Starbucks is really keeping em’ coming with all these new drinks and flavor bombs, no complaints here. We recently tried their Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew and now… let the obsession begin. The VSCCB is not as sweet as it's iced coffee partner in crime, the Iced Caramel Macchiato AND it is also not as expensive. A grande Iced Caramel Macchiato will run you around $4.95 while the same size for VSCCB is only $3.75. I know, “only $3.75?”, these drinks comes to a hefty total but when you’re in desperate need of caffeine like I am (every morning), they're irresistable. And no, I can’t make it myself because I don’t have that kind of savvy barista DIY ability.
However, if you are an amazing barista, brew/create your favorite Starbucks drinks and save an extra 5-10% off with Starbucks coupons and deals. Buying from Starbucks online will save you more than in-store purchases, trust us. Otherwise, if you really can’t wait, try hunting down some Starbucks coffee at off-price retailer’s gourmet food sections from places like Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Ross. We usually find some gems there left over from holidays.
Oh, and these nitro cold brews that Starbucks just released in the recent weeks, well, they pack a punch. So if you are ever in need of a boost in the midst of your mid-day slump… just sayin’, try it out.
Moving on, Starbucks just announced their new Sunset Menu featuring granitas and trifles. Just as the menu's name is so referred, the Sunset menu will only be available after 3pm at your local Starbucks. As a matter of fact, you can pick it up right after work or school today!
We only advise that you call into your local Starbucks or have a backup drink on their staple menu in mind because the Sunset menu may not be available at all participating stores in the U.S. and Canada yet.
“We wanted something that was cool, but light,” - Michelle Sundquist from Starbucks beverage development team.
Here's a few somethings that are cool but light!
What’s it made of: lemonade flavored shaved ice in Teavana white tea, pineapple, acai and hibiscus.
What’s it made of: espresso shots, splash of cream topped with lightly sweetened shaved ice and drizzled with caramel.
What’s it made of: house-made limeade with strawberry pieces and topped with a scoop of lemonade flavored shaved ice.
What’s it made of: warm double chocolate brownie with whip cream and topped with mocha drizzle.
What’s it made of: mini vanilla bean scones with whip cream and strawberry drizzle.
This frappuccino flavor was also newly launched across participating locations in U.S. and Canada a few days ago. The blended beverage will only be available for a few weeks and consist of roast coffee, milk, double dose of mocha sauce with vanilla syrup.
Starting Saturday, July 2nd, you can try these Frappuccinos and more during their awesome $3 Any Frappuccino promotion (12 - 3 PM at participating Starbucks locations). This deal cannot be combined with other offers, and it ends Monday, July 4th so get on it!
Starbucks Caramel Espresso Granita looking mighty fine to me. Which flavor are you excited to try?
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