A group of Starbucks customers is going viral after being caught in the middle of an outlandish drive-thru prank.
It’s no secret that Ivanka Trump is a fan of Starbucks, as she’s regularly advertised on her Twitter. But today, instead of indulging at the Trump Tower branch, she made an appearance at D.C.'s Dupont North location to grab a morning pick-me-up — gaining quite a bit of attention in the process.
According to a new report on eating patterns in Canada, breakfast sandwiches were the second fastest growing menu item last year, included in 1/3 of all breakfast occasions — and restaurant breakfast-sandwich sales in Canada have grown 12 per cent since 2013. Unfortunately, many popular options feature more than half a day’s recommended intake of saturated fat and sodium.In the following Unhealthiest Food segment, we’ve rounded up the unhealthiest breakfast sandwiches offered at 6 top fast food service chains in Canada: Tim Hortons, McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks, A&W, and Burger King. On a 2,000 calorie per day diet, the daily recommended intake for the average Canadian adult is about 65 grams of fat (no more than 20 grams saturated), and between 1,500 – 2,400 mg of sodium, so we’ve also rounded up some healthier alternatives.Scroll through to the end to see what topped our list of unhealthy breakfast sandwiches and make sure to check out our list of unhealthiest fast food burgers in Canada and unhealthiest Easter treats.Let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA!
The Unicorn Frappuccino has its fanatics and its detractors (and 76 g. of sugar in venti). “I mean, ‘blue drizzle’ is not a food,” says one nutritionist.
April 23. The rumours are true — the Unicorn Frappuccino is coming to Starbucks! But there’s a catch. Last week, reports swirled that the coffee chain would be jumping on the unicorn-themed drink trend and releasing a “Unicorn Frappuccino” — and Reddit and Instagram photos from baristas seemed to confirm that yes, the purple-pink drink of our dreams was a real thing.
Another Christmas, another polarizing holiday drink from Starbucks. This time it's the Fruitcake Frappuccino — a Hazelnut Creme Frappuccino with dried fruit and spicy cinnamon, topped with whipped cream and garnished with caramel dots and a sprinkle of matcha.Think that's unappetizing? See more crazy holiday beverages in the gallery above!Would you try any of these drinks? Tweet us @YahooStyleCA to let us know.
Starbucks just unveiled their 2016 holiday-themed red cups, and all of a sudden I'm craving a gingerbread latte…or is it a cup I'm really after? This year the coffee chain chose 13 unique winter-inspired designs created by customers from across the globe, to represent the collective spirit of the holidays (bonus: two of the designs are by Canadians). This is a far cry from last year's plain red that caused outrage among customers who, bah humbug, claimed it was a War on Christmas. Starbucks, it seems, made Santa's nice list this year. Check out the holiday red cup gallery and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA!
It’s that time of year again. Temperatures get cooler, people start wearing boots and coats again, and a barrage of pumpkin-spiced everything hits you wherever you go.What is it about its saccharine scent or artificial-tasting sweetness that appeals to people? We may never know and yet every year brands never fail to hop on the pumpkin-spiced bandwagon. We blame you Starbucks, and your lattes.Click through the gallery above to see 12 ridiculous pumpkin-spiced products and let us know if we missed anything by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.
While Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte has pretty much become the official drink of fall – the brand’s new creation might give the PSL a run for its money. “Starbucks Global Beverage Innovation team took another look at spice, taking cues from what our customers know and love about the fall flavours of PSL,” explains Mackenzie Karr, a Coffee Education Specialist at Starbucks. “When we created the recipe for Chile Mocha, we already knew espresso pairs well with chocolate, such as in our classic Caffè Mocha.
Tactful marketing misleads many of us into making decisions that can have alarming effects on our blood sugar and cholesterol. This sweet summertime treat has 15.5 teaspoons of sugar, 12 grams saturated fat and 470 calories! To put that in perspective, a can of coke has about 10 teaspoons of sugar and 140 calories.
“We were surprised to see most people choosing to meet at coffee shops and casual restaurants for their first date,” Clover’s CEO Isaac Raichyk says in a press release. While users are free to name any location as a potential meeting place – including independent restaurants or coffee shops – it’s interesting to note that food and drink places came out on top and that the most popular choices were major franchises, likely due to them having multiple locations. A few exceptions included Waterloo, Ont.-based Beertown Public House and Toronto’s Pizzeria Libretto, 180 Panorama and Snakes & Lattes.
It’s a big problem for many of us – you go to your favourite coffee shop and are graced with the most delicious cup of joe – but you just can’t seem to replicate the same professional-level blend at home, even if you buy the exact same beans and have a top-quality coffee machine.Turns out, there’s a science to brewing the perfect cup of coffee at home. In honour of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, we talked to Kathleen Cook, a certified coffee master with 18 years of experience from Starbucks for her insider tips on how to make a truly delicious drink at home. “Many people will make up their own formula based on what they like,” explains Cook.
Credit: Lee Breslouer/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist By Lee Breslouer, Thrillist When you order a Churro Frappuccino at Starbucks, a drink not found on any menu, you’re asking a lot of your barista. To get to the bottom of what baristas (or partners, in Starbucks parlance) really think of those secret menu items, we asked our pal Melody, from the always informative StarbucksMelody.com, to talk to the expert coffee wranglers she knows, and interviewed some baristas ourselves. More: 9 Dirty Tricks Bartenders Use to Take More of Your Money Credit: Drew Swantak/Thrillist There isn’t really a secret menu… and that makes things hard for the partners The “menu” label implies that all the items are universally known by name to the workers, so making one is exactly the same as making any of the drinks off the normal menu. Websites, like Starbucks Secret Menu and Hack The Menu, may provide you with an amazing new recipe but, as Brandon, a barista in Michigan, points out, the article “gives the drink a special name and fails to mention that there is no actual ‘secret menu.’” And if someone shows up and orders a Cotton Candy Frappuccino without knowing what goes in there, there’s no guarantee a barista can make it.
Thinkstock Wait! Don’t throw out those napkins! You may want to think twice the next time you find a stack of Starbucks napkins in your purse from your last salted caramel Frappuccino venture. Starbucks napkins apparently rival the oil absorbing properties of Clean and Clear blotting papers.