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  1. Haven
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    by Haven » Oct 25, 2012
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    It never is, is it? I've had SO MANY students who work at Starbucks, and I always ask them to give my the recipe for the Caramel Apple Spice. I then try it at home, and NOPE, not as good. I keep thinking one of them is going to give me a slightly different recipe that makes all the difference, but not yet. Harumph.
     
  2. stargurl78
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    by stargurl78 » Oct 26, 2012
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    Oh no, you shouldn't tell me that! :Up_to_something: Honestly, that drink might be a bit too "Christmasy" to drink year round though...
     
  3. lin_ny
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    by lin_ny » Oct 26, 2012
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    Iced peppermint mocha for the summer? :Up_to_something:
     
  4. princesss
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    by princesss » Oct 26, 2012
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    Every time I go, I get a box of the candy cane Joe-Joes and a box of the salted caramel chocolates. Then I ration them out through the rest of the year. But I'm only allowed one box of dark chocolate covered candy cane Joe-Joes. Those are dangerous.
     
    


    


  5. Autumnovember
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    by Autumnovember » Oct 26, 2012
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    No addiction here. If I go to starbucks I only get the passion tea or the skinny vanilla latte...nothing else. And I wont let myself try anything else ever because I know what it will lead to ----> an addiction :errrr:

    I AM addicted to iced coffee though :)
     
  6. stargurl78
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    by stargurl78 » Oct 26, 2012
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    Mmm that sounds perfect! :bigsmile: :lickout:
     
  7. Octavia
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    by Octavia » Oct 26, 2012
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    Living in Seattle, you can't get away from the 'Bux. There is literally one on every block, sometimes even more than one. It's nuts. And I can see the HQ building from my office window (the Castle of Coffee, as I call it). I would rather support non-chain coffee shops, but there are none within a reasonable distance from where I work, so if I don't make coffee in the morning or if I need to run out for some during the day, Starbucks it is. At least it's still a "local" company...Anyway, I don't like sweet stuff in my coffee so I just get dark roast (i think the Pike Place blend is yucky and don't care for light roasts, but most of their dark roasts are pretty good) or a regular latte if I'm feeling indulgent. And yes, I do spend way too much money there instead of the gem and jewelry stores!
     
  8. Brown.Eyed.Girl
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    by Brown.Eyed.Girl » Oct 26, 2012
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    I pass by two Starbucks on my commute to work - one right before getting on the freeway, and another right before getting to my school. Then there's a Peets 2 min walk from work, and a Philz (AMAZING coffee for those in the Bay Area) a couple miles away. It's bad, guys, bad.

    And one of my former students just gave me a Starbucks card for writing his letter of rec, so more incentive.

    I can't wait until the holidays - I love eggnog lattes :)
     
  9. Phoenix
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    by Phoenix » Oct 26, 2012
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    You ladies are KILLING me, you know that, right?! :bigsmile:

    Seriously though, sometimes I calculate what I spend/ what DH and I spend on Starbucks and it makes me wonder if our money would be better spent elsewhere, like bling (but of course! :wink2: ), more/ better furniture, doing up our garden etc...

    I don't think I could ever successfully wean myself of SB. It's just too hard, lol!

    Must try the eggnog drink(s) next time I have an opportunity.
     
  10. Phoenix
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    by Phoenix » Oct 26, 2012
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    Haven, Princesss, what are these Joe Joe's? Do you have a pic or a link to them?
     
    


    


  11. Haven
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  12. Phoenix
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    by Phoenix » Oct 27, 2012
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    OMG!! I LOVE both thin mints and Oreo. I am soooo gonna try them! They look DELISH! :lickout:
     
  13. House Cat
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    by House Cat » Oct 27, 2012
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    Here is the recipe:

    http://threeyearsofdeath.blogspot.ca/2010/12/ex-barista-speaks-out.html

    :lickout:

    ETA: Pinterest has quite a few recipes, but this one looked the most legitimate.
     
  14. sillyberry
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    by sillyberry » Oct 27, 2012
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    Candy Cane Joe-Joes make a great crust for this recipe: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/bars/peppermint-cream-bites/

    When the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolates came out a few years ago, I think I actually gained about 10 pounds that winter. I don't think they've been as good since, though, since they got rid of their Signature Hot Chocolate and just use their ordinary (in my view, lousy) hot chocolate which is steamed milk with mocha and vanilla syrups.
     
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    by hoover » Oct 28, 2012
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    It's freakin' cold outside but I just had to have a cool lime refresher this afternoon.

    Then DH asked me if I wanted to go for coffee after dinner. He had to twist my rubber arm - it would have just been rude to turn down a non-fat caramel macchiato, right?

    I am such a glutton and feel so guilty for doing the 'bux twice today. At least I had the willpower to not order a cranberry bliss bar for dessert :wink2:
     
    


    


  16. LittleRiver
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    by LittleRiver » Oct 28, 2012
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    I love an iced peppermint latte (just the peppermint syrup, no mocha) in the summer :lickout:
     
  17. angelcityjewelers
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    by angelcityjewelers » Oct 29, 2012
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    i love starbucks, I pretty much live there, i take my laptop and stay there for hours, drinking coffee.. lol
     

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