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  • Starbucks bottled Frappuccino's - Primal or Not?

    I NEED coffee to get me through the day, and the Starbucks bottled Frappuccino (usually in mocha or coffee flavors) is the only thing that tastes okay to me. Is this allowed on the Primal diet?

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    Um, if you want to consume a ton of added sugar, it's ok. Why not just drink coffee and not candy disguised as a drink?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Damiana View Post
      Um, if you want to consume a ton of added sugar, it's ok. Why not just drink coffee and not candy disguised as a drink?
      well said.

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      • #4
        Barf. Find a quality, local coffee shop and discover how good espresso can taste with no added fat or sweetener. The only reason people think coffee "needs" sweetener is because they're drinking rancid, pre-ground shit.
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        • #5
          Not only that, but the ingredients in that are no way natural. Read the label! They do not put the nutritional information online for that drink according to the website.
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          • #6
            I like a little sweetener and half'n'half in my home brewed, ground each morning from organic beans, mug of espresso, but the one time I took a sip from the bottled Starbucks stuff, it reminded me more of chocolate milk than coffee.

            It does have a lot of sugar. It also has pectin, which in and of itself isn't bad as it occurs in nature, but I would guess that they use it to up the mouthfeel because they use lowfat milk.

            From here: Calories in Starbucks Coffee - Frappuccino Mocha Flavor, Bottled Coffee Beverage | Nutrition and Health Facts , a 4.5 ounce serving (half a bottle?) has 180 calories and 33 grams of carbs (31 of which are listed as sugar). As compared to the coffee I make in the morning: ~40 cal and less than 1 carb (which would increase to 4 grams carb if I used real sugar).

            I think you're jump starting your morning with sugar more than with caffeine.
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            • #7
              Get coffee, add your own sweetener or just cream/coconut milk. Start cutting back on the sweetener, and then the caffeine, if you don't want it anymore.

              But really, get that extra sugar out of your life ASAP. It's just added calories and a bunch of junk.
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              • #8
                My husband has a plunger (french press) at work. He gets good coffee, makes it with hot water, and done. He doesn't drink much, but i fyou like to drink a lot, you can get different sizes and have it both hot/cold.

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                • #9
                  The blended caramel frap at SB (coffee free) with some whipped cream on top used to be my one of my all time favorite treats. I haven't had one in about 2 years, although hypothetically it could be part of the 80/20 thing.
                  Ever since I've been drinking coffee, I've been grinding some good quality dark roast, add cream or half and half and I'm good to go. If you get good quality coffee the sugar will only ruin it.

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                  • #10
                    Frappuccino is not coffee with a bit of sugar and milk, it's sugary milk with a squirt of coffee in it.

                    It's basically a step below drinking soda.

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                    • #11
                      My favorite thing to get from starbucks is an iced coffee with heavy cream and 1 pump of sweetner. :x I have also heard getting an Americano with cream is cheaper than the iced coffee and tastes better, I've not yet tried it because I feel bad enough with all my caveats and addendums on my order. :P

                      at work i just have one cup of the coffee from the machine with 1 tsp sugar. yes its white sugar but as long as its only tsp and only once a day, i dont see the harm.

                      dont buy the prebottled crap tho, its terribly ineffective cost wise and not at all primal.
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                      • #12
                        I don't think the OP was for real, but the thread reminded me of an "Overheard in London" moment I had on the underground the other day. A teenagey girl - huge - got on the train with her normal sized mum, drinking a SB frappacino. She must have just bought it cos her mum was staring at it and asked her how many calories it had. The girl defensively snapped back that she didn't care.

                        Sorry, no punch line to the story - it just made me feel sad. She clearly did care. How horrible must it be to be overweight and have other people judging you for wanting to have a frappacino?
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                        • #13
                          Star Buck's bottled frappuccinos...

                          Wait, what?!

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                          • #14
                            Dear god not sugar! Everyone run for the fuckin' hills!!!

                            In all seriousness though, all, and I mean all products Starbucks sells taste like grounded up dog puke. I would recommend you sweeten your own organic ground coffee, because whenever I'm forced to drink Starbucks, the taste is absolutely abysmal and is only mildly made better by copious amounts of sugar. This could be what you're experiencing.

                            You can trust me, btw, I'm a coffee connoisseur.
                            Last edited by Derpamix; 01-28-2013, 03:41 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                              Dear god not sugar! Everyone run for the fuckin' hills!!!

                              In all seriousness though, all, and I mean all products Starbucks sells taste like grounded up dog puke. I would recommend you sweeten your own organic ground coffee, because whenever I'm forced to drink Starbucks, the taste is absolutely abysmal and is only mildly made better by copious amounts of sugar. This could be what you're experiencing.

                              You can trust me, btw, I'm a coffee connoisseur.
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