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Jul 15, 2015

Review: Starbucks - Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap

Starbucks Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap features a chile tortilla rolled with grilled white-meat chicken tossed in peanut-coconut sauce, chile-lime veggie slaw, red bell peppers, lettuce, and ginger cream cheese. It comes comes cut into three. On the side are peanut-coconut sauce and grapes.

It's normally $5.95 but I got one for free through their My Starbucks Reward loyalty program (i.e. I bought enough coffee to get any food/drink item for free).

The wrap comes pre-sliced into 3 small rolls, which might me okay if they were bite-sized but they were more like mouthfuls that required some jaw stretching. It made it fairly difficult to get a good bite of all the filling. Also, the pieces were more messy than finger foods should be given they were open-ended on both sides. They seemed to go for presentation over practicality for this one.

Interestingly, with all the chile-this and chile-that, there's not much (or any) heat going on. There was maybe the barest hint here and there. The tortilla just tasted like a regular tortilla and while the chile-lime veggie slaw was surprisingly crisp, it too was just like a typical slaw and also lacked any spiciness. The cream cheese was fine as well but disappointed when it came to the expected ginger flavor.

There wasn't a whole lot of chicken going on but it was tender and tinged with a creamy combo of peanut and coconut. In fact, the entire wrap generally exhibited some peanut and coconut flavor that left the included sauce redundant.

Overall, Starbucks Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap offered a pleasant mix of chicken and veggies pulled together with a mellow but seemingly omnipresent hint of peanut and coconut. I liked the taste but expected more from the ingredients and found the form factor to be more showy than useful.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap (233g)
Calories - 430 (from Fat - 180)
Fat - 20g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 510mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 20g)
Protein - 11g


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