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Starbucks to Add Skinny Drinks to the Menu

Starbucks Is Getting Skinny

Realizing that people are willing to forgo the four dollars for a 700 calorie mocha for a dollar-fifty cup of coffee with milk that has much less calories, Starbucks will be adding a new beverage to their already long list of drinks. Welcome the “Skinny," a nonfat Latte made with sugar-free syrup. Starbucks is also adding a new sugar-free syrup flavor — Mocha — to the current selection of Vanilla, Hazelnut, Caramel, and Cinnamon Dolce.

Why is this cool? Well the tall (12 fl. oz.) Caffè Latte or Caffè Mocha ordered with sugar-free syrup, steamed nonfat milk, and foam contains only 90 calories. If customers replace their daily tall Starbucks Vanilla Latte with a Skinny Vanilla Latte they would save 700 calories and 35 grams of fat per week! Swapping out a daily, tall Caffè Mocha (made with 2% milk and no whip) for a Skinny Mocha would save 550 calories and 30 grams of fat per week. This means that Starbucks has finally taken the guess work out of figuring out how to get a yummy coffee without tons of calories. Look for the Skinny to be hitting Starbucks nationwide starting January 2008.


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Fit-Mommy Fit-Mommy 9 years
Love Starbucks, love Iced Mocha's! Can't stand the sugar free stuff. If you're going to eat the crap, why not just have the real thing? Chemical sweeteners have got to be worse than plain sugar! It's not like it's loaded with HFCS.
Lyv Lyv 9 years
I'm sure I would love it, but since the only Starbucks stores around here are a couple of hours away, I'll stick to the fatty ones lol.
dasaero dasaero 9 years
I find the venti Cafe Mocha with 7 pumps absolutely delicious. Better and not as cloying as the real stuff. BUT...BUT...I really want to know the ingredients in the sugar free mocha syrup as I've had some weird health symptoms the last three days...and I've had one of those treats every afternoon for the last three days!
instantglamour instantglamour 9 years
i tryed a skinny vanilla latte it wasn't as good.
Carri Carri 9 years
It's about time! I always have to repeat my order over and over because it's about 50 words long! LOL Now I can just say "SKINNY!" How many of you have ended up with a nasty drink because they wrote the wrong thing on the cup and made it all funky? Never again! :D
hkdkat hkdkat 9 years
Awesome!! I love Starbucks and hate the guilt so this is great to know!
Katikins Katikins 9 years
Seriously - artificial is never a good alternative. Save the money and make your own coffee at home, add some sugar in the raw or honey to your to-go mug and feel better about yourself and NOT feeding the Starbuck's machine... Yeah, that's the end of my soapbox speech for today. :D
EmyAnne EmyAnne 9 years
Thank you javsmav for showing everyone that info! And I’m totally with you all that know how bad artificial syrups are for you. I've even discussed this with my nutrionist and she told me how bad these fake sweetener are for people. I think people don't realize it because what it does to your body will happen in the future; not right now while you're drinking your sugar free vanilla latte. That stuff is a chemical and your body cannot process it so it does not digest it. It stores up in your body on your organs! Soooo gross. I think you're much better off with a real sugar vanilla latte once in a while and if you're really concerned with extra calories just skip dessert later.
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
Artificial sweeteners are heinous! Those are still 90 empty calories. I'm happy to hear that it tastes so bad. People, if you're serious enough about your health and weight to opt for sugar-free options you should also be serious enough to educate yourself about how bad artificial sweeteners are. I know I sound like a broken record but anti-health sponsors have no place on a pro-health blog.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
I'm with those of you who would rather drink the sugar-laden syrup or skip it altogether. Their sugar-free syrup is nasty.
raieven raieven 9 years
^^ s'posed to be "than sugar-free syrups"...there needs to be an edit feature!
raieven raieven 9 years
I drink soy and I don't use syrups-I would much rather drink plain espresso than sugar-free. Less calories too!
fruitcakesucks fruitcakesucks 9 years
It has pretty much always been possible to get any drink on the Starbucks menu with skim milk. (or lactose free, or homo, or 1%, or soy.) The sugar free syrups however are awful so just skip them. (they are full of splenda anyway)
javsmav javsmav 9 years
Yeah, there may be a couple preservatives in the regular syrup, but look at the ingredients of sugar-free compared to regular. SUGAR-FREE vanilla: Purified Water, Vanilla Extract with Other Natural Flavors, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (to Preserve Freshness), Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sucralose (Splenda Brand), and Acesulfame Potassium. REGULAR vanilla: Pure Cane Sugar, Water, Pure Vanilla Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate (to Preserve Freshness), Citric Acid. I'll take pure cane sugar over splenda any day of the week.
redbloodedwoman redbloodedwoman 9 years
maybe it's just me, but i don't understand the difference (other than the way it is dictated) between this "new" latte and my regular order of a "tall, non-fat latte, with a shot of sugar-free -- syrup"....(marketing strategy.)
lmainer lmainer 9 years
please tell me you guys are kidding! 700 would be saved throughout the WEEK... meaning 100 cal per day.. meaning each regular latte is about 190-200 calories...not 700 EACH... just clarifying for everyone freaking out about their "700 calorie drinks".... on a side note, you can get an awesome nonfat sugar free mocha at nordstrom that tastes exactly like the regular one :) also... all of the starbucks i know of have been using the term "skinny" for quite a while... :-/
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
It's about time...
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
Yah, it's probably like a diet coke coffee or something. I do either tall Iced Coffee with soy milk...or a tall Chai Latte non fat milk. I dont' get any over tall, cuz it's just too much.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
The Mocha syrup is DISGUSTING! I got suckered into it on it's first day and it was the worst thing I've ever tasted. BOO. I'd rather get a smaller cup, or only get on once in a while than get that ever again!
emalove emalove 9 years
Mmmm, love my Starbucks!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Wow! Good deal.... I know how you feel sosupersam.
sosupersam sosupersam 9 years
YAY!!!! now i won't sound so snotty and difficult when i order
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
what happened to plain old coffee??? This is like saying, LOOK you can have your coke, just order Diet Coke. This tip sucks...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I'm not a fan of Starbucks anyways...I like my Tim Hortons :D
sugarrr sugarrr 9 years
It probably tastes like air
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