58 PM

                                                              If you read the thread, it has been gone since about October 2007. You obviously have not had one in a long while.

                                                              1. re: Cathy
                                                                chowreply Apr 3, 2009 06:47 AM

                                                                Cathy, you are making an assumption that Stormigrl lives in the USA. In Canada, for instance, Starbucks has just discontinued this sandwich. I don't know exactly when but sometime in the period of the past 2 week, at least in the Nation's capital.

                                                                Since this thread shows up in google search among the first hits, it's natural for one to come here and post a reply outside of the U States of Eh!

                                                                So... with both in mind, Stormigrl's post is timely for some regions/countries.

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                                                                  stormigrl Jan 28, 2011 05:42 PM

                                                                  Thanks a million for your post Chow :)
                                                                  You are absolutely correct. I live in Canada and it was at the time just a "recent discontinued item at the time"
                                                                  Sorry us Canadians don't get caught up that quickly from other parts of the world.

                                                                  I just mainly didn't like the service I got. Weird. It seems like yesterday it happened lol.
                                                                  When I did return to that location I was informed that girl got several complaints and it cost her, her job.

                                                                  C'est la Vie

                                                              2. re: stormigrl
                                                                queencru Mar 23, 2009 06:14 AM

                                                                Why are you making this out to be something having to do with weight? The Egg Florentine has been discontinued for almost a year and a half. Starbucks recently introduced new breakfast sandwiches and I am sure the barista was just trying to offer you the closest alternative Starbucks now offers.

                                                                1. re: queencru
                                                                  stormigrl Jan 28, 2011 05:44 PM

                                                                  The Barista was rude. Maybe she was having a bad hair day, But I didn't ask to know what all was involved in the Florentine or other sandwich. I just didn't like her attitude.

                                                              3. alkapal Apr 4, 2009 05:03 AM

                                                                dang, i'd hoped this thread was being revived to say the florentine was back.

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                                                                  yfunk3 Jan 28, 2011 08:48 PM

                                                                  I recently (within the past two weeks) got an egg white and spinach wrap thing at SB that was fairly good, having went in with low expectations. Hit the spot and didn't feel too decadent, but had decent flavor. Some sort of red pepper spread in it, as well (which gave it the most flavor).

                                                                  It was a good breakfast with a smell piece of fruit. Wouldn't have it everyday, but I personally liked the new egg white wrap better than the Florentine.

                                                                  1. re: alkapal
                                                                    mforys Jan 28, 2011 10:38 PM

                                                                    I KNOW! .. ME TOO! what a bummer that its not the case! I was sooo disappointed when they finally decided on the sandwiches and chose to keep that disgusting turkey-bacon one instead... Horrible. I don't care how (supposedly) more difficult it was to make that Florentine sandwich than the others, it was easily THE BEST one of the bunch of sandwiches. Now all i get (if I get one) is the regular egg & sausage. Everyday that i go, i still ask my barrista if they brought back the Florentine breakfast sandwich yet though lol ... then I sigh, and say well alright, I guess I'll just have the sausage breakfast sandwich then :-)

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