Thursday, February 5, 2009

Starbucks - Stop Breaking My Heart



Hola from LA everyone! I am still on east coast time so I decided to get an early breakfast at the Starbucks downstairs. I ordered an iced coffee and then remembered that they had all those fun new Chai Infusion drinks. I am not a big tea fan, but chai, I like.
So I quickly changed my order and got an Iced Apple Chai Infusion. At first sip I was hooked. It was absolutely delicious. It tasted like a spicy, cinnamon iced apple sauce tea. I was siked, I pictured myself enjoying this treat on a hot summer day in New York. Perhaps while taking a long lunch in Bryant Park to work on my tan or maybe a 3:00 pm break from excel sheets and powerpoints. I figured, it is iced tea, it has to be relatively healthy, no way is this thing packed with calories. Well, no shock here, I was wrong, as I am wrong about most things. A small, that is in a tiny cup, packed with ice, has 240 calories. The small is approximately 5 sips and 240 calories. If I am drinking 240 calories, it better have some alcohol in it and a cherry on top. This is ridiculous. Starbucks, I was ready to love you, but you managed to make iced tea grossly fattening. I again, am just not that into you.


3 comments:

liz said...

what exactly is it infused with? that could be the problem....

Brian said...

Ever have the caramel apple cider at Starbucks, Rori? It's a sugar rush of the highest order, but damn tasty. (I don't drink coffee, so it's the only alternative there that I like to green tea).

Rori said...

Yeah I used to drink the caramel apple cider all the time at BU. I love it!