Fall is in the Air

You know fall is in the air when Starbuck’s puts out their specialty fall drinks.  Or is that just how I know it’s fall??!!   Maybe it’s because our leaves don’t really change colors and our temperature barely drops.  Anyhow, this weekend I tasted Starbuck’s new

It is Yumminess!!  I love the little bits of sea salt you taste throughout the drink.
Being curious, I looked up the nutritional info (or the info that tells you how fattening their stuff is) and it’s not bad enough to keep me from ordering it once in a while.  I got the tall without whipped cream:

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If you go with nonfat milk, you’ll save 30 calories and 4 fat grams- not that you need to be worrying about that while enjoying your tasty beverage.  Your $4 tasty beverage!  Ouch!

What signals fall to you?  Do you even like Starbuck’s- don’t answer that Amanda!! Ha!  For those SB drinkers, I’m always curious what your order is??



  1. September 19, 2011 / 4:48 am

    My favorite is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I do so well the rest of the year and make my own coffee at home. Once fall comes, it seems like I loose all will power! I have to treat myself a few times a week
    Angela @ thenestedhome.blogdspot.com

  2. September 19, 2011 / 4:56 am

    I am glad they made that a drink because when I ordered that all the time last year they looked at me like I was crazy.

  3. September 19, 2011 / 4:59 am

    my go-to starbucks drink is:

    decaf, tall, 1 pump toffee nut, soy, white chocolate mocha.

    i LOVE it.

    in fact, i had one today! (i cheated and got a grandet though) c:

  4. September 19, 2011 / 6:22 am

    so glad you posted this because i have been wanting to try this so badly! i love mochas- white choc more than regular but this sounds so good i def need to get one!
    (think i would have to get the whip tho :-))


  5. Michelle Marsh
    September 19, 2011 / 5:18 am

    Tall, non-fat latte with whip! Although it may be changing since I'm now following your meal plans in my attempt to lose 5+ lbs. I made the turkey meatballs this weekend. Not bad!! Thanks so much!!!

  6. natasha {schue love}
    September 19, 2011 / 5:55 am

    I normally order a double tall non-fat latte…in the fall a sprinkle of cinnamon or one pump of pumpkin spice latte is perfect! Definitely want to try the mocha! 🙂

  7. September 19, 2011 / 12:03 pm

    Darn it! You got me! 😉 I don't know whether to be flattered you remembered, or slightly embarrassed that I have blogged about my love of a good espresso drink too much. 😉 I've tried their SC Hot Chocolate, but not the mocha. I just might give it a shot! I'm still waiting for the Peppermint Mochas…those say "Christmas" to me. 🙂

  8. September 19, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    Starbucks openend in Brussels only in April of this year & only at the Central Station. So when I have time I get off the train go & get myself a Tall Vanilla Latte before getting on another train to my station on the way to work.

  9. September 19, 2011 / 12:23 pm

    I tried the salted caramel last week. It's soooo good. Told the barista to make it as skinny as possible and it was still delicious.

  10. September 19, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Oh this new one sounds delish! I will be sure to try it on my next SB run (which is this afternoon!)
    I usually get a tall non-fat Toffee Nut latte. Although the seasonal flavors get me every year.
    on hot days, a venti sweetened Passion Tea is super refreshing!

  11. September 19, 2011 / 1:10 pm

    For as long as they are around, I go for the Pumpkin Spice Latte with Soy! For some reason, the soy gives it an even better flavor (my opinion) – I've gotten my friends and family hooked on soy for the PSL even if they won't use it for anything else 😉

  12. September 19, 2011 / 2:45 pm

    I always get a tall skinny caramel latte but may have to try a a salted caramel one.

  13. September 19, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    Im with Amanda….Peppermint Mocha signals Christmas for me…..love it!!!

  14. September 19, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    I love the pumpkin spice latte and caramel macchiato. However, to get my sbux fix while preggo I would order the salted caramel hot chocolate! Yum!

  15. September 19, 2011 / 4:59 pm

    My all time favorite is the Pumpkin Spice Latte! But, I have them make my "own" version with just adding the pumpkin syrup to their regular coffee and topping off with some steamed ff milk. It saves a TON of fat and calories and actually tastes the same! You should try it!

  16. September 19, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    I love your blog btw!

  17. September 19, 2011 / 5:06 pm

    I get the same thing every time…Granda Carmel Machiatto, Non Fat, extra Hot, extra carmel on top!

  18. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma
    September 19, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    The Eggnog latte was more my thing, but now that I am milk-free, they are a no-go.

    The more I learn about nutrition, it's not the fat grams we need to concern ourselves with {6 grams is paltry}, but the massive amounts of carbs and sugar. 40 grams of sugar is more than a can of Coke!

    FYI: we all need 30 grams of fat for our bodies to function.

    I'll send you some leaves from Chicago… 🙂

  19. September 19, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Lately, I have been ordering a hot chocolate from SB. Loaded with tons of sugar I know but makes such a great treat. I had to give up coffee but this has become a nice alternative. In fact I could go for one right now. This whole post got me in the mood for SB.

  20. Rachel Gray
    September 19, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    Oh how I love Starbucks seasonal drinks! This ones sounds like one I need to try ASAP!

  21. September 19, 2011 / 6:51 pm

    Yummy! I really like Starbucks and love to treat myself to coffee throughout the week. If you want to try what I love, I order a non-fat stirred Caramel Macchiato. Try it and love it!

