Red Cup Season-Pssst*There is Gold behind the Counter

 

I am a serious coffee drinker!

To me it’s a comfort food; the smell alone makes me happy. Growing up, my mother would brew her pot of coffee, and then proceed to fill her old giant Bill Miller mug with the whole pot, and drink it black. I could be exaggerating, but this is honestly how I remember my childhood mornings.

I brew my own a lot of the time, but I do drink my fair share of Starbucks as well. There are two Starbucks stands that are less than a 10 minute walk from my desk at work!

My typical order is a Venti dark (seasonal) roast with heavy cream and three butters.

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That’s right folks, Starbucks has Kerrygold hiding behind their counter.  I know I am not the only one that orders this, but I do get funny looks on occasion. I’m sure if I ordered a pastry or bread I wouldn’t get a second look but… That’s not happening.

Whatever!  Half these people sound like they are speaking a foreign language when they are ordering.  Plus, the amount of sugar in some of these drinks would make even Willy Wonka blush.

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I copied the chart below from the official Starbucks website.

Starbucks Nutrition Link

This is for the 16oz Grande:

Chocolate Beverages

Calories Fat (g) Carb. (g) Fiber (g) Protein Sodium
Hot Chocolate 320 9 47 4 14 160
Peppermint Hot Chocolate 390 9 65 4 13 150
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate 390 9 66 4 13 300

So go get your Starbucks coffee (not hot chocolate) and your butter too, and DON’T be ashamed or blush:)  Enjoy every ounce!

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