Personal “secret menu” creation today–chocolate cinnamon coffee smoothie

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Whipped this up today at Starbucks and it’s fantastic. I’ll be getting this one again, and again.

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Cadbury Egg — a Starbucks “secret menu” creation

Latest beverage concoction from my brain. I was sitting on a beach and thought this sounded good. And it is. 😉

Steamed egg nog
Mocha
Toffee nut
Foam or whipped cream
Caramel drizzle

Variation: hazelnut is sweeter than toffee nut, and also gives an interesting twist.

Give it a try, but let me know if you do.

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UPDATED: Functional “Secret Menu” drinks from Starbucks

Functional Drinks at Starbucks

UPDATED: Starbucks has fully rolled out Teavana teas in their stores, a big but pleasant change. I will give my recommendations below, especially for the increasingly popular “Medicine Ball.”

Synergy of beverage and composing

Synergy of beverage and composing

Starbucks can make countless drinks that are off the menu. The most popular are really sweet novelties trying to taste like candy bars, and are usually blended, but some are very useful for when you need a big push or are feeling under the weather. They help you get through those challenging times, so I call them functional drinks.

UPDATE: Starbucks acquired Teavana some time ago. While the relationship has slowly been developing between the two, Starbucks only recently completely replaced their Tazo lineup with Teavana teas.

 

 

Teavana

 

As your very own Blogrista, and having been asked about these drinks numerous times, I want to clue you in on them. Here are a few of those not-so-secret “secret menu” drinks in order of what I think are most helpful.

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