Bursting with Blueberries


As a kid, I always tried to sneak in extra ingredients while baking: chocolate chips in the cookies and blueberries in the blueberry muffins.  I figured if it was a yummy ingredient the more the better, which makes our new Bountiful Blueberry Muffin a deliciously tasty idea.

Of course my technique did have some pitfalls, namely unstirrable batters and exploding muffins in the oven.  Thankfully our master muffin baker was better prepared to take on the challenge of packing our muffin full of blueberries.

After many batches and a fancy, new blueberry depositor (a super-technical bakery tool that has an extra wide nozzle to distribute blueberries throughout the batter), our new muffin now has 20% more blueberries which we think is even more delicious! Have you tried it yet? Tell us what you think!

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    • sandraboody@gmail.com
    • 11/12/2012 12:28 PM

    Tasty as promised ..a real home made treat!

    • suxxard
    • 11/17/2012 11:11 PM

    These, and the raisin bran muffins are the most popular at the store I work at.
    Pretty tasty too.

    • arthurcali91
    • 11/23/2012 4:14 PM

    love them berries.. perfect treat!

    • moondance_3
    • 1/1/2013 10:00 AM

    Great news to hear blueberries are back in vogue- now when will you bring back the chocolate covered blueberries!!!!!!!

    • Alm3ida
    • 1/10/2013 9:58 PM

    This makes me wish they brought back the blueberry frapp. By far the best frapp ever. I crave it daily.

    • dbigger1
    • 1/21/2013 10:16 AM

    Wish you would sell the Blueberry Creme Scone that you sell in Japan. It is far more delicious and less calories (healthier version). Do not understand why you don't sell the better tasting, healthier one here?

    • suzgrrl
    • 1/22/2013 10:22 AM

    Thanks for tempting us all with the blueberry oatmeal promotion and then not making it available anywhere near me.

    • charliemac_2000@yahoo.com
    • 1/24/2013 7:35 AM

    Love the blueberry muffins!! Now please bring the blueberry frappucino. Thank you!!

    • aidan.herbert@gmail.com
    • 1/31/2013 10:45 AM

    I am disappointed with the recent shift to new style blueberry scones. Scones should be dry and crumbly. The new scones have a spongy bread consistency. I believe the the new brand is "Boulange" please get rid of this and provide proper scones - dry and crumbly.
    Also do not wrap scones in plastic as this makes them sweat and results in a gooey plastic consistency. I like Starbucks and visit each morning for latte and a scone. However "Fake scones" are a deal breaker!

    • muggs41
    • 2/14/2013 1:04 PM

    Somethings going on with you web page....I'm signed in to take a look at your new blueberry muffin but when I click on 'bakery' it goes nowhere. I've tried a couple of times but no go.

    • lakers12
    • 2/19/2013 7:10 AM

    Bring Back the good Oatmeal, I can let this new stuff Steep for 15 minutes and still like chewing paper! This isn't funny Starbucks, Recognize your mistake and let's get back to serving good Oatmeal! By the way you have a great team at Your Sterling Store Lead by Chelsea!

      • vmolter714
      • 3/25/2013 7:21 AM

      In reply to: lakers12

      I totally agree! I LOVED the old oatmeal, this one is just....tasteless and chewy. I e-mailed Starbucks about it, but they basically said "too bad". How do they make a lesser oatmeal product, but charge more for it??? BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL OATMEAL SB!

    • vmolter714
    • 3/25/2013 7:18 AM

    I honestly cannot tell a difference between the old blueberry muffin and the new one. Not in the taste, texture or size. Except, it's now more expensive.

    • washfox3
    • 4/5/2013 4:20 PM

    Please bring back almond flavoring ! Please! Please! Please!

    • susanthomason
    • 4/11/2013 8:39 PM

    soy or reg milk should not have an extra charge,,,even if so should be a quarter.....
    drizzle should always be free.......
    I am backing off my regular purchases , I feel I am taken advantage of on pricing....They even charge to use caramel sauce instead of syrup! Geez, they run a 4 dring to almost 6...ugh...gotta quit...nothing is that good, also no blueberry oatmeal to be had in at least 7 stores I freguent...

