Style

The One Drink You Should Never Order At Starbucks, According To A Former Barista

July 28, 2016 by Caroline Pirozzolo
shefinds | Style

Starbucks is pretty much the ideal place to pick up your caffeine fix: there’s nearly one on every corner in most major cities, and the menu is so big it can almost be overwhelming sometimes. No foam or extra? Should you add flavor? What does coconut milk even taste like in a latte? Luckily, we got the inside scoop from a former barista on the drinks you definitely shouldn’t be ordering at Starbucks.

Tara,* who worked at a Starbucks location in upstate New York, says that unless you’re looking to consume what is basically a caffeine-free meal of ice and cream, stay away from any of the “Creme” frappuccino.

“Any of the creme fraps don’t have any caffeine, like the strawberries and creme one. The vanilla bean frappuccino is basically pure sugar,” she says.

Essentially, “Creme” in the name is just an indicator that the drink is basically dessert. Considering that a grande Vanilla Bean Creme rings in at 440 calories (and that you don’t even get any actual coffee in it!), we think we’ll be sticking to the coffee giant’s lattes and drip coffees, thank you very much.

Oh, and if you don’t want your barista to hate you? Tara says to always specify whether you want your drink hot or iced before actually ordering – you’ll save your barista tons of frustration and will probably get your drink faster.

“I would get so annoyed if people would give a really complicated order that I would need to write on the cup while they were saying it, and they didn’t say hot or iced before they ordered,” she says.

Lesson learned: if you want more caffeine bang for your buck, steer clear of the frapps – and seriously people, don’t let your barista write your entire complicated order on a hot cup, only to tell them that you wanted that grande triple soy latte with extra foam, iced.

*Name has been changed.

Don’t miss: The Most Unhealthy Items At Chipotle and 6 Cocktails That Are Low Calorie

[Photo: Instagram]

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

This Coat Is SO Flattering, No One Will Believe It Was Under $50!

January 13, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
We want one in every color!

Fashion

You Need To Buy This $35 Jacket From Zara Before The Price Goes Back Up!

January 12, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
It's so chic!

Fashion

Once And For All, These Are The Best Bras To Buy If You Have Big Boobs

January 9, 2019 by Emily Belfiore
You're welcome in advanced!

Fashion

Coach Is Having A 50% Off Sale Right Now--They're Practically Giving Away Free Bags!

January 5, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
These deals are too good!

Fashion

Every Woman Should Own This Flattering Midi Cardigan--It Looks Good On Everyone

Chances are you already have a bunch of pullover and ...

Fashion

This Cozy Knit Poncho Sweater Is Selling Like Crazy At Nordstrom Right Now

There are some people who feel more empowered than ever ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS