Starbucks has expanded from the very small Seattle coffee roaster to one of the most omnipresent establishments in the world since its creation in 1971. By 2018, the chain had almost 30,000 positions in countries from Argentina to New Zealand. While it is still best known for its coffee and espresso-based beverages, over the years Starbucks has enhanced its range of products to include teas, specialty drinks, cold-pressed juices and even various food products.
Starbucks’ food can be polarizing. Although many people want to take a packed salad or package for lunch with their morning coffee, some find the consistency of the food they wanted so they don’t have a pleasant word. Even after its deep coffee history and high-quality advertising, Starbucks is, in some ways, fast food as much as a coffee shop.
Taking into consideration just how fast the food finds its way to your hands, it may be unrealistic to expect the food options from Starbucks to take your breath away. That said, there are still a lot of mysteries about your food range, which Starbucks would like you not to discover.
All the food arrive frozen
While you buy food from Starbucks, you know almost exactly what you’re going to find. If you order a sandwich breakfast, it is not the one on the display… But it’s just going to look like it. This product uniformity can be expected because everything from the eight-grain rollers to the panini sandwiches is cooked at a distance from the nearest Starbucks till they are frozen. We are sorry to hear some bad news if you assumed that there was a top chef in a small kitchen at the back of every Starbucks place.
And because foodstuffs are so mass-produced, by the time you get it your food will be months old. In 2016, Starbucks treated a Listeria-related warning, selling sandwiches distributed six months later, which expired.