Monday, July 7, 2008

Starbucks


As it says in the little 'About Me' over there on the left, this blog is about stuff I like. Frappuccinos - I like. More specifically Starbucks venti decaf caramel frappuccino double blended. And, of course, whipped cream, do they even have to ask? Every once in a while, there will be a story on the news about the calories in coffee drinks. The people the reporters talk to are completely shocked when they hear the numbers. They then say they are going to cut back, or make healthier choices. I think if they were concerned about calories in the first place, they probably knew what they were getting into. Or, actually, what was getting into them. And, if they didn't know, shame on the reporters. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. I looked up the numbers on my favorite drink, are you ready for this? 500 calories and 68 sugars. Wow. Now how am I supposed to enjoy it with those numbers in my head? A lighter version in a smaller size and no whip will cut everything in half. Good to know, but since I only get one about once a month anyway, then I will just consider it my splurge.

How about you? What's your favorite Starbucks drink? Not a coffee fan? What's your splurge?

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7 comments:

ali said...

You can't go wrong with a simple, classic mocha. Yum! With whipped cream of course!

Judy said...

I love Hazelnut, or just plain coffee with hazelnut,or french Vanilla creamer! Every now and again I love a Cappuccino. My needs in coffee are very basic! I love Starbucks though!

Kristen Andrews said...

I love Starbucks!!!! My fav cold drink is a mocha frapp no whip! Everything is moderation is fine so go ahead and have one!

angie said...

Ali - Can't wait for cold weather to have my raspberry mochas again.

Judy - I can't even remember the last time I had a cappuccino. I need to try one again.

Kristen - No whip?!! I don't think that's in my vocabulary.

Merrie said...

It's a tie between the Grande White Mocha (decaf) or the Grande Iced Raspberry Mocha (decaf). I've cut back on the caffeine, not the drinks! I also enjoy the Vanilla Latte on a cool morning.

angie said...

Merrie - I love the raspberry mochas hot so much that I can't imagine them iced. I'll have to try that!

Dawn said...

Love - Carmel Frap. and Carmel Latte. It kills me because I know a Carmel Frap w/whip - Venti - is 11 weight watcher points - EEK!! But, there are day's you just got to do it!