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Old 10-04-2008, 12:27 AM   #16  
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I went to get a latte this morning, usually soy when I get the treat. I asked about the special, and it was made with with half-and-half. Before thinking, I shocked myself and said before thinking, "Oh, that's too fattening for me," and ordered the soy latte. As I waited for my drink, I was first stunned that I said that (what a mindset change) and then stunned that I said it out loud!
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:40 AM   #17  
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So I was walking by my local Starbucks and noticed a sign advertising a new drink- salted caramel hot chocolate! MMM did that sound GOOD!
You totally lost me on salted part. That sounds gross!
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:48 AM   #18  
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Zenor - have you had Salted Caramel? If you want a REALLY yum treat, buy yourself one of these.

http://www.franschocolates.com/home.php?cat=2

Grey salt caramels = little bite of perfection.

It sounds weird but it totally works.
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:35 AM   #19  
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Mandalinn82, I had those caramels last time I was in Seattle at Frans. They are to die for! I drove 45 minutes out of my way to find them after another web site recommended them. When I saw the ad for Starbucks new hot chocolate they were the first thing I thought of. I especially liked the ones with the smoked salt. Out of this world. Even at that price!

I think I'll have to try the hot chocolate - just to say I did.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:45 PM   #20  
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I went to Starbucks over the weekend and learned two things - 1) the short is commonly referred to as the 'kids' size and isn't advertised, 2) the salted caramel cocoa is really good... the cocoa mix was pre-blended in a container from the cooler- they let me order nonfat and didn't tell me it couldn't be made that way, but who knows what I actually got. Maybe the above mentioned half and half...

Edit - remember when you could get 8 oz. sodas in little glass bottles at the convenience stores? It was a perfectly valid adult size then!

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Old 10-06-2008, 03:10 PM   #21  
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I hate fast food sizing. I'll never understand why any human thinks they need and extra large or super size of ANYTHING. Unless they are returning from an island in the middle of nowhere where there are no fast food places or starbucks (because you can bet that when I hit the anchorage airport on the 31st I'll be in line for one of the aformentioned salted carmel hot cocoas. And I'll probably get a big un' too!

Cali, thats right, this island has no starbucks, no "fast food", no wally world. We have a safeway...wooohooo.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:14 PM   #22  
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Starbucks is my enemy! lol
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:03 PM   #23  
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Starbucks is my enemy! lol
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chai tea lattes are my budgets arch nemisis
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:03 AM   #24  
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whenever i go to the coffee shop i opt for water as i cant stand coffee!....
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:25 PM   #25  
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I love, love. love starbucks! last year for xmas i got $750 in starbucks gift cards! I swear every relative got me one, my boss gave me one it was kinda crazy. But I managed to used them all up....
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Smagash - I used to get a chai tea latte every day from Starbucks until I realized how easy they are to make. All they do is pour Tazo Chai concentrate out of a box and mix with your milk or soy and ice or steamed milk or soy for hot. I drank mine iced, and I could make 8-10 venti equivalents out of one box of chai concentrate that cost me $3.99 from Target plus whatever the cost of my milk or soy. At the time, $2.00ish for a container of soy that made a matching number of iced beverages, so $6.00 made 8-10 drinks that I used to pay $4.23 apiece for... I tried the hot sometimes by heating the soy in the microwave, and just as good...
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You totally lost me on salted part. That sounds gross!
Come on Z - sweet and salty is CLASSIC goodness. Yogurt pretzels?

Peets is okay, but I'm a Coffee Bean and Tea leaf fan! I also like Seattle's Best because of their sugar free raspberry syrup (once a year or so, I email Starbucks and suggest they should carry it!). Considering Starbucks owns Seattle's Best...seems like a no brainer.
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:46 PM   #28  
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I agree that salted carmel sounds icky. But I don't like things like chocolate covered pretzels or any sweet/salty mix. I like my food seperate, my Mom thinks I'm weird and swears I must have been switched in the hospital at birth.

I LOVE non-fat peppermint hot chocolate in the winter. I despise coffe or coffee flavored anything though. I can't even remember the last time I had Hot Chocolate with full fat milk and I don't want to! I know it tastes good but is sooo bad for you. Being that I am so use to non-fat it doesn't bother me. I don't drink plain milk, I'm sure there's a difference in taste there too though.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:53 PM   #29  
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Well I finally caved and got it! The guy didn't seem to know what a short was...once he found it he was like "are you sure you want this size? it's so small!" YES I wanted it...heck it's a normal serving size (8 oz I think), so I told him that. It's super rich so I was barely able to finish the short...my verdict is that it was pretty good but not fantastic. Glad I tried it so I can move on in my life, heh!
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