Sous vide — a French cooking technique with vacuum-sealed bags — has caught on to the lower rungs of the culinary ladder. First, chains like Panera started making food sous-vide-style, and now Starbucks has announced sous vide egg bites: mini egg cups that come in an egg white and red pepper flavor and a bacon and Gruyère flavor.
“A foodie delight, even when you're on the go," Starbucks’ description of the new item reads. "We've taken cage-free eggs and prepared them using the French 'sous vide' technique resulting in a velvety texture that's bursting with flavor. We added aged Gruyere and Monterey Jack cheese and topped them with Applewood smoked bacon for a delicious, high protein, convenient breakfast."
The Sous Vide Egg Bites will hit Starbucks stores Jan. 10. Starbucks will also introduce its first gluten-free sandwich this spring.