May 2, 2017 Coffee & Company

Starbucks Protein Boxes Make Their Debut in U.S. Stores

In response to customer feedback and just in time for summer, Starbucks has added more protein, fruits and vegetables to the company’s grab-and-go lunch menu. The top customer requests asked for protein-packed options, chicken and turkey raised without antibiotics, and more fruits and vegetables.

Inspired by the popular Protein Bistro Box, Starbucks now offers six Protein Boxes for customers to choose. The new Starbucks® Protein Boxes are an excellent source of protein with at least 20 grams of protein per box and feature chicken and turkey raised without antibiotics and include at least one cup of fruits and vegetables combined.

New varieties

BBQ Chicken & Power Slaw Protein Box – Includes a flatbread sandwich made with chicken raised without antibiotics mixed with smoky BBQ sauce, topped with Pepper Jack cheese, chili-peach jam and a side of apples and carrots. (22 grams of protein)

Smoked Turkey & Swiss Protein Box – Includes a flatbread sandwich with turkey raised without antibiotics, pickled peppers, tangy cream cheese spread, lettuce and a side of apples and carrots. (24 grams of protein)

Enhancements to Protein Boxes

The Eggs & Cheese with Apples and Grapes Protein Box (formerly known as the Protein Bistro Box) now includes two cage-free eggs instead of one for a protein boost. (23 grams of protein)

The Chicken Wrap with Peanut-Coconut Sauce Protein Box (formally known as Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap) has more chicken, now raised without antibiotics, and is offered as one wrap instead of three pinwheels. (20 grams of protein)

The PB&J with Fruits & Veggies Protein Box (formally known as PB&J on Wheat Bistro Box) has 50 percent more peanut butter and jam. (20 grams of protein)

The Cheese & Fruit with Brie, Cheddar & Gouda Protein Box (formally known as Cheese and Fruit Bistro Box) now includes an additional slice of both Cheddar and Gouda cheeses as well as more grapes and apples. (20 grams of protein)

A dozen options for a good source of protein

Starbucks offers additional protein-rich food and beverage options in stores across the U.S. 

Spinach & Feta Breakfast Wrap – A whole wheat wrap filled with cage-free egg whites, spinach, feta cheese and tomatoes. (19 grams of protein)

Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich – Buttery grilled cheese with melted cheddar atop a perfectly cooked fluffy egg, served on hearty multigrain toast. (12 grams of protein)

Chicken Artichoke Panini – The iconic flavors of the thin, ancient grain flatbread are spread with signature sundried tomato pesto and topped with grilled chicken breast, tender roasted artichoke hearts and provolone cheese. (28 grams of protein)

Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl – A blend of grilled chicken, black beans, roasted corn, jicama, tomatoes, feta, spring greens and protein-rich quinoa is topped with a mild chili vinaigrette in this zesty choice. (19 grams of protein)

Protein Bistro Box – A hard-boiled cage-free egg, sliced tart apples, grapes and white cheddar cheese served with multigrain muesli bread and honeyed peanut butter. (13 grams of protein)

Classic Almonds – Pure California almonds finished with a dash of salt. (9 grams of protein)

Moon Cheese – Cheddar cheese in a crunchy format and easy to take on the go. (5 grams of protein)

Flat White – An espresso beverage made with two ristretto shots, combined with a thin layer of velvety steamed whole milk and finished with a latte art dot. (12 grams of protein)

Latte Macchiato – This drink features steamed whole milk that is perfectly aerated and free-poured, creating dense foam reminiscent of meringue. It is then marked by slowly-poured full espresso shots, creating a signature espresso dot. (12 grams of protein)

Caffé Latte – Dark, rich espresso balanced with steamed milk and a light layer of foam. (12 grams of protein)

Cappuccino – Dark, rich espresso lies in wait under a smoothed and stretched layer of thick foam. (8 grams of protein)

Protein Power Berry – Sweet and tart strawberry and raspberry juices are swirled into a creamy protein smoothie. (14 grams of protein per 8-ounce serving)


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