Starting Tuesday, some Canadian Starbucks menus will look like they just came back from a trip to Paris.
The La Boulange menu, which is the coffee chain's biggest investment in food to date, will feature everything from an all-butter croissant to a gluten-free marshmallow bar to buttermilk blueberry and cranberry orange scones. It launched in U.S. stores in 2012.
Starbucks Canada reps say the menu items, which they readily identify as "indulgences" at around 350 calories per item, have a new take on some of Starbucks' original food offerings, like the loaf cakes and cookies. And since they want to focus on real ingredients, most of the new La Boulange pastries from French chef Pascal Rigo will feature only 100 per cent real butter.
Most of Ontario and British Columbia will get the first round of new pastries, while Ottawa, Quebec and Atlantic Canada will get their revamp at the end of March. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will see a new menu in June.
Prices begin at $2 for the nine new artisanal menu items. If you try them, let us know what you think!
Check out some of the new items (complete with nutritional info) in the slideshow below.