You have told us you want more thirst-quenching beverages at Starbucks. So we dabbled, played, mixed, and tasted...and... what we came up with is simply delicious! Introducing Starbucks Refresha™ beverages, a new line of iced beverages now available in stores across the UK and Ireland.
Almost all of our espresso-based drinks are made from two key, but very vital components – the espresso and the milk. Get them right and you are on your way to a perfect drink. Get them wrong and your drink will fall way short of the mark!
So how do you get them both right? Let’s start with the Espresso.
Hands up if being healthier is one of your New Year’s resolutions too? Well I have some great news - choosing healthier choices doesn’t mean missing out. Here are some of my favourite coffee and food pairings which all come in under 500 calories. Enjoy!
If like us you’re trying to be healthier this New Year, why not try one of these 15 delicious beverages - all under 150 calories!
So... Christmas is over and New Year’s resolutions are maybe already starting to seem a bit harder to keep up! One New Year resolution that always features on my list is the need to try and eat healthier, but equally I know I can’t go without a treat to get me through the day. So, I wanted to let you know about some new developments which may help to make food and drink choices in our stores a little bit easier - and possibly help you to achieve some of your New Year’s resolutions too!
From the 5th of January, we will be displaying calories on our menu boards in stores across the UK and Ireland. We will also be displaying calories and the amount of saturated fat in all our baked goods. We’re doing this because our customers have been telling us that it’s the right thing to do, and we want to be completely transparent when it comes to giving them nutritional information.
Starbucks customers have always had a wide range of food and drink options to choose from, plus easily accessible nutritional information on our website and iPhone™ App. Therefore, displaying calories on menu boards and food labels is a natural next step in providing our customers with another resource to help them make the choice that best suits them. It’s also part of our commitments to the Department of Health’s Responsibility Deal, which many food retailers have voluntarily signed up to, aimed at improving the nation’s health and wellbeing.
In addition to being clear on calories, we’ve also been making it even easier for our customers to enjoy lower calorie options by “making it skinny” by choosing lower calorie milk options and sugar-free syrups. Opting for a tall skinny Latte versus a standard tall Latte means 102 calories versus 148 calories!
We have also reformulated some of our muffins so you can still have your favourite treat with even less calories. For example, all of our skinny muffins contain less than 400 calories and have less than 5% fat or 1g of saturated fat per muffin. Our Bistro Box lunch range contains less than 500 calories and they’re one of your five-a-day, plus our bite-size Petite cakes all have less than 250 calories.
I hope by displaying calories, plus offering plenty of lower calorie options, that you will also be able to make the choice that best suits your lifestyle every time you visit our stores.
Happy New Year!
I'm Louisa, Category Manager of Beverage, and I’m really excited to be able to share the new Crème Brûlée Macchiato with you!
This beverage is the perfect blend of sweet caramel, creamy milk and rich espresso, all topped with a burnt caramel sauce that tastes just like biting into a Crème Brûlée.
Welcome to summer at Starbucks! I’m really excited to have taken up the coveted role of Blend Master for Starbucks UK and Ireland as my summer job this year. As part of the category team who developed the new Frappuccino® to be launched into the UK market, my friend Laura in our public affairs team asked if I’d take a break from the day job and hit the road with Frappuccino® this summer, finding customer favourites, up and down the country.
As you may have heard, we’ve launched a new, 31 oz cold cup size called “Trenta,” which will be available in all of our U.S. stores by May 3. We’re excited to offer this larger size to our iced coffee and Tazo® iced tea fans out there. (And if you are a fan, don’t worry – unsweetened drinks in this new size will still have about 90 calories, while sweetened versions will have about 230 calories.)
Louisa here with another delicious addition to our ‘skinny’ espresso drink line-up: Skinny Caramel Macchiato.
Here are my top 5 reasons to love Skinny Caramel Macchiato…
- It’s ‘skinny’ at its best - nonfat milk, sugar free vanilla syrup, no whip-- topped with a layer of creamy guilt free foam, and drizzled with a hint of buttery caramel
- There are only 105 calories in a Tall size (12 fl. oz) – can you believe it?
- There are only 140 calories in a Grande size (16 fl. oz)—just as delicious if I need a little more skinny in my day!
- It’s delicious iced and beautiful too… Iced Skinny Caramel Macchiato has visual layers of coffee caramel goodness and is my personal favorite
- It’s here just in time to help you with your New Year’s goals
Skinny Caramel Macchiato is just one of many beverages that you can “try skinny”. To try it skinny, just ask for: nonfat milk + sugar-free syrup + no whip.
Let me know what you think about trying your favorite espresso beverages “skinny”!
The day after Thanksgiving, bustling groups of shoppers, parade-goers and Pike Place Market tourists kept our downtown Seattle Starbucks humming all morning long. As I was preparing dozens of holiday beverage samples, a couple of baristas working alongside me shared their enthusiasm for our Tazo® Joy™ tea but surprise that it doesn’t smell like the holidays.
“I really like it but was expecting it to have cinnamon, cloves or some other spices”, one barista explained. “Me too, though I thought it should have minty notes,” another continued.
While our traditional holiday tea may not have these traditional holiday scents, it is one of my all-time favorites. It brings a perfect balance to what can otherwise be a really busy time of year. I love it for its medium body, its peachy smooth flavor, aromas of burnt caramel and brown sugar, and how well it goes with a little food and delightful conversation.
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