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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lord, give me strength! Starbucks Fall book accompaniment~"Salted Caramel Mocha"

What:  Salted Caramel Mocha
Where:  Starbucks
Why:  To Kill Your Choco/Coffee Cravings
When:  Reading Paranormal Fiction
Really Want To Know???  420 cals

Starbuck's Descriptions Follow:

Espresso and steamed milk, blended with mocha sauce and toffee nut flavored syrup. Topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel sauce and a mixture of turbinado sugar and sea salt.

The Starbucks Blurb:

Fall is full of drizzles. Drizzles of rain as the air cools, students reluctantly drizzling back to school, emails drizzling into your inbox … but not all drizzles dampen our spirits.

Take for instance the drizzle of buttery caramel layered over sweetened whipped cream on our Salted Caramel Mocha. No rainy day could dampen sitting down with a good book and one of those. So why add the salt? Well, there’s no better way to excite your taste buds than with a little sprinkle of salt just before something sweet.

A tiny bit of our premium sea salt and sugar topping deepens the rich flavors in this luxurious combination specially made to warm up the rainy days of fall.

Did you know?

Salty and sweet flavors are called "appetitive" where bitter and sour flavors are called "aversive.”

The Dame Says :

It's not good to fool with Mother Nature's desires to ease our stress and give ourselves some happy moments of refreshment while reading.  I think it's imperative to have a great accompaniment with Fall reading, especially.  The weather just begs it.  I'm only suggesting this may be a good one.

I've heard rumors that a Pumpkin Spice something or other coffee is good, too.  Which one is that, exactly???

What's your favorite fall weather drink for reading?

Absolutely perfect drink for keeping up with this great Halloween Book Challenge!

Have a yummy week, weekend, month to come...




I want to try this but I usually stay away from mochas because they're too sweet. I really love their pumpkin spice latte but my all time hands down favorite is the caramel macchiato. I think they also have an apple crumble latte right now too, which I would like to try!

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