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Mar 5, 2014

Review: Starbucks - Slow-Roasted Ham & Swiss Croissant

Starbucks Slow-Roasted Ham & Swiss Croissant features slow-roasted ham, a fried egg patty, and Swiss cheese on a warm croissant bun.

I paid $4.45 for one.

The ham had a nice, grained texture to it and was very not salty. It is probably the least salty ham I've ever come across, but it didn't have much flavor to it either. I'd hazard a guess that the bulk of the Ham & Swiss Croissant's 830mg of sodium comes from the croissant and the cheese.

The egg was a little rubbery but okay otherwise. It wasn't very fluffy and, in this particular sandwich, the yolk and egg white somehow managed to split into two distinct layers almost all the way through the patty. It made for an interesting effect but not much in the way of flavor.

The Swiss cheese was nicely melted to a lovely goo that easily stretched when I pulled at it and was tasty to boot.

The croissant was moist, rich, and super buttery with a wonderfully crispy toasted crust. A bulk of the sandwich's flavor came from the croissant and the cheese.

Overall, Starbucks Slow-Roasted Ham & Swiss Croissant was a mixed bag that didn't quite merit the premium price tag. While the shortcomings of a reheated egg patty are a bit expected, the ham was especially disappointing. It would probably be better if they just did a Swiss Cheese Croissant and charged a buck less.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Slow-Roasted Ham & Cheese Croissant (167g)
Calories - 490 (from Fat - 220)
Fat - 25g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 830mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 20g


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