Starbucks is really gunning for the title of Most Basic Chain Ever—the coffee giant just released an organic avocado spread to stores nationwide today, so you no longer have to choose between Instagramming your avocado toast (or bagel, as Starbucks doesn't have toast) or your Frappuccino. Talk about one stop shopping!
The spread contains organic Hass avocados, sea salt, onion, garlic, jalapeño pepper and lime juice. Basically it’s pre-packaged guacamole. But unlike other avocado options, the spread is only $0.95, which beats the $10+ charge for avocado toast at any hipster brunch spot. It’s 90 calories, contains 1 gram of protein and no sugar. While it's been available in select stores since last Fall, it is now available nationwide.
Its bright green color has received mixed reviews.
What is this oddly-colored alien slime they're trying to pass off as avocado tho https://t.co/S86pTvXi6H
— I Believe(@val_to_string) March 21, 2017
baby Shrek https://t.co/3gq2hJeQXD
— rob collins (@cobrollins) March 21, 2017
But overall social media response appears positive.
do NOT pass up on starbucks avocado spread... oh my heaven
— Lauren Wilson (@wilsonlauren25) March 21, 2017
stop ordering your starbucks bagels with cream cheese and order avocado spread instead. thank me later
— julieth (@juliethxcv) February 28, 2017
okay but the avocado spread from starbucks is so good on bagels. i'm cryinnn
— missahsoup (@missaaahh) March 12, 2017
guys I'm SO happy about this @Starbucks avocado spread you have no idea
— Rach (@NotRachelAdams) March 21, 2017
The spread accompanies other new menu items, like vegan bagels and gluten-free breakfast sandwiches, to celebrate “the arrival of spring” with “new food items to fuel the warmer days ahead." It also joins the seasonal Spring-inspired cup designs in honor of the season.