Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Starbucks™ cream liqueur

NYCE wasn’t up & running in Feb and thus couldn't wax when Starbucks released its coffee liqueur. THANK GOD they got another: Starbucks™ cream liqueur, which will surely do to Bailey’s what the coffee liqueur did to Kahlua. It'd be EZ here to gush over the "artful blend of cream, spirits, & hint of sbux coffee" or mention the alky level (15% for this, 20% for the coffee liqueur) or caffeine (cream: 9 mgs. coffee liqueur: 34. regular joe: 100++). But cooler are these floating factoids: Cordial-liqueur mkt = $4-5 bill. Cream liqueur market has 22 mil consumers, 3X more than for coffee liqueur. Starbucks research sez that nearly 50% of its "loyal patrons" drink coffee liqueur and are 9X more likely than the nat’l average to buy it. Anyway, just in time for the holidays tra la la

24 Comments:

At November 08, 2005 11:49 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

Oooohhh, that's a must have. Good job TG

 
At November 08, 2005 11:57 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

The cheerleader link is pure GENIOUS!

 
At November 08, 2005 12:00 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

However, i'm no genius.

 
At November 08, 2005 12:00 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I might be a genie though.

 
At November 08, 2005 12:01 PM, Anonymous tg said...

dean, i, too, am down w/ this product 100%. and by the way, the capt. gets a shout-out for reminding me that this product was intro'd. i'd kindof let it sit there in my basket, awaiting take-off.

 
At November 08, 2005 12:01 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

I haven't read the links yet, I just wanted to beat Captain.

 
At November 08, 2005 12:04 PM, Anonymous tg said...

Twisted, you're a little sprite

 
At November 08, 2005 12:05 PM, Anonymous tg said...

but you're no jack kennedy

 
At November 08, 2005 12:05 PM, Anonymous tg said...

NYCE items can be savored on many levels, dean, just like this sbux cream liqueur

 
At November 08, 2005 12:06 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

If you mean Sprite with a 75% infusion of tequila, then I agree. However, I can't access that link.

 
At November 08, 2005 12:07 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Screw Jack. Joe has always been my favorite Kennedy. He did so many good thing.

 
At November 08, 2005 12:10 PM, Anonymous Chappaquiddick said...

I was always partial to ol Ted

 
At November 08, 2005 12:10 PM, Anonymous tg said...

eh, F the link. it was a pic of a box of lucky charms. cute huh

 
At November 08, 2005 12:13 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Lucky Charms are for kids, silly rabbit.

 
At November 08, 2005 12:14 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Teddy will certainly appreciate the new sbux liquer.

 
At November 08, 2005 12:21 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

I think your average caffeine content (90 mg) for regular coffee is a bit off in today's post-Starbucks world, TG.

A 2003 study at the University of Florida did samplings of Sbux coffee at one Gainesville, FL, store.

According to a news release issued at the time:

"The study’s second phase used 16-ounce cups of Starbucks’ Breakfast Blend, a mix of Latin American coffees, purchased on six consecutive days from a single Gainesville store and analyzed by the same method. Results for the six days were, in order: 564 milligrams, 498 milligrams, 259 milligrams, 303 milligrams, 300 milligrams and 307 milligrams."

No wonder we all need the stuff to get ourselves moving in the morning!

 
At November 08, 2005 12:34 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

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At November 08, 2005 12:46 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

I've got a bottle of the regular liqueur at home and it's gooooooood. I didn't see the cream version at the ABC Store (NC's state controlled liqour monop... uh store). The guy there said that they were about to put out the gift pack version which includes a $5 gift certificate to SBux.

 
At November 08, 2005 12:47 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

And thanks for the link and the shout!

 
At November 08, 2005 1:14 PM, Anonymous tg said...

kirk, thanx for the milligram report. the 90 mg definitely dates back to the pre-starbucks era when the "standard serving" was an under-amped 5 oz, averaged out to 90 mgs. but that IS pretty old-school. i'll insert a little modification ...

 
At November 08, 2005 2:55 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

I'd like to try this cream liqueur with a nice scoop of Starbucks ice cream.

 
At November 08, 2005 3:00 PM, Blogger TS said...

A wonderful post, as always, but -- and this is no way your fault -- I could've done without the topless Janet Jackson c/o the Drunk Report. Other than that, flawless!

 
At November 08, 2005 3:10 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

M.B., I could handle just about anything with a scoop of Starbucks ice cream.

 
At March 25, 2007 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life Sucks! I got a gift pack ( with lg mug) and just found out I'M DIABETIC!

 

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