Friday, April 10, 2015

Java Chip with CARAMEL DRIZZLE!

It's been 7 years since I last posted here!  And it's taken that long for me to finally found something that is better than the Coffee Frapp.  It's our good old friend the Java Chip Frapp.  But the key factor is to use the caramel drizzle.  With that, it made the balance of sweet and bitterness into an amazing harmony.  Can't believe it took me 7 years to figure this out.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Java Chip Frappuccino vs Starbucks Custom Frappuccino

So my cravings have taken a different turn. My favorite drink at Starbucks is still the Coffee Frappuccino but I have to try something different every once in a while right? Well, so I tried the Java Chip Frappuccino. It was awesome. Not the most awesomest but a great drink nevertheless. It still didn't knock the Coffee Frapp off its pedestal. The java chip added almost but not quite unlike the bubbles or pearl found in bubble tea. It gave just the right kick. But the intense Mocha taste overpowered the whole drink causing it not to be the greatest. However, I think I found something there. Something that was meant to be but have not come to fruition. On my next visit to Starbucks, I asked the barista to make me a custom drink. One that has the base of the Coffee Frapp but with the extra zing of the Java Chip. Two scoops of java chip in my Coffee Frappuccino please. Lo and behold, I have created another masterpiece of exquisite drink of the gods of coffee. It had the same great flavor of the Coffee Frappuccino added that necessary quality of bubble tea so you don't end up drinking it so fast. Every sip gives you the coffee and some java chip to chew. It's like I'm setting myself up for this addiction. So please, don't try this mix because it will just get you hooked all over again.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Coolatta Wasn't That Cool

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So I finally had the chance to try the Coolata out.  It was actually an interesting mixture for a blended coffee drink.  The way that it was made is similar to that of a milk shake but the base was more of a creamy ice.  The dispenser was like a soft serve ice cream except it was mostly ice crystals like a slush in creamy liquid form.  The process was to grab a plastic cup and fill the bottom with some coffee and then dispense the icy soft serve into it.  Then they blended the mixture with a mixer that looks like a Dairy Queen Blizzard mixer.  Now on to the flavor.  It sucks.  It's combination of flavors are lacking in all aspect.  It reminds me of a lame duck.  It can't walk well, swim well, or fly well.  It does all that but sucks at everything.  The flavor of the coffee was very light.  The creaminess was cut by the ice particles.  It tasted like a half cup of frozen skim milk with a half cup of ice and blended together with just two tablespoon of regular coffee.  The frozen cappuccino at QT was 50 times better.  So far, in my search for the alternative to the Coffee Frappuccino, I have not found one that was as bad as the Coolatta.  Ok, ok, maybe the MacDonald's ice coffee was just as bad.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

COFFEE COOLATTA, a Cool Alternative?

So when I heard that Dunkin' Donuts had a frozen coffee beverage called COFFEE COOLATTA, I had to try it out.  I want to try anything that would be a substitute for my current addiction.  As luck would have it, DD didn't have their machine turned on when I stopped by before heading into work.  So for now, I don't know what the COFFEE COOLATTA tastes like.  One of these days I will try it out and let you all know how it tastes.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Curb Your Cravings

There are several alternatives to help curb your cravings out there.  For example, QuikTrip (QT) gas station also have a Frozen Cappuccino machine.  It's only a couple of bucks so it is almost just half the price of a Starbucks Frappucino.  I really really tried to get hooked on this instead but it just was not quite there yet.  Let me see if I can describe how it tastes.  Imagine a very light coffee in the Slurpee machine with double the cream and some sugar.  It is blended to a very smooth consistency and goes down very well.  Maybe it is just too creamy and not as rich in coffee flavor as the Starbucks version but this might help others out there that may want to slowly stop their Starbucks addiction.  I view the Frozen Cappuccino from QT as a nicotine patch for cigarettes.  It didn't work for me but it might for you.  Good luck...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Venti White Mocha Frappacino Half-Ice Shot of Espresso Shot of Caramel

One of the greatest drinks around.  This will give a whole different feel than the baseline Coffee Frappucino.  It's over the top mixture of sweetness with the right detail of bitterness from the expresso.  This will kick you onto the wall and you wouldn't want to get down.  The half-ice makes sure the intense flavor is unforgiving and will smash your head in like a gold brick wrapped in caramel.  You haven't experienced the Venti White Mocha Frappacino Half-Ice Shot of Espresso Shot of Caramel until you had the Venti White Mocha Frappacino Half-Ice Shot of Espresso Shot of Caramel.  Now set the cup down and slowly walk away. Don't turn back because you will never win...