It’s no secret that I love Starbucks. Having a bad day? Go to Starbucks. Coffee addict? Go to Starbucks. It’s 2pm? Go to Starbucks.
I go there so frequently I have a gold card and I get free drinks pretty much every two weeks. It’s a problem, but I’m not interested in disassociating myself just yet. Hey, it’s delicious.
Starbucks introduced the new Refreshers the other day, so of course I had to indulge.
Yes, all three of those drinks were mine. It was free refresher Friday, and it was also raining, so I got my usual rainy day drink (tall soy steamer with one pump white mocha, one pump chai) in addition to two free refreshers.
The refreshers come in three forms, barista-made to order, in a can, and in powdered instant form. I’ve tried all three, and I have to say the barista-made is my favorite.
The canned was way too sweet (think Izze soda), and the powdered variety is good, but Crystal-Light-esque. The barista makes these versions with real fruit, blackberries for the berry red version and lime for the green version.
Apparently the refreshers are supposed to tout green coffee extract, which has just as much caffeine as regular coffee. I honestly couldn’t tell that this was hyped on on caffiene. Coffee usually noticeably jacks me up, and these had no effect. It does, however, taste nothing like coffee, so at least it has that going for it.
Maybe I need some more trial runs? Take a guess as to where I’ll be this afternoon?