  22. Lili
    September 19, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    i order tall skinny caramel latte ~ but this new one sounds so yummy! cant wait to try it!

  23. September 19, 2011 / 7:33 pm

    I'm a chai tea latte girl year round. Pumpkin pie in a cup : )

  24. September 19, 2011 / 7:39 pm

    The picture of the Salted Caramel Mocha drink makes me want to leave the office and pick one up right now! Divine!

  25. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    September 19, 2011 / 3:17 pm

    This is my new favorite drink. I go once a week and sit and do some client work with this yummy drink. The funny thing is that I am a tall drip girl, but this one has taken me to the dark side!

  26. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    September 19, 2011 / 3:18 pm

    I'm addicted to Pumpkin Spice lattes. I recently heard Dr. Oz saying that drinking 2% is better than non-fat milk because taking the fat out increases the sugar? Have you heard this?

  27. Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File
    September 19, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    I tried this one, but it was too syrupy for me… maybe 1/2 sweet would be better. I usually get a 1/2 sweet vanilla soy latte, but in the fall I definitely go for pumkin spice (1/2 sweet, soy, no whip!) Yum.

  28. September 19, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    I like it but Pumpkin Spice is still my favorite! I found a short vs a tall gets me just enough to curb the craving and cuts 80 calories for the Salted Carmel Mocha and 70 calories for the PSL.

  29. September 19, 2011 / 10:48 pm

    I'm on Weight Watchers and the drink is 7pts. I am so glad because I love this drink, it's my new seasonal favorite.

  30. A Delightful Design
    September 19, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    I'm a pumpkin spice latter girl, but this looks divine! I love salted caramel anything.

  31. Traci
    September 19, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    As good as this sounds & looks I won't be ordering because I'll become addicted & then I'll gain all the weight back that I lost & I'll go broke in the process!!! My drink of choice at SB is a Venti Iced Green Tea Unsweetened. Boring, I know but I add some Splenda or Truvia & it's great!! Very refreshing!!

  32. September 20, 2011 / 3:14 am

    Mmmm…I tried this as a frap a couple weeks ago. So tasty, I wish I could afford to get it more often (from the calorie perspective first and financial second…ha!)

  33. September 20, 2011 / 4:38 am

    I love a Venti nonfat chai latte! I was so happy when I found this drink because now I can join all the coffee drinkers in the world even though I don't like coffee! It is a little piece of Christmas every time I take a sip!

  34. September 20, 2011 / 11:25 am

    The pumpkin spice latte screams fall to me. I will have to try this one however.
    Too funny about Amanda! Oh, and now she has me looking forward to Christmas ALREADY…love peppermint mochas!

  35. September 20, 2011 / 2:44 pm

    I used to be a Starbucks barista and you wouldn't imagine the crazy stuff we used to come up with! We were also drinking on average six shots of espresso a day….

    Did you know you can customize your Starbucks beverage ANY way you want? You can edit the number of pumps of syrup you get (I always get one less pump when I'm ordering a mocha-flavored beverage because it's so rich and a little chalky), so that's a good way to cut out some calories too.

    I'm doing a Starbucks: Decoded series over on my blog, if you want to check it out!


  36. September 20, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    For me, the day after Labor Day signifies fall, my favorite season, to me. Tall Caramel Frapp all year round.

  37. September 21, 2011 / 12:05 am

    Oh my gosh! That drink looks heavenly! I have yet to see a drink that looks like it would make me feel more cozy!

  38. Meg
    September 20, 2011 / 11:00 pm

    Sounds delish! I bet the salt makes it super yummy… I better try one tomorrow morning 😉 Thanks for sharing!


  39. emily
    September 21, 2011 / 1:55 am

    I saw that today when I was at SB and thought about getting it, but went with something else (non-fat latte), but I will have to try it next time! It was so tempting!

  40. September 21, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    Yes! My husband and I can't wait for those fall Starbuck flavors. It's our favorite season and the return of the Pumpkin Spice says 'fall is absolutely here." Love it. Haven't tried that new drink yet but will most definitely do that next Starbucks run. That thing is calling my name! Happy Fall!

  41. September 21, 2011 / 6:40 pm

    I'll have to try that one. I love the pumpkin spice latte or a Hot Chai tea latte. Thankfully the nearest one is 20 minutes away or I would be drinking those almost everyday. It's so addicting. I love fall !

  42. September 21, 2011 / 8:51 pm

    My go to drink in the Fall is a Pumpkin Spice Latte! I will have to try this one though! I [heart] Starbucks!

  43. Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor
    September 21, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    That drink looks delicious! I don't go to SB's, but I might just stop in and try this one. You are just like me, temps don't change here much, and we don't see the leaves change and fall until around Christmas time.

  44. September 26, 2011 / 2:27 am

    I had one of those the other day and was not a fan. But, maybe it was who made it, I've realized that matters. I usually drink raspberry mochas or pumpkin spice lattes when they're in season and during the summer I drink iced black and white mochas. The prices are steep so I've started using a card that I can preload and once it's out, it's out (until I reload it). But, I bought the red card (I liked the pattern) and I realized 5% goes to AIDs research (I think) until 12/31/2011, so that's a plus.

  45. AnaLisa
    October 1, 2011 / 5:19 pm


  46. October 16, 2011 / 1:06 am

    I love it, but get it with two pumps instead of four in the grande. That helps save the calories, too!

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