South Beach Diet - Starbucks question

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09-26-2011, 03:48 PM
So I love Starbucks Frappucinos and I've always got the light option which is skim milk and I get the sugar free syrup. Curious if anyone knows if the coffee base they use is SB friendly?

09-26-2011, 05:43 PM
It is not :(it has sugar as an ingredient.sorry!

09-26-2011, 07:32 PM
Eek! I didn't know that. I'll every so often get a skinny latte myself.

09-26-2011, 08:38 PM
Oh noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

09-26-2011, 08:53 PM
I'd go for an iced skinny latte instead.

09-26-2011, 10:35 PM
Yeah it's the frappe mix that has sugar.

09-26-2011, 10:47 PM
Yeah it's the frappe mix that has sugar.

Oh, just the frappe mix, not the normal coffee, right? I mean that would be strange... I LOVE starbucks and it's one of my favorite treats. I always get a latte with low fat milk and I'd be really bummed if I had to give it up because they sneak sugar into it. :(

09-26-2011, 11:01 PM
Oh no! If you get a nonfat latte with sugar free syrup it's fine, it's the frappucinos that cannot be made sugar free :D

09-26-2011, 11:20 PM
the coffee in the drinks should just be straight espresso. you can have it black, with milk, without added sugar, in a plain latte....

09-26-2011, 11:28 PM
Guess it will be the sugar free skinny vanilla lattes from now on. Booooooooo! Thanks everyone!

09-27-2011, 11:26 AM
Try the sugar free cinnamon latte- it's pretty good!

09-27-2011, 12:03 PM
My daily is a tall skinny hazelnut latte! :coffee:

09-27-2011, 03:41 PM
If you want a cold, milky coffee drink, I would suggest an iced coffee with milk. Request nonfat milk. Also make sure to request no classic syrup (this comes with iced coffees and teas) you can replace it with a sugar free syrup!

Of course skinny lattes are good ideas too, but just mentioning the Iced coffee because it has less milk and therefore less calories.

(I work at starbucks! :D )

09-27-2011, 06:15 PM
I always get an unsweetened ice coffee. I add Splenda and half and half (or skim milk) and add a dash of cinnamon OR I keep a bottle of SF DaVinci syrup at my desk and will add a dash or two of that.