Friday, November 17, 2006

starbucks grandma's turkey sandwich

apparently, starbucks has intro'd products that aren't successful. i know i know: hard to comprehend (i can barely fathom it myself). but on a scale of great, greater, or greatest, this new holiday-edition Starbucks Grandma's Turkey Sandwich merits a mere "great". while nifty in concept - whole grain bread, "homestyle" turkey, stuffing, cran sauce - the um execution, not so much. there's just a ton of stuffing. and said stuffing is very-very moist; you hardly notice the turkey at all. and it's sloppy. it's a sandwich whose filling basically = wet bread. a bread sandwich, if you will. but let's put on a happy face (this IS starbucks we're talking about, after all). overall, its sandwich program is xlnt, and don't forget sbux' proclivity for intro'ing new prods thus keeping blogs like this afloat

18 Comments:

At November 17, 2006 11:04 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

What a great idea! Introduce a bad version of the sandwich everyone dreads after Thanksgiving, just before Thanksgiving.

Next in the queue: champagne capuccino, intro'd on January 2?

 
At November 17, 2006 11:08 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

By the way, is it getting warm in here?

 
At November 17, 2006 11:12 AM, Anonymous ex-coworker said...

I would like to applaud Kirk for his witty commentary. Meanwhile, why is that Okie Senator all over the place these days, insisting that GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX!?!!

 
At November 17, 2006 11:38 AM, Anonymous tg said...

kirk, ms.ery offers some additional jean-shopping options for you in a comment posted under the "Lucerne yogurts" entry. in case you missed that. comments from ms.ery are so few and far between that we should savor each and every word

 
At November 17, 2006 11:46 AM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY SUBLIME POST, IF NOW DOWNRIGHT SUBLIMINAL.

 
At November 17, 2006 11:50 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I'm sure the net carbon output explodes during the holidays, what with all the driving and cooking and eating and cheeriness. The solution is quite simple: stay away from your family this season.

 
At November 17, 2006 12:41 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

HEY, Jet parking is FULL at Fiumicino. Please re-route smaller planes to Ciampino. Those with larger craft will have to land at Pescara or maybe even Palermo, but we will have choppers standing by to ferry you to the lake. Yachts may still berth in the usual places and we will have limos available. Please remember to observe the no-fly zone over France. And thanks to you who jet-pooled to save on fuel.

 
At November 17, 2006 1:36 PM, Anonymous billy idol said...

It's gonna be hot in the city, tonight!

 
At November 17, 2006 1:41 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

TG: Thanks for the heads up.

Ms.Ery: I've never been much of a thrift-shop shopper, but I may have to change my ways.

Ex-coworker: You may find this link of interest:

http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,1875762,00.html

The senator is, most likely, one of the crew claiming that any science he doesn't like is "faulty" science.

 
At November 17, 2006 4:04 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

Do NOT park in the driveway, people. Jesus christ.

 
At November 17, 2006 4:19 PM, Anonymous kirstie alley said...

Hey pretty boy! I think you meant to say "Do NOT park in the driveway, people. L.Ron Hubbard."

 
At November 17, 2006 6:10 PM, Anonymous Brooke Shields said...

You tell him, girl!

 
At November 17, 2006 6:38 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

Some of you stupidly didn't bring satellite phones and we're having a hard time contacting you with the schedule (attn: WILL SMITH). Dinner is in an hour, so get ready. Afterward there's drinks, some entertainment and then the limbo contest. LIMBO! Woo-HAH! Get ready to GET DOWN.

I've also been told there's a little girl wandering around on the front lawn and crying. Her name appears to be kate ... katie ... something.

GET READY TO PARTY!

 
At November 17, 2006 6:50 PM, Anonymous Sherlock said...

Speaking of ms.ery, this must be where she spends all her free time when not NYCE ing.

http://www.quizilla.com/users/ms.ery/

 
At November 17, 2006 9:23 PM, Anonymous grandma said...

I had absolutely nothing to do with this sandwich.

signed,
Grandma

 
At December 19, 2008 12:04 PM, Anonymous Free Lunch said...

You gotta be crazy - or you got a dud sandwich. I'm addicted this thing.

The three I've eaten each had thick slices of turkey (seemingly cut right from the bird - not pressed lunch meat), moist-but-not-sloppy stuffing, and firm dry bread. Delicious.

My one complaint is that it's a small sandwich for $5.95. But then again, I regularly pay $3 for 25 cent's worth of milk and coffee...

 
At December 03, 2009 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually just had this and really enjoyed it - I thought it was realllyyy yummmy. So maybe its just the starbucks you went to :/

 
At November 22, 2011 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They discontinued it. I'm so bummed!

I would microwave the stuff inside and toss the bread to the birds, who liked it. It was yum!

Admittedly, it was a total rip-off, but what at Starbuck's isn't?

 

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