Starbucks Red Velvet muffin

Back in the business of eating muffins, I finally got to try the Red Velvet with Mango Passion muffin from Starbucks. This is one of the “new” offerings they had, introduced sometime ago. I can’t remember when, but this was introduced in a new array of muffins they had (then), together with the Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese, the Chocolate with Cookie Crumble, the Chicken Floss and the Blueberry Crumble muffins. I don’t think I have tried the Blueberry Crumble, which I suspect shouldn’t be too different from their original Blueberry muffin, but all the rest I have tried, even the Chicken Floss!

My friend mentioned that this wasn’t anything special, but I decided to give it a go anyway because I have tried the Carrot Cake before and found it to be a tad sweet. So this is the Red Velvet! I am not any fan of Red Velvet, and where cakes are concerned, I have only tried Red Velvet cakes probably less than 5 times in my entire life.Somehow, it never really appealed to me, because I keep thinking it will be very sweet but it shouldn’t be, if it’s vegetable-colouring they are using to dye the flour/batter? I’m not sure but that is the impression that I get. Hehehe.

So, as I poked into the muffin, I actually got a surprise. The top of the muffin, contrary to my usual enjoyment of muffins, isn’t what I like. It has those frosted sugary bits sprinkled on the muffin top that I don’t like. But from within the core, with just a little bit of it inside, was an oozy, Mango Passion filling! Well, it kind of looks like salted egg core of the “liu sha bao” doesn’t it? Well, it isn’t and to be honest, I am not really a big fan of that custard bun which many people love.
I really like the Mango Passion molten core of the muffin because it’s tangy taste provided a great contrast to the sweetness of the muffin, which really wasn’t so sweet beyond my tolerable barometer. So this was still a score for me! Except those sugary bits.

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