Starbucks Offering Wheat-Free Eggs. Awesome! If You’re Okay with Potato and Rice Starch.

I was pretty excited to see that Starbucks is offering a bunless egg option.  Even if I don’t have breakfast, it is just nice to have options out in the world.  Still, if you look at the nutrition information, each serving has 13 grams of carbs, only one of those coming from fiber.  Looking down the list at the ingredients one finds potato and rice starch.  I assume that’s where the carb content comes from, though I can’t say for sure.  There’s also canola oil and every thickening gum in the industrial pantry.  I’m also kind of a weirdo about things cooked in plastic, as I believe these are.  You know, all of those estrogens shooting into the food and whatnot.  Ugh, it is so hard to eat clean in a Jiffy when you’re afraid everything is going to make you fat and full of cancer.

Just for your perusal:

Ingredients

egg whites, cottage cheese (cultured skim milk, skim milk, milk, cream, contains 2 % or less of: whey, lactose, salt, maltodextrin, guar gum, citric acid, carrageenan, mono- and diglycerides, locust bean gum, xanthan gum, carob bean gum, potassium sorbate, carbon dioxide [to maintain freshness], natural flavor, vitamin a palmitate, enzymes), monterey jack cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, potato starch, powdered cellulose, natamycin [a natural mold inhibitor]), red bell pepper, rice starch, unsalted butter (pasteurized cream, natural flavors), spinach, canola oil, feta cheese (pasteurized milk, salt, cheese culture, enzymes, potato starch), green onion, salt, hot sauce (distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt), canola oil, spice. contains: egg, milk.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (130 g)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 500mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 13g

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s