    • Elaine L Weldy
    • 4/28/2013 7:43 AM

    I love the blueberry muffins, but YES, please bring back the Blueberries and Cream Frapp. I'm allergic to Strawberries. I would so like to have my favorite back. Thanks Starbucks for the best of everything.

    • cathrynmagee1957
    • 5/15/2013 12:53 PM

    The muffins are delicious!! I remember when Starbucks had the blueberry fraps and those were fantastic. Another great way to use the berry.

    • cmintun@eesd.org
    • 5/17/2013 9:46 AM

    Although, I am sure you are trying to get us to enjoy yur new product line, I am not impressed! I tried two different items and was told they had to be warmed. I found this to be true as they had an "off" texture. Please consider returning to your previous bakery. The scores, muffins and bread slices; i.e. lemon loaf were 'top of the line'! Northern CA stores are just not the same with these new bakery items!

      • lisandlaur
      • 10/19/2013 8:37 AM

      In reply to: cmintun@eesd.org

      Totally agree. The Boulange bakery items are like the plastic wrapped stuff you get in a car dealership for free while getting your car serviced. Even warmed, they are not worth buying - taste cheap, cost a lot. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring back original bakery items which were AWESOME.

    • ding007
    • 5/19/2013 6:57 PM

    I bought a grande pipe at one of the branch. It did not taste the way it should be. May I know how you keep control of the quality of the coffee sold in the individual branch?

    • codylarsen18@yahoo.com
    • 5/20/2013 6:19 PM

    Excellent muffins! Will Starbucks be expanding their muffin variety soon?

    • pcladdagh
    • 6/6/2013 4:48 PM

    Whatever happened to the Blueberry Frappuchino? The strawberry's good but I LOVED the blueberry! Would love it if it was brought back.

    • jdutton_529@msn.com
    • 6/10/2013 3:01 PM

    I preferred the old bakery goods by far to the new ones.. They are smaller and much sweeter and the flavors are not as unique.

    • dru0619
    • 6/15/2013 12:20 PM

    love my blonde misto every morning but your oatmeal needs some help!! =/

    • sddolphins2001
    • 6/20/2013 10:21 AM

    I would like to see the Apricot/Blueberry Muffin brought back! That one was delish!!

    • kitkatcrockett
    • 7/10/2013 7:05 PM

    I don't know why anyone bothers leaving a comment. anymore as they don't bother to read, answer or care anymore...

      • ebbill@yahoo.com
      • 7/17/2013 6:14 AM

      In reply to: kitkatcrockett

      They are just following along with the other corporations that make themselves "available" to their customers so that the consumer has a false sense of being heard without really getting a response from those that could give a flying Expresso on what the consumer who signs all paychecks has to say good or bad. Wake up and smell the coffee.

      • enghetrick@yahoo.com
      • 10/23/2013 9:34 PM

      In reply to: kitkatcrockett

      Let's hope you're wrong....
      Strarbucks likes to make money.
      Supposededly, they aim to please.
      They should be reading these comments.

    • Macruns
    • 7/16/2013 8:38 AM

    Too bad Starbucks doesn't have salads without all the oils and fat!

    • ebbill@yahoo.com
    • 7/17/2013 6:19 AM

    Very nice photograph of super plump blueberries and quaint story from your personal past which I am certain gave all of us a warm and fuzzy feeling all over.

    About that blueberry scone you refer to. I have to call you out on this even though I have on two previous attempts to voice my displeasure with this particular menu item. This will be the last. The blueberry scone on the present menu is crumbly. It falls apart before one can get from bag to mouth. Bring back pumpkin scone. Thanks

    • ebbill@yahoo.com
    • 7/17/2013 6:22 AM

    Please show respect when posting comments or responding to others comments. If you'd like to provide other feedback or ideas to Starbucks, see My Starbucks Idea.

