This is really a problem I have.  I dunno, I guess it’s in my genetic makeup. Or maybe I just have low EQ. The thing is, as a food blogger, it’s really in your best interest to take a picture of every new meal you eat, for the, uh, sake of posterity and future readers.

Well, I just wanted to share today how GREAT the Jalapeno Cheese Turnover is at Starbucks. I’ve always been a bit of an oddball. I go to Starbucks not to drink coffee, I go there to eat lunch. Their sandwiches and savory pastries have always done good by me. The price isn’t the cheapest, but when you think about it, you can buy two really delicious Jalapeno Turnovers from Starbucks for 190 bucks, get unlimited water, mooch of their electricity all day while you work your freelance career or write some blogs, and have a great time eating.

Or you could spend 140 bucks on a worthless Big Mac meal from McDonald’s, replete with icky fries and an unhealthy soda. 140 Big Mac, I mean “Little Mac” meal with a burger smaller than your palm, or a 160-170 huge rectangular Starbucks gourmet sandwich?  I know what I’m choosing.

The problem is, I was so hungry I wolfed down not one, but two Jalapeno Turnovers. The results of my mayhem and pillaging are as below.


Unfortunately, I can’t share with you how good it looks. But I can tell you how great it tasted. And yes, it tasted great!!

It’s a bit pricey at 90 bucks, but the Jalapeno Cheese Turnover is ridiculously good. It’s got the crisp, delicious batter that toasts into a fine, delicious, buttery crisp. It has some fried, crunchy garlic flakes slightly toasted on top. The Jalapeno peppers are finely cut inside and add a wonderful texture and taste. It’s mired in a delicious blend of greenish cream cheese and mayo, no doubt acquiring the properties of its Jalapeno innards.

This is exactly how a turnover should be: rich, ridiculously tasty and really savory. It’s not spicy, by the way, for those of you who are afraid of the word “Jalapeno.”

Those of you who like eating empanadas, or French Baker’s awesome Tuna Turnover, give this turnover a try. It’s worth it.

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Posted by Erwin Anciano

Erwin has been eating food for the past 30 or so years. Yes, he actually thinks that makes him an expert on all things food-related.