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Lunch: Egg Salad Sandwich from Starbucks

An eggcelent sandwich!

What is the second best part of the workday? Lunch!

The best part is going home at the end of the day of course…

I have had success in the past with the sandwiches from Starbucks and a friend told me to give their egg salad sandwich a try. Now egg salad is one of those foods, at least for me that I really have to be craving in order to enjoy, so it took me a while to get around to grabbing one to try.

Egg salad has been one of those foods that I always remember liking, my mom would make it somewhat often, especially in the spring and summer and almost always when one or the other of my sets of grandparents would come to visit, it was usually served for the lunch on the first full day they would be in town. What made it distinctive was the way my mom would give the salad its kick and a bit of crunch were the pickles she would add. She would use the pickles out of the Vlasic Hot & Spicy Garden Mix Pickles. Apparently they are no longer making these pickles, but I remember that the only cauliflower I would ever eat for years was the cauliflower they would add to this mix. It made for a tangy slightly spicy egg salad that was always a family favorite.

The Starbucks egg salad sandwich does not quite meet the pinnacle of egg salad described above but it is the best pre-made egg salad I have come across in a very long time.

They describe it as: “This traditional lunchtime favorite is dressed with chives and arugula for a truly outstanding sandwich. At once creamy, tangy and bright, this superb egg salad, served on cider wheat bread, makes a deliciously substantial meal.”

I disagree with the tangy part, it was not bland so much as mellow, rich and mellow. Bright? Well, it does present well as seen above. It was a pleasing consistency, not runny at all like some pre-made egg salads, and actually quite thick, none of it escaped from the sandwich as egg salad tends to do.

The bread and lettuce combo was a winner just like it was in the BLT Chicken Salad Sandwich of theirs I tried a few months ago.

I paid $5.99 for this sandwich, which is a bit pricy for my blood for a mere egg salad sandwich, but it is very good quality. Not going to try to make a recipe based off of this one, it’s just not interesting enough and you don’t have to look to hard to find other egg salad recipes out there on the web.

If you are out there in the world and find yourself craving a pre-made egg salad sandwich, by all means, grab the one from Starbucks.

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