    As previously stated in a reply to another consumer's response regarding Starbuck's responding to customer feedback and monitoring of the blog. Yes, us Starbucks consumers may leave feedback or ideas through the cs feedback form or My Starbucks idea but please do not be so naive as to expect a reply. The do not wish the salary expen

    • davidhowell1
    • 7/24/2013 6:16 AM

    All of the pastries that I have tried have tasted good. The nutritional information isn't bad. But the ingredients in some of the pastries, such as the iced lemon pound cake and the raspberry swirl pound cake show that some of the pastries are just the regular modern man made concoctions that can be bought from Hostess or LIttle Debbies. I was very very disappointed.

    • davidhowell1
    • 7/24/2013 6:18 AM

    When is Starbuck's gong to quit using bleached paper and plastic products. For a company that is supposed to be environmentally friendly, these items don't conform.

    • gtroetsch@live.com
    • 7/30/2013 8:04 AM

    Dislike the new bakery items. Not as tasty & have a grainy texture. The chocolate cinnamon bread was the best!

    • janntaylor@comcast.net
    • 8/10/2013 7:01 PM

    The blueberry muffins are bluebelicious!

    • Diana.sullivan@dctc.edu
    • 9/4/2013 7:21 AM

    The blueberry scones would be great if they had enough blueberries in them, and the other bakery items are not as good as the previous items starbucks offered, and where is my lemon loaf with that great icing!!!!!

    • lori.cook73
    • 9/29/2013 11:50 AM

    I LOVE the blueberry scones. I have to agree about the oatmeal being a different consistency...was is changed?

    • swoodford
    • 10/1/2013 5:29 PM

    I used to buy a Starbucks reduced fat coffee cake every night when I worked late. My Starbucks has converted to La Boulange. I tried the reduced fat lemon loaf and the blueberry scone. Neither were as good as the old product. I was in Colorado last week on vacation and was able to have my favorites. Please bring them back.

    • sharinestor
    • 10/16/2013 9:29 AM

    I miss your old pastries. The scones were so much better! Please reconsider your new pastry provider because in the morning I want food as well as coffee - so I go elsewhere now. :(

    • pslupik
    • 10/18/2013 9:06 AM

    Very disappointed in the new pastry. Display case used to be appealing. Now it looks like the "Little Debbie" rack in the Seven-Eleven, and tastes about as plain. I want to see nice slices of pound cake, not little pound cake wanna-be's. The old cheese danish used to look appealing as well. Now, they look like, well, I've already said what they look like. I don't mind paying for quality, but you do not have quality with your new supplier. Please go back to your previous products.

    • enghetrick@yahoo.com
    • 10/23/2013 9:28 PM

    PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD BAKERY.
    The new line of pastries are terrible compared with the original brand.
    I find the quality of ingredients has diminished. Much too sweet and filled with nothing but sugar and cheap flavoring.
    The new cinnamon roll does not hold a candle to the original 'morning bun'.
    Your loaf new cakes are also awful. It lacks the buttery richness the previous pastries had. Worst of all - the prices are up 20%. NO WAY! I'll stick with the coffee please.

    • Achilles1
    • 11/13/2013 5:29 AM

    I prefer the "Continental Breakfast" that is popular outside of the USA.
    This includes coffee, a pastry, fruit, a meat and/or cheese, and milk. This is a healthy breakfast that is consistent with Starbuck's "image".
    By offering this "Continental Breakfast" , Starbucks would, also, appeal
    to foreign customers as well as American consumers who have sophisticated tastes.

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    • jabbadanutt@gmail.com
    • 1/3/2014 4:49 PM

    So, wait. Are you saying you grew up to make blueberry muffins at Starbucks with a machine, or that we might find chocolate chips in them one of these days? Also, was that the problem with the old bakers? Too many blueberries and not enough machines? And how many blueberries is 20% more, because it sounds like it would be one or two. Is this meant to be confusing or was there some kind of translation error?

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