Aug
19
2008

Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino

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The second after Kristin and I took our first sips of these---procured in the Houston airport on one of eight million layovers---we both turned to each other, eyebrows raised, and said in unison "Best! Thing! Ever!"

Though I don't indulge so much, now that I live in colder climes, I've always been a plain Frappuccino sort of gal: no mocha this or caramel that, just give me the coffee and the ice and whatever lard or crack or pixie dust you put into that magical machine to make it taste so good. But this delightful new creation tastes like someone melted a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream with a generous handful of crushed Oreos, stuck a straw in, and called it a day.

Plus, with 270 calories and 5 grams of fat in a "tall," it's not even that bad for you. God, I bet there are granola bars that are worse.

13 Comments

1
Slynnro
Aug 19, 2008

Heather B. gracefully allowed me a sip of hers at BlogHer. I concur!

2
Camels & Chocolate
Aug 19, 2008

Really, that's all the calories and fat they have in them?? Good to know! I want one now!

3
Suzanne
Aug 19, 2008

Yes, there are granola bars worse than that. In fact, I had one for breakfast both yesterday AND today...
Guess what I'll be having for breakfast tomorrow instead?!

4
Jummy
Aug 19, 2008

And the MMCF just happens to be my current Starbucks obsession too! But if I buy a house as planned, I will have to stop my once or twice a week habit. So sad. But so yummy in the meantime!

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JennieB!
Aug 19, 2008

this SO reminds me of Zoolander when all the gay male models decide to go out and get ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCHINOS to cheer up Derek. Then of course that pixie dust crack powder deliciousness cause them to suffer a momentary lapse and have a 'gasoline fight' at the station... Thank *goodness* gas is so expensive and that you don't have a car Holly.... thank GOODNESS!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMdXHQb9JE0

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Heather B
Aug 20, 2008

I got hooked on them when I found out that they have like 3 WW points in the tall. Which is pretty amazing for a mixed coffee beverage from Starbucks.

7
Keely
Aug 20, 2008

Ohhh that's definitely something I could get hooked on... probably best to stay away :)

8
ali
Aug 20, 2008

Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino Light?? has only 170 calories in the tall. just saying...

9
A'Dell
Aug 21, 2008

I had already decided that I wasn't going to go to Starbucks this morning until I saw this picture and glowing review.

But now I just don't know HOW I'm going to keep driving by when I know that THIS sort of drink is inside.

*sigh.* Looks like another morning that I was running on-time has been ruined again by Starbucks.

10
whoorl
Aug 21, 2008

Man, I SHOULD have bought one of those last evening when we had 5 hours left of our road trip. Instead, I got the Mocha Frap, which was, well, MEH.

Next time, Starbucks! Next time!

11
mama speak
Aug 22, 2008

best drink evah!!!

I'm totally getting a grande tomorrow w/my "treat reciept".

12
Gretchen
Aug 25, 2008

I got seriously hooked on these when I was pregnant with my youngest. They are awesome, and there is no excuse for "venti frap with whipped cream" like "pregnant".

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Shea
Sep 01, 2008

I read this and then went on vacation. Tried one of those delicious things two days ago and I've had one every day since. Absolutely yummy! Even my husband likes it!!! But it's killing me that a grande is over $6!!!